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National Alopecia Areata Foundation

a/k/a: NAAF


14 Mitchell Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States





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The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is a voluntary health organization and a primary source of funding for research on basic hair biology and alopecia areata. Established in 1981, the foundation leads medical research efforts by raising private funds and awarding grants to qualified investigators at university centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It also seeks to inform government officials about alopecia areata in an effort to obtain federal funding for research studies on this disorder. The foundation conducts on-going public awareness programs to increase the public's understanding of this disorder. As a worldwide center for educational materials, the foundation supplies a wide variety of information, support, and resources for people with alopecia areata and their physicians. Numerous brochures, a handbook, a foundation report, newsletters, a novel entitled "Herman," and a video called "This Weird Thing That Makes My Hair Fall Out" are available from the foundation.

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