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


Since our inception in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has raised over $35 million to fund open and collaborative research and improve health care for millions suffering with multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD) such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Long COVID, Post-Treatment Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia.  We have facilitated and funded the establishment of 6 research centers across the globe, in 4 countries and 3 continents, dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and ultimately preventing these related chronic, complex diseases.

Open Medicine Foundation is a US based global nonprofit, with an affiliate organization in Canada (OMF Canada) and a foreign branch in Australia (OMF Australia Ltd). Our 19 member Scientific Advisory Board is world renowned and includes two Nobel laureates and 6 National Academy of Sciences members.

OMF Funded Collaborative Research Centers

at Stanford

Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

David Systrom, MD

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 research program

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

From data to disease mechanism and treatments



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

The six ME/CFS Collaborative Research 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

19 world-renowned scientists

2 Nobel laureates

6 National Academy
of Sciences members

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Announcing New Medical Education Program!

OMF is excited to announce that we will be launching a Medical Education program! This program aims to increase access to knowledgeable clinicians and improve patient care around the globe.

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"Our donors want to stop millions from suffering and have come to expect research with impeccable credibility. The time is now to attract the kind of serious investment that will speed up our search for a cure and end these debilitating diseases."

Linda Tannenbaum, OMF Founder & CEO/President
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

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