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Announcing the 2021 Research Grant Awards

  • Learn about the 8 new research grants awarded for 2021.

Pre-Doctoral Summer Fellowship Awards

  • Learn more about the new Arnold Postlethwaite, M.D., Pre-Doctoral Summer Fellowship Awards

Virtual University, Patient Education Series

  • LEARN about the Scleroderma Foundation's 2020 Virtual University, patient education series.


  • See the 2020 awardees and celebrate the dedication and passion of our volunteers and chapters to advancing the Scleroderma Foundation's mission of support, education, and research.

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The Scleroderma Foundation is a federally qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of the scleroderma community.  Our primary goal is to raise funds and awareness for our three-fold mission of support, education and research.  All donations are qualified charitable donations to the fullest extent of the law.  Our federal tax identification number is 52-1375827.  All donations are gratefully accepted. 

What is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.


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eLetter #915; April 30, 2021

  • 2021 Research Grant Awards, Harry Karmouty-Quintana, Ph.D.
  • ZOOM: BIPOC Virtual Scleroderma Support Group, Sunday, May 2, 2021, 4 p.m. Eastern
  • ZOOM: Meet the Experts: Going Virtual with Patients and Families, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern
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