Tag: NIH

NIH announces two new funding opportunities for ME

On April 13, NIH announced two new funding opportunities for ME/CFS research:  PAR-20-165, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) PAR-20-168, Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) What is an R01?  What is an R21? R01 and R21 are two common types of funding

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NIH Neglect is a Key Reason for the ME/CFS Crisis

The Associated Press published a syndicated article last week profiling a study being done by the NIH on ME/CFS. The article describes well the severity of ME, and the immense challenges our community faces, including lack of treatments, difficulty getting a diagnosis, skeptical doctors and a lack of knowledge about the disease. While the AP

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NIH Receives Surprise Holiday Gift from ME Community

It was a big holiday season for Dr. Walter Koroshetz who oversees ME/CFS research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!  As part of our Cards for Koroshetz Campaign, people with ME, caretakers and allies sent Dr. Koroshetz 500 holiday cards with their stories of living with a neglected and shunned disease. They told Dr. Koroshetz

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Why Claudia Carrera is Fighting for ME Research

Claudia Carrera, 35, was halfway through her graduate program in musicology at New York University when her mild symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) became severe. She tried pushing through, but eventually had to return home to be cared for by her parents. Nowadays, she oscillates between accepting she may never accomplish her life goals––finish her

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Cards for Koroshetz: Send a Holiday Card to NIH Demanding Action!

This holiday season, the #MEAction community plans to flood the mailbox of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with holiday cards calling for NIH NINDS Director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, to take immediate ACTIONS to end the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We need your help! Take action with us: Send Dr Koroshetz a holiday

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Read #MEAction’s Request for Information response to the NIH

The story so far NINDS, the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke at the NIH has solicited an RFI, or a Request for Information, from the ME community on how to advance research for myalgic encephalomyelitis.   With only a few weeks’ turn-around, the #MEAction NIH working group produced a compelling response based on information conveyed in

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Celebrating Our Wins for ME!

It has been been an exciting time for the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community these past few weeks. We are in awe of the sacrifices and hard work people with ME and their allies have made to make their voices heard.     #MEAction and the Solve ME/CFS Initiative organized the largest Advocacy Day ever with more than 200

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Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted by #MEAction and SMCI

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Enrolling: NIH Focus Group on PEM

Overview The NIH is currently looking for volunteers with ME/CFS to participate in a focus group that will be used to learn more about PEM in daily life as well as to hear about your experiences with Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) if you have experienced it. They are particularly looking for people in the

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#MEAction Responds to NIH

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 the meeting, click here.

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