Psuperheroes

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The intersection of art and psoriasis

Art can be decorative: splashy colors on a wall or a sober sculpture in a garden. But art can also educate. Two art projects, one created by a Chinese design student in New York City and the other by four artists in the U.K., tell the world a lot about what it’s like to live with psoriatic disease.

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PsA ends a woman’s career – and hands her a cause

Pattie Barry became a nurse so she could help others. When nursing became impossible, she found a whole new way to give back.

Top 11 marathon training tips

A veteran of Team NPF Run offers ideas to carry you all the way to the finish line on race day.

Longtime friend and philanthropist leaves significant scientific legacy

A lifetime of psoriatic disease propelled A. Marilyn Sime's search for the answer.

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Ready for a rocking chair? No way!

Golda Falloon was looking for something to do in retirement. Luckily, she found NPF.

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A ‘superstar’ of biologic drug development

Her mother’s psoriatic disease helped to put Alice Gottlieb on her career path as a scientist.

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Volunteer locally, act globally

Editor's note: In honor of Women's History Month, we're bringing you stories of the women who shaped NPF's past.

Kathleen Gallant developed psoriatic arthritis in 1985 when she was 20. Her condition worsened until she went on disability in 1992. After starting Enbrel (etanercept) in 2004, she felt better – good enough, in fact, to get involved with NPF.

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The woman who walked in the door and changed everything

Sheri Decker started as a volunteer. Over the next 30 years, she would help transform NPF into the organization it is today.

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The first geneticist dedicated to psoriatic disease

Anne Bowcock’s discovery jolted research in the field.

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Psoriatic Psuperhero of the written word

Sheila Solomon Shotwell gives kids with psoriatic disease something they’ve never had before – a book for and about them.

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