ME / CFS Severely Ill Big Data Study Update:
Sample Collection Completed
OMF is excited to announce that sample collection has been completed for the ME / CFS Severely Ill Big Data Study. The completion of sample collection means we now have the most multifaceted and downreaching data ever gathered to analyze and test in our search for a cure.
Leading the design and execution of this extremely complex study is Andreas M. Kogelnik, MD, PhD, founder of Open Medicine Institute (OMI), one of the foremost research and treatment facilities searching for cures for ME / CFS.
As co-principal investigator (along with Dr. Ron Davis) of the OMF ME / CFS Severely Ill Big Data Study, Dr. Kogelnik and the OMI clinical research team set up the protocol, selected candidates, and traveled to patients’ homes to draw samples and conduct EEG, sleep and cognitive studies and initiate a full range of clinical and molecular testing.
The follow-up process included processing hundreds of sample tubes immediately after collection, biobanking samples, testing samples locally, sending out for tests to other leading laboratories, keeping track of every detail and recording the results.
This study would not have been possible without the dedication and effort of this highly skilled team of contributors. We are grateful and sincerely thank the OMI team. (see most pictured below)
We are also tremendously grateful to the patients that gave of themselves to make a big personal sacrifice for the pursuit of groundbreaking science.
(L to R-rear: Luke Hsu, Lori Durazo, Macy Pa, Dr. A. Kogelnik, Dr. K. Reid; front-Peik Sia,
Martha Hernandez, Dr. K. Gera, Sophia Taleghani; not pictured: Dr. D. Kaufman, Randi Alfrey, RN)