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About NVCBR

Kellen Jones brings more than 20 years of administrative experience across diverse industries to her role as study coordinator and office manager. Kellen is responsible for many day-to-day functions of NVCBR including AR/AP, customer service, donor relations, event planning, graphic design, website maintenance, social media, and all others areas of administrative support.As the study coordinator, Kellen communicates with study participants and works directly with the principal investigator to ensure compliance with the protocol. Kellen worked with NVCBR on a volunteer basis beginning in 2006 and became a valued employee in 2010. Previous to NVCBR, Kellen worked for more than 15 years as an administrative services manager, first, for a civil engineering firm and, then, for a land management company. Kellen attended University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. In her free time, Kellen enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and the outdoors.

UNREST

FREE SHOWING November 2, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building University of Nevada, Reno NVCBR and Simaron Research are pleased to bring UNREST, the Sundance award-winning documentary about ME, to our community. We are hosting a screening of this noteworthy film at the William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building on the [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR focuses on Washington, DC

This past May, several Nevadans, including NVCBR board member Nancy Ghusn, Julia Abts and her daughter Kendal, and NVCBR President and CEO Annette Whittemore, traveled to Washington, DC, to join other advocates from around the country in support of increased federal research funding.  The Solve CFS Initiative organized this country-wide effort and kept things running [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR scientific pursuits aimed to advance diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS

Last spring, the NVCBR team wrote an extensive U54 grant to advance the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS through a collaborative research center to study ME/CFS with an emphasis on biomarker discovery and dysregulation of the gastrointestinal mucosal immune system.  Although NVCBR was not chosen as one of the three research center sites, we will [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Elevated Levels of Proinflammatory Cytokines in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Multiple Sclerosis Patients.

Authors: Khaibullin, Ivanova, Martynova, Cherepnev, Khabirov, Granatov, Rizvanov, Khaiboullina. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28572801 Publication: Front Immunol. 2017 May 18;8:531. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00531. eCollection 2017. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurodegenerative disease characterized by chronic brain inflammation. Leukocyte infiltration of brain tissue causes inflammation, demyelination, and the subsequent formation of sclerotic plaques, which are a hallmark of MS. Activation [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Publications|0 Comments

Cheers!

August 18, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Grove at South Creek Join Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) in support of scientific discovery and treat yourself to an entertaining evening at The Grove at South Creek! Indulge in delectable food created by talented chefs at The Grove while enjoying delicious champagne and wine [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)? Immunosignature Provides Another Possibility

by Cort Johnson | Mar 21, 2017 A Different Look at the Immune System The ultimate goal of this work is the development of a non-subjective clinical tool for diagnosing patients with ME. Lombardi et. al. Last month Health Rising looked at a potential ion channel biomarker coming out of the NCNED in Australia. This [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR researchers close in on a diagnostic test for ME/CFS patients

Physicians lack effective tools to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of those who are impacted by ME/CFS, a complex and often disabling disease.  That could change now that scientists at Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) have taken the first step in developing a clinical assay for diagnosing ME/CFS patients through the creation of [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

National Institutes of Health announces significant funding for ME/CFS

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a request for Center grant proposals, with a promise to fund two to three regional ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers as early as September 2017. The NVCBR research team and their collaborators are working hard to create a competitive proposal based on the knowledge that they have gained through [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose?

Jen Brea gives an impassioned TED talk about the realities of dealing with the disease known as ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis.  Please listen as she tells about her struggles from the effects of the disease and the difficulties she encountered trying to find a doctor who could diagnose and treat her debilitating illness.   Sharing this [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

The Skin–Brain Connection Hypothesis, Bringing Together CCL27-Mediated T-Cell Activation in the Skin and Neural Cell Damage in the Adult Brain

Authors: Nataliya L. Blatt, Timur I. Khaiboullin,Vincent C. Lombardi, Albert A. Rizvanov and Svetlana F. Khaiboullina1, Link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fimmu.2016.00683/full Publication: Front. Immunol., 16 January 2017 Recent discovery of an association of low serum melatonin levels with relapse in multiple sclerosis (MS) opens a new horizon in understanding the pathogenesis of this disease. Skin is the main organ [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|NewsAndEvents, Publications|0 Comments