(the posts I e-mailed the last two weeks didn't show up, so I've posted them manually tonight -- some formatting may have been lost in the process, but the goal was to get them up quickly, not to make them pretty ... sorry!)
Special AnnouncementDecember 3, 2008
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Dear Friend, It's with great enthusiasm that we announce to our CFIDSLink readers the six research grants the CFIDS Association is awarding for the 2008-2009 cycle. Thanks to donations from people like you, we reached the unprecedented goal of raising $1 million to accelerate CFS research! As a result, the Association is awarding $647,940 to six research teams, the largest group of grants the Association has ever funded in one cycle. These researchers will be linked by the first-ever CFS research network, boosting the power of their individual studies through ongoing communication and collaboration. In a process led by our scientific director, Suzanne Vernon, PhD, each grant proposal underwent a rigorous review by a panel of independent scientific experts to ensure scientific merit and potential to yield productive insight into this illness. Read the stories below for more details.Research Matters Largest-Ever CFS Research Initiative AnnouncedThe successful completion of the million-dollar research campaign is enabling the CFIDS Association to institute a revitalized research program, called the Accelerate CFS Research Initiative. A key component of the initiative is our grants program, and today we announce details about six grants just awarded to research teams with expertise in a wide range of fields, including bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology and physics. The research we're funding covers a broad scope of investigations aimed at yielding the discovery of biomarkers and methods for early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of CFS.Get the full story >> (in PDF format) Fostering Research: Our FoundationThe CFIDS Association of America has been funding and fostering the CFS research field for more than 20 years. Here's an inside perspective on the strategy behind our research program.Get the full story >> (in PDF format) Click here to learn more about the CFIDS Association's campaign that led to the Accelerate CFS Initiative.Back to topYour donations enable the CFIDS Association to fund CFS research, fight for better health policy, educate medical professionals and help families and individuals dealing with this debilitating illness. Donate now to support this work.