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Center for Solutions for ME/CFS - news and updates from Columbia University's NIH funded center

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS News' started by Andy, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Andy

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    Columbia's announcement of the grant award.
    https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/pu...yelitischronic-fatigue-syndrome-collaborative

    NIH announcement
    https://www.nih.gov/news-events/new...alomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-research

    Microbe Discovery Project announcement
    http://microbediscovery.org/2017/09...centers-data-management-center-announcements/
     
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    Coverage from Simmaron (who are one of Columbia's partners)
    http://simmaronresearch.com/2017/10/simmaron-lipkin-nih-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-research-centers/
     
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    Article in Columbia Public Health 2018 newsletter
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    Source: Direct communication with me.
     
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    Okay, thanks for letting us know. It seems quite unprofessional that there was no communication throughout the process, including no announcement that a committee has been selected.
     
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    Sadly, I can't disagree.

    Just to expand on my "Direct communication with me", I asked them via DM on Twitter "Hi there, is there any update on your patient advisory committee that you were taking applications for last year?" on the 12th Feb, chased it up after no response 2 days later, and then received the above response late yesterday. Hopefully they will improve their interactions with patients in the future, it certainly needs a lot of work at the moment.
     
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    Update from the Microbe Discovery project
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    https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-microbe-discovery-project/microbe-discovery-project-merges-with-cii-center-for-solutions/2121009531301403/


     
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    The plan had been for the name of the The Microbe Discovery Project Facebook page to be changed over to the Centre for Solutions for ME/CFS, but Facebook wasn't happy for this to happen, so there is now a new Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CfSforMECFS/
     
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    They are also engaging with patients on Reddit


    Thank you to the person on Reddit who recommends they engage with us here.
     
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    If anybody has any questions that they want put forward and don't want to post on Reddit then post them in this thread and I'll get them passed on. Time is tight though, as I understand that these will be filmed on Friday, so you'll probably need to post in the next two days.
     
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    Hmm I guess I missed this? Also agree with above mentioned reddit comment that they should engage here—I don’t usually check reddit.
     
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    I'm not big on people saying 'why wasn't I told,' but I am scratching my head a bit at this because I sure didn't see any mention of it anywhere. Can't imagine it was open to the public. Strikes me as kind of unusual that you put all of these well-known ME experts (plus Unger, Nath, Lipkin, etc) in a room & there isn't much chatter about it somewhere, anywhere, even on Twitter where I found this...

     
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    As I understand it was a meeting of all those involved in the Columbia Collaborative Research Center. Jaime would have been there as a representative for MEAction, who are on board as, obviously, patient representatives.
     
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