Tag Archives: RFA

Dr. Collins: Keep Your Promise!

This is a call to action. I hope you will join me in demanding that Dr. Collins keep NIH’s promise to the ME community. (Edited to add: this action originated with MEAction. I’m just helping to boost the signal.) The … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 12/19/16

There was a veritable flurry of RFAs last week, with the most issued in any single week since I started tracking last year. But more than halfway through December, the promised RFAs for the ME/CFS research consortium and data center … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 12/12/16

It’s December and the news we’ve all been waiting for – the announcement of ME/CFS RFAs – has not come. But other things of note have been happening. On the RFA front, NIH has passed half a billion dollars in … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 12/5/16

The news in the past week was more about NIH generally, rather than ME specifically. President-elect Trump has nominated Representative Tom Price to be Secretary of HHS. This has touched off a war of words within the medical community, as … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 11/28/16

A short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t slow NIH down, apparently. More than $40 million was committed to RFAs last week. ME/CFS research didn’t even get the giblets. Will we be more successful in December? Here are the … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 11/21/16

The big news (apart from the election, of course) is that Carol Head and Dr. Zaher Nahle of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative had a brief meeting with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH. SMCI reported: Dr. Collins could not offer … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 11/14/16

It got a bit crazy with NIH last week, didn’t it? The talk by Dr. Shorter went ahead as scheduled on November 9th, much to the chagrin of the entire patient community. Afterwards, NIH issued a follow up response which … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 11/7/16

We learned a bit more about NIH’s plans for ME/CFS RFAs during last week’s NIH telebriefing. In response to a comment from Bob Miller, Dr. Koroshetz said that funding for the research consortia centers will be “significant” and “equivalent to … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 10/31/16

Among the $53 million in RFAs issued by NIH last week were two RFAs for pilot clinical trials in pediatric chronic kidney disease. These are significant for us because the RFAs establish a network of three participating clinical centers and … Continue reading

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RFA Ticker, 10/24/16

Another huge week for RFAs at NIH! Last week alone, NIH issued 17 RFAs for a total of more than $94 million. ME/CFS research did not get an RFA, but we did get official news about the RFAs promised us … Continue reading

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