Clinicians and investigators interested in NIH-funded ME/CFS research, take note:
The Trans-NIH ME/CFS Research Working Group (WG) includes representatives of 22 entities within the National Institutes of Health. Although “The WG does not have grant-making authority and receives no financial support to make research project awards”… it officially “advances ME/CFS research by providing NIH Centers with evidence-based rationale for supporting ME/CFS research as well as to attract investigators into this complex field.”
A linked list of Current ME/CFS-Related Research Funding Opportunities within the NIH is posted at http://orwh.od.nih.gov/CSF%202011/resources.htm. Topics range from investigations of ME/CFS etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and genotyping, to gender differences, co-morbid conditions, and more.
A recent example of the WG’s initiatives was the ‘State of the Knowledge Workshop; held Apr 7-8 at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD. (There’s a link to information about the workshop presentation schedule, and a video of the Day 1 webcast at http://orwh.od.nih.gov/CSF%202011/newsEvents.htm. Click through the pages of “Most Recent VideoCasts" until you get to April 7.)