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Date(s) - 02/16/2022
1:00 pm CST - 2:30 pm CST


Join us Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm CT/ 2:00 ET – 3:30 pm ET 

Research shows sarcoidosis impacts African American women at a higher rate than other patients with sarcoidosis. They have more severe and chronic forms of sarcoidosis, higher rates of hospitalization, are more likely to experience depression and have a higher mortality rate than Caucasians and African American men.

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research launched the Ignore No More: African American Women & Sarcoidosis Campaign to address these disparities by engaging our community – patients, loved ones and providers – to better understand how sarcoidosis impacts African American women.  Join an esteemed panel of clinical sarcoidosis experts and patients, who are all members of FSR’s Women of Color Advisory Committees, for an engaging discussion. Panelists will discuss sarcoidosis, how it impacts African American women and what you can do to empower yourselves, your providers and those around you, to improve outcomes for African American women with sarcoidosis.

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This webinar will be moderated by W. Ennis James, MD, Medical University of South Carolina and will feature Ogugua Ndili Obi, MD, MPH, MSc, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and patient advocates Rhonda Underhill, Erica Courtenay-Mann and Kathryn Washington.

FSR is proud to partner with 22 organizations to raise awareness of sarcoidosis in African American women. Click here to learn more about the African American Women and Sarcoidosis National Campaign. 



W. Ennis James, MD. Dr. James is a member of FSR Scientific Advisory Board, FSR’s Clinical Studies Network and FSR’s Women of Color Clinical Advisory Committee, and serves as the Program Director for the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence.




Ogugua Ndili Obi, MD, MPH, MSc.  Dr. Obi is a member of the FSR Women of Color Clinical Advisory Committee and FSR Scientific Advisory Board, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and pulmonary and critical care physician at the Brody School of Medicine in East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.





Rhonda Underhill, FSR Women of Color Patient Advisory Committee member and FSR Patient Advocate.





Erica Courtenay-Mann, FSR Women of Color Patient Advisory Committee member, sarcoidosis advocate.





Kathryn Washington, FSR Women of Color Patient Advisory Committee member, sarcoidosis advocate and Army veteran.





Sponsored by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.


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