What’s New at GRAPPA

Save the Date:

GRAPPA Adjacent to AAD will be held on March 22, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center. Details to come.

National Psoriasis Foundation Grants and Fellowships

The NPF Grants programs for 2019-2020 has been announced: The NPF is pleased to announce the dedication of $3.3 million to support psoriatic disease research this coming year. As a primary goal of the strategic plan, leading transformational research in psoriatic disease, grant mechanisms encourage applications from all facets of psoriatic disease and related comorbidities research, including basic science, translational and clinical research, technology and epidemiology.

For more details, click on these links: https://www.psoriasis.org/grants and https://www.psoriasis.org/fellowship.

GRAPPA’s 2019 Pilot Research Grants

Congratulations to the 3 recipients of the 2019 GRAPPA Pilot Research Grants: Maria Maddalena Angioni, PhD, University of Cagliari, Italy; Alla Ishchenko, MD,  KU Leuven, Belgium; Zhenrui Shi, MD, PhD, University of California, Davis. They will each receive $25,000 for their pilot research proposals.

GRAPPA’s “A Patient’s Guide to Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis”

This guide is now available free for download. Written in lay language, it explains current treatments for psoriatic disease. Health care professionals are encouraged to provide it to their patients. The guide was written by members of GRAPPA’s patient research partner team, with support from GRAPPA’s treatment recommendations group. Printing instructions are supplied in a separate pdf. To download, please click on this icon:

GRAPPA Mission

GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) is organized exclusively for non-profit, educational, and scientific purposes, specifically to facilitate sharing of information related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, networking among different medical disciplines that see psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients, and to enhance research, diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

The GRAPPA app!

The GRAPPA app, available in Apple and Android formats, is free to download from the Apple store and the Google Play Store. Designed to be used by physicians, this app includes various calculators.

The app is free to download to all, both GRAPPA members and non-members. Here are the links:


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