Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

National EB Awareness Week Emphasizes Advocacy

From sharing images and information on social media, to holding fundraisers to spread the word about epidermolysis bullosa (EB), supporters are set to mark National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week Oct. 25–31. “National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week … is a time to increase awareness of EB, to promote the need for a…

Pain With Dominant DEB Can Be Severe, Affecting Life Quality

Pain, but not wound size, significantly affects a person’s perception of disease severity with dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), a study reports. Chronic open wounds, difficulty swallowing or walking, and anal narrowing also plays into patients’ perceptions of their disease’s severity. The study, “Patient-reported outcomes and…