Driving research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS),
Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Post COVID .

A Cure Is Out There

People with Chronic Complex Diseases deserve the right to live full, productive lives.

A Game Changer

OMF's goal is to raise $20+ million per year, in honor of the over 20 million ME / CFS sufferers worldwide.

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An Alliance of
Brilliant Scientific Minds

18 World-renowned scientists

2 Nobel Laureates

5 National Academy of Sciences Members

World-Class Research

5 OMF established ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) affects over 20 million people.

Established in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) leads the largest, concerted worldwide nonprofit effort to diagnose, treat, and  prevent ME / CFS and related chronic, complex diseases such as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Post COVID.

OMF adds urgency to the search for answers by driving transformational philanthropy and investments into global research. We have raised over $28 Million from private donors, and facilitated and funded the establishment of five prestigious ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers.

OMF Funded Collaborative Research Centers

at Stanford

Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

Clinical and scientific mechanistic studies towards discovering new treatments

at Uppsala, Sweden

Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD

Research for biomarkers in body and brain

Chris Armstrong, PhD

Precision personalized medicine research program


The current COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to understand how a viral infection may convert to ME/CFS in some patients.

The five ME/CFS Collaborative Centers have begun a unique,  extensive, in-depth longitudinal molecular study following COVID-19 patients. Their shared goal is to determine the pathways involved in maintaining long-term symptoms in some patients,  possibly converting to ME/CFS. They seek to learn about these pathways so as to develop biomarkers, novel drug targets,  new treatment, and prevention strategies.

OMF Scientific Advisory Board

18 world-renowned scientists

2 Nobel laureates

5 National Academy
of Sciences members

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