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 projects for fiscal year 2017 will be over $7 million. That amount is only for the 2017 year and does not include the following years.
Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director of NIH’s NINDS says, “The researchers will be encouraged to work with the ME/CFS community to help move the field forward. Individuals with ME/CFS provide a unique perspective on the disease, and their experiences with ME/CFS will help advance research and move us closer to a cure,”
The grants have been awarded to:
- Cornell ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center
-Principal Investigator: Maureen Hanson, M.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- Center for Solutions for ME/CFS
-Principal Investigator: W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., Columbia University, New York City
- Topological Mapping of Immune, Metabolomic and Clinical Phenotypes to Reveal ME/CFS Disease Mechanisms
-Principal Investigator: Derya Unutmaz, M.D., The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, Connecticut
- Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers
– Principal Investigator: Rick L. Williams, Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle, North Carolina