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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases


Dr. Ron Davis Talks with Llewellyn King about ME/CFS Research

Llewellyn King, host of ME/CFS Alert, has just released his newest episode interviewing OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director Ronald W. Davis, PhD. This edition focuses on the critical research led by Dr. Davis to identify a biomarker for ME/CFS. This is the first in a series of interviews that were recorded at the OMF sponsored…

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A resource for clinicians and patients. The U.S. ME/CFS Clinician Coalition, a group of U.S. ME/CFS experts, has authored a handout on the basics of diagnosis and management of ME/CFS. This handout is being made available on our website for the medical community to help them better understand how to recognize ME/CFS and how to…

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August Newsletter

3rd Annual Community Symposium Registration Open Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University, sponsored by OMF, on Saturday, September 7, 2019. To attend the event in person at Stanford University, click here to register. To watch the event via Livestream from anywhere around the world (in English…

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Harvard Collaboration Research Presentations Now Available

Recordings of individual presentations from the OMF-funded Inaugural Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration Symposium “Finding Clarity” Community Day are now available. Please take the time to view the recordings here. Symposium presentations included a clinician panel featuring Dr. Amel Karaa, Dr. Anthony Komaroff, and Dr. Donna Felsenstein and individual presentations by Dr. Michael VanElzakker, Dr. Ron Davis, Dr….

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Celebrate with Ron and Janet

On July 12th, Ron Davis and Janet Dafoe will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. On July 17th, Dr. Ron Davis will celebrate his birthday. OMF is inviting you to join us in being part of a special card for these milestones. Donate in honor of Ron and Janet for their celebrations and show them how much our community appreciates their tireless work. All donors will be…

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Celebrated Author Karin Alvtegen Joins OMF Ambassadors

We welcome Karin Alvtegen, one of Scandinavia’s most widely read and appreciated authors, as our third OMF Ambassador. Karin is recognized for her psychological thrillers, which include Guilt, Missing, Betrayal, Shame, Sacrifice, and Shadow, and has established herself as a celebrated bestseller worldwide. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Missing has been made into a praised…

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June Newsletter

The ME/CFS Harvard Collaboration Building Momentum By Christopher Armstrong, PhD, OMF Science Liaison When the Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative at Harvard Affiliated Hospitals was initiated last year with funds from Open Medicine Foundation (OMF), it was considered a commitment to co-leaders, Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, and Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, to begin a research operation in…

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More Exciting Happenings During May Momentum

  The Second Annual May Momentum continues with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. In the first half of this month, we have celebrated and stood together to raise awareness and critical donations for research. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part in the May Momentum actions. We still have a couple of weeks to…

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OMF Conversations: Increasing Understanding of ME/CFS

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, has a candid conversation with patient and advocate, Rivka Solomon OMF is proud to fund ME/CFS researchers like Dr. Tompkins, who are not only world-class scientists, but also take the time to listen to patients and learn from their experiences with this devastating disease. Recently Dr. Tompkins had the opportunity…

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San Francisco Chronicle: Stanford discovery validates chronic fatigue syndrome, could improve diagnosis

By Erin Allday A Stanford scientist has developed what could be the first simple blood test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a puzzling and often disabling illness that can take years to diagnose and is still largely misunderstood by mainstream medicine. The diagnostic test is built on Stanford biochemist Ron Davis’ discovery of a biological marker…

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