Author Archive for Jennie Spotila

Eyes on the Prize: NIH Spending On ME/CFS in 2014

(Thanks to our ace advocate Jennie Spotila for allowing Health Rising to post her blog on NIH spending. With it's 30 billion plus budget the NIH is easily the biggest single medical research funder in the world.   The good news is that from the Younger biomarker to the Patrick exercise to the Katz Read more [...]

Falling Behind and Flailing About: the NIH, P2P, Dr. Francis Collins and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Thanks to Jennie Spotila for allowing Health Rising to republish her Nov 10th blog originally titled "P2P and Dr. Francis Collins".   Our most prolific advocate ,Jennie's in-depth investigations regularly reveal  flaws in the federal governments approach to chronic  fatigue sydnrome. If you're interested Read more [...]

NIH Spending on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ….Increases in 2013

(Thanks to Jennie Spotila for her advocacy work and  letting Health Rising reprint her blog  on NIH funding.  Jennie presents some good news - an actual increase in funding at the NIH in 2013 - and for good grants by good investigators. It wasn't a huge increase and we're not nearly where we Read more [...]

‘Behind Closed Doors’ – Jennie Spotila Uncovers Another ‘Secret’ Government Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project

(Here we go again? Just months after Jennie Spotila uncovered the mess that was the IOM contract, she reports another ME/CFS project is going on behind closed doors. Once again the principals aren't talking.  Ironically the government is starting to spend some money on chronic fatigue syndrome, Read more [...]