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CDC Funding Update: The Importance of Raising Our Voice

A month ago, patient advocate Jennifer Spotila discovered that the U.S. Senate was proposing to zero-out the ME/CFS budget at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This discovery launched a wave of emails, letters, and phone calls to key Senate staff from hundreds of people, including representatives of six different ME/CFS organizations. After this coordinated effort, we now

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OMF Severely Ill Patient Study Raises $1 Million

The Open Medicine Foundation’s (OMF) Severely Ill Patient Big Data study is now fully funded with $1 million in private research funding thanks to a groundswell of crowdfunding efforts and several generous donations by anonymous donors!
Very little research has been done in the bedbound patients “Hopefully, the more severely ill will have a stronger signal of what’s going wrong.”

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Contractor: Help CDC Develop ME/CFS Materials from IOM Report

CDC – Collaboration to Develop ME/CFS Educational Materials Based on IOM Report The CDC is requesting quotes from business of all sizes to assist them in the development of ME/CFS educational materials based on the IOM reports. Specifically, they are looking for contractors to assist with professional, administrative, and management support services. From FedBizOpps.com: The

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NIH awards $766K to Lipkin and Hornig

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a total of $1.3 million for ME research to three teams led by Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig, Nancy Klimas and Maureen Hanson, respectively. In an unexpected move, the NIH gave $766,000 to Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig and their team at the Center

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NIH: ME/CFS research applications are low quality

When we started working on the 21st Century Cures Act lobbying campaign we quickly learned that NIH officials are continuing to tell people that no one is interested in researching ME/CFS and that the research applications they have received have been poor. At Tuesday’s CFSAC meeting Cheryl Kitt, the Deputy Director of the Center for

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Help us get ME in the 21st Century Cures Act

#MEAction recently launched as an online platform to help anyone become an advocate. Now we are announcing our own advocacy action: A quick-strike lobbying campaign this August to spur the US Congress to vastly increase research funding for ME/CFS at the National Institutes of Health. We launched this effort to capitalize on the 21st Century

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DePaul Fatigue Study: ME, CFS, MS, Lupus, and Cancer

DePaul University researchers invite persons with ME, CFS, MS, Lupus, and Cancer to participate in a voluntary research study to determine which symptoms may be commonly experienced by individuals in multiple fatiguing illness groups, and which symptoms may be unique to each illness. Participation includes completion of a confidential online questionnaire, which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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Get ME/CFS on HBO's "Last Night Tonight with John Oliver"

John Oliver, please talk about ME/CFS Funding! Please sign up/login to HBO’s “Last Week with John Oliver” page to “like” and comment on the topic idea of funding for ME/CFS: Ask John Oliver to talk about ME/CFS Funding! For those of you not familiar with “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – it has become

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OMF Severely Ill Patient Study Gets $500,000 donation

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Very little research has been done in the bedbound patients “Hopefully, the more severely ill will have a stronger signal of what’s going wrong.”[/pullquote] The Open Medicine Foundation’s Severely Ill Patient Big Data study has gotten a HUGE boost with the help of an anonymous donor. This $500,000 donation will

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