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OMF adds Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD as ‘Chief Medical Officer’

In my role as Founder & CEO/President, and in partnership with our Scientific Advisory Board Director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, I am thrilled to announce that Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer of Open Medicine Foundation. The role of the Chief Medical Officer will be to facilitate communication between…

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Stanford Research Update from Ronald W. Davis, PhD.

A Message To You From Ronald W. Davis, PhD Dr. Ron Davis, OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director and Director of the OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University, has a message of hope for the entire ME/CFS community. Dr. Davis and his team at Stanford are continuing to expand research and leave no stone unturned…

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Linda Tannenbaum Talks with Llewellyn King

Llewellyn King, host of ME/CFS Alert, has just released his newest episode interviewing OMF Founder and CEO/President Linda Tannenbaum about the mission and vision of OMF. This is the final in a series of interviews that were recorded at the OMF sponsored 3rd Annual Working Group meetings and Community Symposium at Stanford University. Watch ME/CFS…

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A message about the OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford

An End of Year Message from Ronald W. Davis, PhD, and Janet L. Dafoe, PhD We have accomplished so much with the amazing donations generously given to OMF and we are grateful. We have collected huge amounts of data in our Severely Ill Patients Study, which has yielded lots of information and hypotheses. We have…

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Dr. Ron Davis Hosts a Bedside Chat with OMF Correspondent Ben H.

OMF Correspondent Ben H sits down, bedside, with Dr. Ron Davis over Skype to talk about the latest in research at the OMF-funded ME/CFS Stanford Collaborative Research Center and the collaboration between all three OMF-funded Collaborative Research Centers. During their conversation Ron and Ben also talked about Triple Giving Tuesday OMFCA. Even though Triple Giving Tuesday…

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“The Tompkins Effect” at Harvard University: More Than Just An ME/CFS Research Center

By Cort Johnson The Ron Tompkins Effect Ron Tompkins had recently come back from a meeting with over a dozen MD’s and specialists from Mass General Hospital who’d evinced a strong interest in ME/CFS. Dr. Bateman has said it’s easy to get researchers, at least, interested in this disease but doctors – they tend to…

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#TripleTuesdayOMF Spotlight — Thank you to our donors

Through the generosity of our supporters worldwide, we have raised over $2 million for OMF-funded research. Donations received during Triple Giving Tuesday OMF and OMF Canada surpassed our goal, raising more than $1.7 million USD, and more than $350,000 CAD.   We are honored by the support and trust of our community. Linda Tannenbaum, OMF…

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#TripleTuesdayOMF Spotlight – iCPET Study

Proteomic and Metabolic Plasma iCPET Studies By Ronald G.Tompkins, MD, ScD We have received an anonymous grant of $350,000 designated for the “Proteomic and Metabolomic Plasma iCPET Studies” within the OMF-funded Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration at the Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. David Systrom and his colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a valuable biorepository…

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#TripleTuesdayOMF Spotlight – Uppsala ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center

The newest OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center is at Uppsala University in Sweden. Led by Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, the Center is working in collaboration with the OMF-funded Collaborative Centers at Stanford University and Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals and is actively bringing in new European collaborators. The ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Uppsala University is focused on…

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Ron Davis talks ME/CFS at Columbia and Princeton

Written by Janet Dafoe, PhD Ron Davis spent the last week on the East Coast giving talks and talking individually to scientists and doctors about ME/CFS. First, he spent two days at Princeton University. He talked to individuals, groups of graduate students, and groups at lunches and dinners. He gave a talk in the huge…

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