The Academic Minute: Leonard Jason, Depaul University - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I believe the label “chronic fatigue syndrome” has contributed to negative attitudes among health care providers towards patients with this disease. When my research team has evaluated different names for this illness, we found that the terms did influence attributions. Our results indicate a stereotyping effect among medical practitioners when a chronic illness’s name is characterized by a single, commonly-experienced symptom — chronic fatigue — as opposed to a name that uses medical terminology — ME. About Academic Minute: Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top colleges and universities from across the country. You’ll enjoy updates on groundbreaking research and how that research helps us understand and solve the big problems that matter to us all.