Monday, February 8, 2010

Dr. Donnica Joins WPI

Whittemore Peterson Institute Announces Renowned Health Expert Dr.
Donnica Moore as New Spokesperson.


Feb. 8, 2010

Angelina Wyss Gordon
Director of Development

Whittemore Peterson Institute Announces Renowned Health Expert as New
-Dr. Donnica Moore joins the institute as spokesperson and advocate-

Reno, Nev. – The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune
Disease (WPI) has recently announced Dr. Donnica Moore, a
distinguished women's health expert, as its new celebrity spokesperson
and advocate. Dr. Moore will join WPI in its efforts to help raise
awareness and funding for its research of XMRV and associated
neuro-immune diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

"We are pleased to have a highly regarded women's health expert join
us in our efforts to bring more attention to neuroimmune diseases,"
said Annette Whittemore, founder of the Whittemore Peterson Institute.
"Dr. Donnica Moore is an incredible advocate for these patients. Her
experience and support will be huge assets to the WPI and patients
around the world, as we seek to raise awareness and additional funding
in this field of medicine."

A graduate from Princeton University and the State University of New
York School of Medicine at Buffalo, Dr. Moore is a women's health
expert who has received numerous awards for her health communications
and advocacy. Widely known as Dr. Donnica, she has appeared on over
650 national television shows, including "Good Morning America," "The
View," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and "Weekend Today Show." Recently,
Dr. Donnica has been credited for her involvement with CFS/ME
research and related advocacy efforts. Dr. Donnica is the mother of
two teenage children, one of whom has suffered from Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for more than five years.

"I am grateful to have such an opportunity to further advocate on
behalf of the WPI's search for more effective treatments," said Dr.
Donnica Moore, women's health expert and spokesperson for WPI. "I am
fully committed to supporting WPI in its efforts to help millions of
patients worldwide, like my son Brian, who suffer from the
debilitating effects of CFS/ME and those with related neuro-immune

WPI is set to open its new medical facility at the University of
Nevada School of Medicine campus in September 2010 and plan to welcome
its first patients soon after. To learn more about the institute and
ongoing research, please visit


Located within the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Center
for Molecular Medicine, the Whittemore Peterson Institute will be the
nation's first comprehensive translational research facility dedicated
to the research and treatment of neuro-immune diseases when it opens
September of 2010.


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