ILD and Sarcoidosis Support Group


About Support Group

The University of Florida ILD And Sarcoidosis Support Group was started in 2018 to give patients from our region and state an opportunity to learn more about their disease, develop skills to build resilience, connect with other patients and interact with specialists from the UF ILD and Sarcoidosis clinic. Each meeting, we have a guest speaker who presents a topic and takes questions from the members of the support group. Guest speaks have included: lung transplant doctors, gastrointestinal specialists, experts in oxygen therapy, representatives from the pulmonary fibrosis foundation, research coordinators, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease experts. We have also had a couple of sessions on pulmonary exercises that encouraged audience participation.

Since the pandemic began, our support group has moved online and is accessible through a Zoom link that you receive to your email. The link is also provided below under the heading “Next Support Group Meeting”. This allows you to participate from the comfort of your home. If you are interested in joining the support group please contact Support Group Coordinator, Kayley Hamilton.

Upcoming Events

NEXT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Friday, October 29tn at 1:00pm on Zoom*. You can join the meeting on this date via the Zoom link below:

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all will be held virtually until further notice.

Recorded Support Group Meetings

Other Resources for Patients

Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis:

PFF Webinars:


Meet the Team

Research Coordinator

Nieci Black


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Diana Gomez

ILD Program Associate Director; Sarcoidosis Program Associate Director


Research Coordinator

Rosie Kizza


Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Divya Patel

ILD Program Director; Sarcoidosis Program Director


ILD Support group coordinator

Kayley Hamilton


Contact Us

For more information about ILD and Sarcoidosis Support Group, please contact Support Group Coordinator, Kayley Hamilton.