Chronic Fatigue Patients Take to the Streets: Global Protest Highlights Demands for More Research, Physician Education

NSU's Nancy Klimas Speaks to #MillionsMissing Global Protest

According to a recent article published by MedPage Today, “the chronic fatigue syndrome community demanded stronger investment in scientific research, and greater accountability from public agencies to address their illness, at the recent ‘Millions Missing: A Global Day of Protest for ME/CFS.’ Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), and the protesters emphasized that their community has been ignored for decades.”

The article includes reactions from experts, including Nancy Klimas, M.D., director of NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, professor of medicine, and chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology at the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a diplomate in diagnostic laboratory immunology and of the American Board of Internal Medicine, professor emerita at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and director of clinical immunology research at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). She leads the GWI and ME/CFS clinical and research program at the Miami VA.

Klimas achieved international recognition for her research and clinical efforts in multi-symptom disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), Gulf War illness (GWI), and fibromyalgia. Among many other honors, she was the recipient of the 2014 Perpich Award by the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) for distinguished community service. She also was featured as a “Woman to Watch” on WFOR CBS 4.

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