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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 offerl 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>>







Look at Us!

“Look at Us!” is what we tell our communities as we raise awareness of alopecia areata - and the need for support, education and research - to a whole new level with events across the country during the month of September. You can participate too!  If there’s an activity you and your friends and family enjoy, it’s extremely likely you can build a fundraiser around it. This creates energy and enthusiasm, not only for you but for those attending. Find out how you can participate >>>

2014 Alopecia Areata Research Summit Slated for December 2014

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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Get Your Boogie On!

As you know, we’re smack in the middle of Alopecia Areata Awareness Month.  What better time is there to fundraise while shakin’ it loose with our first ever Bald Boogie Challenge to raise $100,000 for NAAF in 14 days, September 16-30! We can do it…and you can play a big part!  All you have to do is get down and dance!  Read all about it here and get your boogie on>>>

Defining Our Destiny in San Antonio: NAAF Conference Launches a New Era

San Antonio in the twilight of June is hot, humid and, in our experience, prone to some short but intense rainstorms.  It’s also studded with history, Spanish-style architecture, and a justifiably popular estuary-themed cornucopia called the River Walk.  Like so many of its denizens, the South Texas city is beautiful and dramatic, but also profoundly friendly; the perfect venue for the 29th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation International Conference.   Read More >>

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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