Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

FSR Awards $150K to Study Role of Microbes in Neurosarcoidosis

A researcher investigating pathogens — disease-causing microorganisms — capable of causing neurosarcoidosis has been awarded $150,000 from the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR). The FSR Sarcoidosis Research Fellowship Grant will provide Paula Barreras, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, with two years of funding for her project. Titled…

FSR’s Women of Color Committee Seeks Applicants

African American women diagnosed with sarcoidosis or who have strong connections to the sarcoidosis community, are invited to apply to become members of the Women of Color Committee of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR). The FRS Committee aims to provide insight into a large-scale education and awareness…

Bird-related Lung Disease Seen to Affect Japanese Man’s Sarcoidosis

Researchers in Japan reported a case of sarcoidosis associated with a specific bacterium and complicated by an acute bird-related — pigeons, in this case — inflammatory lung disease called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. A distinct type of granuloma specifically linked to the man’s bird-related disease was also, possibly for the…