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SMCI Holds ME/CFS Research Discovery Forum

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The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) held its second annual Discovery Forum Saturday October 14. The forum dubbed “a new era in ME/CFS research” brought together leaders from academia, government agencies, private clinics, biotech and research institutions to discuss developments in the field of ME/CFS research ...

A New Era for ME/CFS Research – SMCI’s Discovery Forum

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Announcing Discovery Forum 2017: A New Era in ME/CFS Research ...

Breaking News: NIH Announces Results of ME/CFS Program Awards

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the outcome of its ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) competitive consortium grants, marking an unprecedented and tangible commitment from the federal agency to the disease. The NIH announced four recipient teams; one Data Management Coordination Center (DMCC) and three Collaborative Research Centers ...

NIH announces centers for ME/CFS research

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The NIH announced the grants for three Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) and a Data Management Coordinating Center (DMCC) that will work together as a consortium for ME/CFS. These grants will be managed by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The total cost of the ...

Ron Davis Gets Standing Ovation

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August 12 was an amazing day at OMF’s Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University ...

Update on the NIH Research Funding totals from SMCI

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The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is disappointed to report that the projected estimates for FY 17 are being reported at lower numbers than expected ...

Jennie Spotila: NIH’s management of conflict of interest

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This reporting is written by Jennie Spotila Next week, the NIH will convene a peer review panel to evaluate and score the applications submitted under the Data Center and Collaborative Research Center RFAs. NIH's management of conflict of interest is key to understanding who is - and who is ...

Trifecta for ME awareness in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Trifecta in Knoxville, Tennessee In an example of Knoxville leading the way for Tennessee, Mayor Madeline Rogero and the Knoxville City Council have provided an ME/CFS Proclamation and Resolution in honor of May 12th, International ME/CFS Awareness Day. Supporting the global movement of lighting bridges and buildings in the ME blue ...

Voices from Sacramento: Janet Dafoe and Ashley Haugen

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Some of you may know Dr. Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley Haugen through their tireless advocacy work for ME.  Dr. Dafoe's son and Ashley's brother, Whitney Dafoe, has severe ME, and is the impetus behind their efforts to raise funding, raise awareness, and raise hell. These statements were read at the Sacramento California rally ...

Engaging People with ME as Partners in the CRCs

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The National Institute of Health’s RFA for ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers breaks new ground. For the first time, the funding agency is strongly encouraging researchers “to establish partnerships with patients groups and solicit their input” as part of their research plan. #MEAction assembled a team of volunteers to assist researchers in ...
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