Category Tag: Francis Collins

#MEAction Responds to NIH

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As many of you know, #MEAction activists for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) met with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, on December 7 to discuss accelerating research in order to more rapidly provide diagnostics and treatments to people with ME. To read about the details of ...

Mary Gelpi Sends 50K Petition to NIH Director, Francis Collins

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Mary Gelpi first published this post on her blog, 25 Pills a Day. Mary launched a petition asking the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, to increase funding to 100 million annually for ME/CFS. She just sent a large box containing the petition and 50,000 signatures ...


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The persistent dedication of our community to fight for our lives continues to yield results. We are pleased to announce #MEAction has secured a meeting with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to discuss the demands our community sent to him in a letter this ...

The NIH Plan for ME is Dismal

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Occupy M.E. describes the NIH's current plan to address the crisis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as "do a little and wait." Blogger Jennie Spotila describes the agency's plan, which was found buried in the NIH 2019 budget request sent to Congress, as follows: NIH is going to wait for the new Collaborative ...

NIH reply to my open letter (and a legal question from a peasant)

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Samuel Wales, who has had ME for many years, has kindly allowed us to republish his latest blog post, which can be found here. Intro My previous post contains my open letter to Francis Collins. It got a lot of readers. Many were from NIH. But who exactly at NIH is ...

NIH Telebriefing Full Transcript + Audio

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On Tuesday, March 8th, NIH held a one hour tele-briefing to answer the community’s questions about their plans for the intramural study and the ME/CFS program. What follows is a full transcript of the conference call. You can view the transcript and listen to the audio of the call on the NIH website.  On ...