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Blue Ribbon Foundation Medical Fellowship

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by WillowJ, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    This is welcome news indeed :)

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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    It isn't practical to download video on my dial-up connection. Will someone give me a brief summary?
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    Firestormm Content Team Lead

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    What is proposed is a fellowship for 8-10 medical students to work at 'premier' ME/CFS institutes throughout the world.

    The idea being that medics do not - generally - receive any knowledge pertaining to ME/CFS in their training, whereas they are more aware of e.g. (from the video) Lyme disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

    The students will (again from the video) get to see/learn about the developments that are occurring, the research, and lab-work inside the institutes e.g. molecular biology, gene expression and big-data and translational medicine.

    Short interviews with an intern from Dan Peterson's clinic and one who is based at the Neuro-immunology clinic at Nova who both said they have learned loads about ME/CFS from being actually present at these sites and interacting with doctors, researchers and patients.

    No details about the actual initiative e.g. funding, but I guess that will follow.

    I hope that helps :)
  4. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    going from memory: the video showed a patient who could walk (unsteadily), patients in wheelchairs, and patients of various weights. Also at least one male patient. I thought they did a good job with this aspect, too.

    And it was upbeat, sounded exciting.
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