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The University of Michigan Scleroderma Program has been selected to pilot the first Outpatient Peer Mentor Program. 

The University of Michigan Scleroderma Program has been selected to pilot the first Outpatient Peer Mentor Program.  Three of our patient partners, Anita DeVine, Sheri Hicks, and Mary Alore (pictured) have volunteered to be the first peer mentors and have gone through peer mentoring training.  The Peer Mentor Program, in conjunction with the medical team, is designed to empower patients with Scleroderma to take control of their lives and their health care.  The goal of the peer mentors is to help patients face issues of the disease. They will try to help patients think through alternatives, and cope with depression and anger that are natural to the process. They are positive role models who provide hope, encouragement and understanding.

Peer Mentors are volunteers of the University of Michigan Health System and have been trained through the Patient and Family Centered Care department of UMHS.

Scleroderma Research Highlighted in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine’s 2013 Annual Report.

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Dynamic Duos 5K Race

Register for the Dynamic Duos 5K Race to support the Scerloderma Foundation. Read more.

University of Michigan Hand-in-Hand

Scleroderma patients working hand-in-hand with the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program for a cure and care. Read More.

University of Michigan / Michigan State University Scleroderma Research Featured on Channel Four News, Detroit.

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Standing Hand-in-Hand for Scleroderma

While Sheri Hicks was living in Tuscon, Arizona, and tending to her 1-year-old son, she began to notice painful ulcers on her fingertips. As the ulcers persisted, they became unbearable.

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Old Medications and New Targeted Therapies in
Systemic Sclerosis

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