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Solicitation for Applications from Individuals Interested in Being Appointed to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by John Mac, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Denise Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Tobe clear - this is a notice that will go live sometime (soon?). But it'd be good for people to be preparing to apply.
     
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    Looks like a great opportunity for anyone who feels they have something positive to contribute.
     
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  4. John Mac

    John Mac Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    ME Action is now highlighting these vacancies

    https://www.meaction.net/2018/03/26/cfs-advisory-committee-seeks-voting-members/
     
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    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    For information (not a recommendation either way as I don't know Amy Proal's work),
     
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    Melanie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is her site. http://microbeminded.com/

    A microbiologist that suffers from ME/CFS. About: http://microbeminded.com/about-amy/ A letter to the ME/CFS research community http://microbeminded.com/2017/10/18/a-letter-to-the-mecfs-research-community-doctors-patients/

    She did interview Michael VanElzakker on his work with ME/CFS. http://microbeminded.com/2017/12/07...-vagus-nerve-mecfs-latent-infection-and-more/

    Wrote about OMF and Dr. Davis' findings. http://microbeminded.com/2017/09/15...mune-dysfunctioninfection-in-cancer-mecfs-ms/

    She seems to be well qualified. If anyone wants to show their support you can e-mail the committee. cfsac@hhs.gov
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be wary of e-mailing an appointments committee to express support for a particular applicant for a professional job. They have to judge all applicants on the same criteria and may not take kindly to unsolicited recommendations from people who do not have relevant professional knowledge of her.

    I remember almost not getting a teaching job because my dad knew someone who worked for the same organisation and pushed him into recommending me, even though the only contact he'd ever had with me was as my Sunday school teacher when I was a small child! It was very embarrassing when I had to explain it in my interview.
     
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