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Saira Sheikh, MD

Ginny and Doug Ware have partnered with Saira Sheikh, MD, to support a new fund that will advance science and improve the lives of individuals with autoimmune diseases. Their generous gift was used to create the Virginia A. and Douglas R. Ware Fund for Excellence in Autoimmune Diseases.

“This new Fund will support my vision for a program at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) with potential for much larger impact in the future – a platform to develop ground-breaking ideas, and a community of doctors, researchers and patients who are working closely together to advance science and to improve the lives of individuals with autoimmune diseases,” said Sheikh, the Linda Coley Sewell Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, and Director of Clinical Trials at TARC.

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