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Pediatric Primer Not For Prime Time

Guest post by Denise Lopez-Majano Young people with ME face huge difficulty in finding knowledgeable healthcare providers because there is only one full-time pediatric ME specialist in the United States, and he is unable to take on any more patients. … Continue reading

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The Halfway Point

We are halfway through fiscal year 2017. How much money has NIH spent on ME/CFS research so far this year, and where will we end up? The short version is: based on current spending, we are unlikely to hit the … Continue reading

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Best Practices

How can people with ME be more engaged in research? I mean really, meaningfully engaged from the design phase all the way through to the dissemination phase? I have an answer! With the help of #MEAction, I led a group … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 2/6/17

I have no words this week, friends. I’m tracking the numbers because that is all I can do. One announcement: The NIH Clinical Care Center study of post-infectious ME/CFS is now recruiting participants. You can see the flyer here, and … Continue reading

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CFSAC Public Comment, January 2017

I prepared comments for the January 13, 2017 CFS Advisory Committee meeting, but when my time arrived I decided to wing it. Below is my best reconstruction of what I said, a mixture of my prepared and spontaneous remarks. Start … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 1/16/17

NIH issued no RFAs last week, but we have plenty to talk about after Dr. Vicky Whittemore’s presentation at the CFS Advisory Committee on Friday. Dr. Whittemore’s announcement was simultaneously welcome and disappointing. During her update to the committee on … Continue reading

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Comment by Terri Wilder, 1/12/17

Terri Wilder made these remarks at the January 12, 2017 meeting of the CFS Advisory Committee. I’m pleased to publish her complete comments, with her permission. Good Afternoon- My name is Terri Wilder and I’m a person living with ME. … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 1/9/17

So. Is anyone surprised that it is January 9th and we do not have the promised RFAs? I didn’t think so. Will we hear an announcement at the CFS Advisory Committee meeting this week? I don’t know. The question that … Continue reading

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Zero, Zilch, Zippo

Zero, zilch, zippo, nada, cero, null, nulla, sifr, nul’, ling, nialas, sero, naught. No matter how you say it, we got nothing. Despite the promise in October 2015 that a request for proposals would be issued “soon.” Despite Dr. Collins’s … Continue reading

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CFSAC Meeting Information and Logistics

The federal CFS Advisory Committee meeting is only two weeks away. This will be an in-person meeting, but will not be held in the Health and Human Services building. Denise Lopez-Majano and I reached out to HHS for important information … Continue reading

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