Monday, September 1, 2014

Near DC? Want to participate in research?

Georgetown in DC needs civilians with ‪#‎CFS‬ to get in study...they need 72 participants.......Exercise and Brain Scan

The Chronic Complex Diseases Study Purpose: to understand Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Who: Adults (over 18 years old) with and without CFS are invited to participate. What: Subjects will have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans then bicycle exercise tests. They will stay overnight, then have a 2nd exercise test and MRI the next day. Where: Clinical Research Unit, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Compensation for time and travel will be paid. Contacts: Telephone 202-687-8231, FAX 202-687-9886 or



I met with Dr. Baraniuk and his colleagues in DC a few years' ago.

He wanted my spinal fluid, amongst other things. I took a tap for the team --- team humanity! Baraniuk's staff is top-notch. I was very impressed. His research is government-funded, so it will only take us as far as the government will allow. But, I believe Baraniuk does great work within his parameters.

I stayed at least one night (maybe two), and although it was a research study, I also received my clinical results (which is actually quite rare).

I did inquiry about participating again, but I am too sick now --- and no longer meet his requirements.

His team presented at the "Invest in ME" Symposium last year.

TwoWishes Tara said...

I live in DC and am always happy to contribute to research efforts. Will definitely contact them. Thanks for passing on the info!