1. Cort

    2018 Budget Boosts NIH Funding - CDC ME/CFS Program Spared - Insurance Markets Not Stabilized

    NIH Budget Grows for Third Year in a Row For the past two years Donald Trump has tried to cut the NIH budget significantly but NIH spending has bipartisan support and the 2018 budget resolution increased NIH funding significantly (once again). - about 10% or $3 billion more - for at least the...
  2. Cort

    NIH Director Francis Collins Talks Up Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Again

    We've never had a bully pulpit like this. Yes, we need more money above all but talking is taking action as well. Changing hearts and minds is important. NIH director Francis Collins and NINDS director Walter Koroshetz are helping to dispel false ideas and create a new understanding of ME/CFS as...
  3. Cort

    Pie Gets Larger Not Smaller for NIH: ME/CFS Could Possibly Benefit

    If the Senate Subcommittee is having it's way, for the third year in a row - the NIH is going to get another nice boost in funding. While it doesn't mean that ME/CFS is going to get more money, it does mean that the pie just got a little bigger; i.e. they can't say they don't have extra funds...
  4. Cort

    Trump Administration Takes New Tack in Attempt to Cut NIH Funding: Lawmakers Push Back

    The Trump budget will be released next week. A report in the Atlantic suggesting that the Trump administration is taking a new tack in its attempt to reduce the National Institutes of Health budget, resulted in a flurry of comments. The new plan, which the administration says may not make it...
  5. Cort

    NIH Director Pushes ME/CFS as Advocates Press Politicians

    The Bad News - the President's budget proposal asks for massive potential cuts at the biggest medical research funder on the planet - just as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research was finally gaining some momentum. If any diseases get cut at the NIH it's probably going to be those like...
  6. LondonPots

    So....Trump cuts 20% from NIH funding...

    I guess we're screwed?
  7. Cort

    Francis Collins's Chances to Retain NIH Directorship Improve

    NIH directors sometime continue when an administration from the same party takes over, but when a different party takes over control of the White House it's a different story. They're usually gone in a flash. This year may be an exception, though. People with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)...
  8. Cort

    Collins in (last?) ME/CFS Meeting Acknowledges Disservice to ME/CFS

    From We're not getting nearly what we want (and deserve and need_ but we've moved farther with Collins than with anyone else. In fact, its not even close. While he clearly has a commitment to this disease, other NIH...
  9. Cort

    Congressional Letter Calls for Feds to Increase Funding

    URGENT ADVOCACY REQUEST/ CALL TO ACTION U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Anna Eshoo (CA-18) have agreed to co-sponsor a U.S. House of Representatives letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins. The letter solicits information about NIH’s current and...
  10. Cort

    FOIA Indicates Lack of Interest Dogs Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Field

    NIH Right After All? NIH officials have been saying for years that growing the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) field will require ME/CFS researchers submitting more grant applications. They've protested that they can't approve grants that haven't been submitted. Just give us good grant...
  11. Who Me?

    NIH Request for Information: Soliciting Input for New Research Strategies for Myalgic Encephalomyeli

    From Neuroinflammation, Pain & Fatigue Laboratory at the UAB
  12. Cort

    NIH Requests Info on How to Advance ME/CFS Research

    This is different. The NIH is asking for your help in determining which research areas and topics they should included in their effort to advance ME/CFS research. This is for everyone - researchers, doctors, patients and organizations. They would also like to know about challenges and barriers...

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