ProHealth hosted a Live Chat Friday, Dec. 5 featuring research expert Suzanne Vernon, PhD – Scientific Director of the CFIDS Association of America. See the December 10 issue of our ME/CFS HealthWatch newsletter for an edited transcript of the Q&A.
Dr. Vernon discussed ME/CFS research in general, and the promising projects the Association chose to fund in 2009. For a summary of these projects, see BREAKING NEWS! – CFIDS Association Funds Largest-Ever CFS Research Initiative.
Who is Dr. Suzanne Vernon? One year ago, Dr. Vernon – a noted virologist – left an important post with the CDC’s prolific ME/CFS gene and pathogen research team to join forces with the CFIDS Association – a nonprofit patient advocacy organization dedicated to finding a cure for CFS by funding the most promising science. She's working non-stop to energize a global ME/CFS research initiative – for "groundbreaking results at unprecedented speed."
BACKGROUND ON RECENT CFS RESEARCH & Dr. Vernon's Work
To understand Suzanne Vernon's full agenda in her first year at the helm – pushing ahead on the most promising science, while also improving government support, medical education, and patient care – see:
• Dr. Vernon's easy-to-understand video presentation for patients on the latest CFS research – "The Science of CFS: Past, Present and Future." Using Dr. Anthony Komaroff's summary of "Ten Discoveries about the Biology of CFS" as a springboard, she steps through findings for each body system, one-by-one.
• And to appreciate the clout of grassroots fund raising in all this – “CFIDS Association Announces – Research Campaign Reaches $1 Million Goal!"