Archive for CFIDS Association of America

Unleashing Suzanne Vernon? Vernon Steps Down As SMCI Research Director

Less than two weeks ago Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head made an impassioned plea for $250 million in ME/CFS research funding.  Yesterday, while stating this is an "exceptional time" for ME/CFS research, the SMCI announced that it's longtime Research Director, Suzanne Vernon is leaving Read more [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Researcher Turns Pilot Study into Major Grant

Patrick McGowan's  epigenetic research started out as a small 24 person pilot project funded by the SolveCFS Initiative but it's not small any more. With the help of a $500,000 grant from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust, Patrick McGowan (and Dr. Lucinda Bateman) are now embarking Read more [...]

They Built It and They Are Coming: Effort Attracts New Researchers To ME/CFS Field

“Our intention is to evolve the SolveME/CFS BioBank™ into the most sought after resource for ME/CFS research in existence” In 2008, seeking to shift their focus to research, the then CFIDS Association of America (CAA) (now The SolveME/CFS Initiative) hired their first Research Director, Read more [...]

Methylation, Post-exertional Malaise, Disproportionate Immune Responses and Unique Science -the Solve ME/CFS Webinar Series Begins

A Unique Biobank - and Its  Work The Solve ME/CFS Initative's webinar series is back. Their research director, Suzanne Vernon, Ph.D, will start the series off with an update on the SolveCFS research efforts and the SolveCFS's 'unique' Biobank. The SolveCFS Biobank was one of the first biobanks Read more [...]

Building a National Clinical Trials Research Network for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Now

"a large, highly representative electronic data infrastructure for conducting clinical outcomes research. Specifically, this program will promote a more comprehensive, complete, longitudinal data infrastructure" If there's anything the chronic fatigue syndrome community could use right now is Read more [...]

End of an Era: Kim McCleary Steps Down After 22 Years at the Helm of the CFIDS Association of America (CAA)

Talk about a jolt. Kim McCleary has been the face of the CFIDS Association of America (CAA) for over twenty years.  More than anyone else she's responsible for what the CFIDS Association of America is today, and today, after 22 years at the helm, she announced that she's leaving the CAA  on June Read more [...]