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The Gift of Health for ME

The Gift of Health is a patient centered grant created to help offset the cost of the initial visit with Dr. Kenny De Meirleir in his medical practice at the WPI Clinic. This medical grant will support patient access to expert medical care in addition to aiding the search for more effective treatments. The Gift of [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Whittemore Peterson Open House 2019

The Whittemore Peterson Institute held an open house on March 6th for approximately 45 invited guests. In addition to allowing the Institute to thank its generous donors in person, the occasion served as a unique educational opportunity to highlight its medical research efforts. During the educational portion of the evening, President and CEO Annette Whittemore [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Lobby Days

Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) representatives joined with hundreds of ME/CFS community members including patients, many of whom risked their health to raise awareness of the critical need for greater levels of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, ME/CFS funding amounts to only $6.50 per person per year, despite the fact that [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Latest News From WPI

We are pleased to share a copy of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s proclamation declaring May as ME/CFS Awareness Month. We are deeply grateful to our state leaders and our Governor for their outstanding commitment to those who are impacted by complex neuroimmune diseases. WPI has continued to invest its resources into two key areas of [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|NewsAndEvents, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WPI Supports Biomarker Findings

I’m excited to share with you some of the Institute’s latest news! With the support of our donors and the State of Nevada, we continue to make critical progress in the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS, a complex and disabling disease process. The Institute participated in a recently published retrospective study identifying specific biomarkers from [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Dr. Lombardi Chosen as a 2018 Ramsey Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Lombardi, for being chosen as one of the 2018 Ramsey Award recipients. Read more at Solve ME\CFS Initiative

By | October 11th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR Latest News

We are pleased to announce that Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (“NVCBR”) has achieved a critical milestone. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a new contract resulting in the integration of NVCBR’s basic research program and its associated research assets into the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s expert research [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Outreach: Cheers!

During the month of August, NVCBR held its annual community fundraiser, Cheers! We hosted approximately 150 guests at The Grove at South Creek. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our many community members who made cash donations and/or provided us with amazing auction items and for the help of Jon Klacking of Double [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Education

Up-to-date education about diseases like ME/CFS, post treatment Lyme, and fibromyalgia is vital to creating a realistic understanding of the impact that infection associated, immune-mediated diseases can have on one’s life. Education will also help others learn about the ways in which the institute is trying find the answers for these patients. To address the [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Community News: NIH Creates Working Group for ME/CFS

The National Institutes of Health determined not to renew the federal advisory committee’s charter for ME/CFS, or the CFSAC, by letting it expire. This committee was formed 16 years ago to share critical disease information and advice with the Secretary of Health. As a result, many were concerned that the NIH would no longer formally [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments