On April 29, 2023, hundreds of members of the community impacted by psoriatic disease will gather at the Commit to Cure Gala: Many Voices, One Mission in Washington D.C.
They will honor the leadership and contributions of Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., MSCE, FAHA, Abby S. Van Voorhees, M.D., and Sam Litchen, a National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) youth ambassador.
In preparation for this annual fundraising event, let’s look back on some of the stories each of the honorees have shared with NPF in the past. First up, we’ll revisit the stories, articles, and podcasts with which Dr. Mehta has been kind enough to assist NPF over the years.
How NPF Empowers Psoriatic Disease Researchers
March 2020 | By Steve Bieler | Read the article
As the world we once knew began to change forever in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this upbeat and informative story stood in stark contrast to the environment. In it, Bieler, a now-retired NPF staff writer, found both a great story and an incredibly interesting character.
Dr. Mehta’s sense of humor and enthusiasm really leaped off the page with quotes like this one, about meeting Joel M. Gelfand, M.D., after a conference at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“We spent the day talking about oxidation of lipids and coronary disease. Very cool. Like the coolest thing you could talk about,” Mehta says. “We had them on the edge of their seats!”
The collaborations that have come from this fortuitous meeting between Drs. Gelfand and Mehta are still paying dividends for this community as these two lead the "Prevention of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (CP3)” investigation funded by NPF through the Psoriasis Prevention Initiative grant mechanism.