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FDA-approved Drug Produces Near Complete Hair Growth

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation congratulates its advisors, Drs. Raphael Clynes, Angela Christiano and Julian Mackay-Wiggan, and their team at Columbia University Medical Center for their exciting preliminary findings with an FDA-approved drug which has produced near complete hair regrowth in several patients with moderate-to-severe alopecia areata.  We applaud the publication of these results in Nature Medicine this month.. Read More >>

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NAAF is proud to offer the Alopecia Areata Treatment Development Program Video, an emotional and informative 7-minute presentation of stories, reflections and personal accounts from both lay people and experts who understand and care about what is needed to help those with alopecia areata, world’s most common autoimmune disease. This video illustrates why NAAF’s Alopecia Areata Treatment Development Program is so vital to achieving one of NAAF’s most important goals:  finding effective, FDA-approved treatments that restore hair growth for people affected by alopecia areata. Watch it Now>>







2014 Alopecia Areata Research Summit Slated for Dec. 4 & 5

The next Alopecia Areata Research Summit,“From Targets to Treatments: Bridging Autoimmune Research to Advance Understanding of Alopecia Areata”, will be held in Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday, December 4 - Friday, December 5, 2014. The conference is hosted by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) and sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS). These summits have transformed the understanding of alopecia areata from largely inflammatory and dermatological perspectives to a focus on the genetic and immunological factors that are now recognized as driving determinants of the disease process. Read More>>

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Need Information & Support? Request it Here! 

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed specifically with alopecia areata, you may request information from NAAF by completing the form on this page. The NAAF support program offers different ways to create a sense of community amongst individuals with alopecia areata and their families. NAAF has support groups all over the world to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment.  Find Support Now 


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Giving to NAAF this Holiday Season!

Our progress these last five years has been nothing short of astounding.  Imagine what we can accomplish in the next five years.  Give to NAAF today so we can realize all that we imagine and this community so deeply deserves.. Donate here>>

Our Video & Other Materials Help Your Child Have a Good School Experience

School can be stressful for any child, especially those with alopecia areata.  The thought of going to class can be a source of anxiety and insecurity.  Luckily, we have many resources to help parents, students and schools be prepared, including a new video made by an 11-year-old girl with alopecia areata and the broadcasting instructor at her school.  We know you, your child and their school will find these materials helpful. Find Them Here>>>  


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