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Category Tag: funding

Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Senator Markey is currently asking for support from his fellow Senators for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (Defense committee) What our ...

Increased Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo, are currently asking for support from their fellow House Members for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical ...

Why we’re Targeting the NIH for #MillionsMissing

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    The logic is crystal clear for why the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should make a serious commitment to funding research for ME/CFS. The disease affects a high proportion of Americans - estimates range from 1 to 2.5 million people; the disease is highly debilitating, leaving 75 percent unable to ...

Funding for U.S. research centers falls way short

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Government funding for research centers and a data management center for ME/CFS has been made public, and the amount of funding allocated is infuriatingly small. The National Institute of Health (NIH) plans to issue two Requests for Application (RFAs) in January to fund 2-3 collaborative research centers and a data management ...

Winners of the #MillionsMissing Art competition

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We're excited to announce the winners of the #MillionsMissing Art competition. 1st prize went to CJ Janzen from Cambridge, Ontario who made two amazing songs about ME. Listen here: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Song - Rough by CJ Janzen | Free Listening on SoundCloud A Song For M.E. by CJ Janzen | Free Listening ...

Dimmock, Mirin & Jason: Estimating disease-burden in the US

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Yesterday, Mary Dimmock, Arthur Mirin and Leonard Jason published a hallmark study in disease burden in myalgic encephalomyelitis. Why is funding so low? Funding for ME/CFS is arguably the lowest per patient for any major disease in the United States, averaging to about $5 per patient per year.  Compare this to multiple ...

Update: the ongoing work of #MillionsMissing

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  Momentum continues from the #MillionsMissing campaign that was born last May. Activists took to the streets worldwide in 11 cities in May -  and in 25 cities in September - to protest their government's neglect of people with ME. While the posters are now stored away, activism has continued behind ...

Canada: Find CIHR qualified grant reviewers!

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When a grant proposal is submitted, a panel of experts will examine it for merit before making a final decision.  But what happens when those 'experts' deny the very existence of the disease they purport to study? Memorably, a recent grant proposal was submitted to Canada's CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health ...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

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21st Century Cures Act Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support ME/CFS advocates have been eagerly awaiting passage of the 21st Century Cures Act since it was initially introduced in 2013, given it was originally written to increase NIH funding and fast-track research and treatment development. On Wednesday, November 30, a ...

#MEAction US protest demands

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These demands were originally issued for the May 25, 2016 MillionsMissing demonstrations. Minor revisions were made to the demands in November 2016 to reflect community input on the definition, the primer, the name, and the need for improvements in clinical care.   You can access and download a pdf of the ...