MEDIA ADVISORY: What is Sjogren's Syndrome That Sidelined Venus Williams?

Tennis star Venus Williams revealed that she is pulling out of the U.S. Open because she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, a disorder of the immune system.

A great deal of research is underway at Yale School of Medicine into Sjogren's and other autoimmune diseases. In fact, Yale has been designated as an Autoimmune Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health.

Yale Medical Group is offering experts on Sjogren's to talk about the latest research into this little-understood disorder — what causes it and how it is treated:

Kevan Herold, M.D., professor of immunobiology and endocrinology:
http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/people/kevan_herold.profile

Insoo Kang, M.D., professor of rheumatology:
http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/people/insoo_kang.profile