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CDC Job

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by filfla4, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. filfla4

    filfla4 Senior Member

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    Has this been posted before? http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90144747&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&sort=rv,-dte

    From Co-Cure:

    "The Centers for Disease Control has issued a job announcement for Chief,
    Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, which includes primary responsibility for
    the direction and substance of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research
    program. This program contains the largest single budget (US) for CFS
    research ($5 million/yr). The Chief serves as principal investigator of
    epidemiology studies, and personally develops laboratory research programs
    designed to improve diagnosis and management of human papillomavirus
    (HPV)-associated cancers, CFS, and other related unexplained or chronic
    illnesses.

    This is a critically important position that can influence science,
    practice, and health policy related to CFS. We encourage highly qualified
    individuals to apply for this position."
  2. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    Duties include throwing out blood samples, diverting funds and studying irrelevant psychological "causes" for CFS.
  3. filfla4

    filfla4 Senior Member

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    lollll!!!!!!!!
  4. Chris

    Chris Senior Member

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    I feel more optimistic--don't you think that somebody got the message? Chris
  5. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    Sounds like good news to me!
  6. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Chronic Viral Diseases Branch?

    What happened to the Department for Hysterical Women?
  7. floydguy

    floydguy Senior Member

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    After a global search it will be filled by Reeves' secretary.
  8. dipic

    dipic Senior Member

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    Heh, can't really blame people for being cynical or pessimistic after all these years. We can all hope that this indicates a positive change but given the CDC's track record, I personally wouldn't be betting any money. ;)
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    ballard

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    Why are they touting their paltry 5 million dollar CFS budget?
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    Rrrr Senior Member

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    very funny!!!! people here are so smart and witty!!!!! i love it...
  11. Rrrr

    Rrrr Senior Member

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    is this a NEW position or are they filling a vacancy someone left?
  12. camas

    camas Senior Member

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    My thoughts exactly.
  13. caledonia

    caledonia

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    This would be to replace William Reeves who transferred out in February. That lady who showed up at the CFSAC meeting (lol can't think of her name) was the acting head.

    It may be that they're required to look for someone outside the agency, in addition to interviewing anyone interested from inside the agency.
  14. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    Given the $5M budget I've gotta belive this is Reeves' old position, now filled by 'acting' Elizabeth Unger, who has been acting invisible ever since the CFSAC meeting.
  15. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    I understand why people are sceptical, even cynical about this. Fair enough.

    But if the CDC are going to seriously change direction then they have to start somewhere, and this is exactly the sort of thing you would expect to see if they are changing direction (along with removing Reeves, and I would also expect Jones to be moved on soon too). If they do come onside then they will be a powerful ally. So let's give them a chance and see what happens. It couldn't be any worse than it has been up to now.

    And I wouldn't be bragging about a $5 million budget either, given the size of the problem and their history with it.
  16. Otis

    Otis Señor Mumbler

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    Sean,

    I sure hope you're right. It would be great to see someone from outside of the CDC get the gig and keep James Jones from running things by remote control. Oftentimes, however, the job is pretty much going to someone already picked and the running the advertisement is just a taking a required step, as it was for my former employer.

    Fingers crossed this is the beginning of something new but I'm going to have to wait and see.

    Otis
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    Gemini Senior Member

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    True, by comparison, government spends $18 billion
    annually on domestic HIV/AIDS programs.

    Their ME/CFS program has a lot of catching up to do.

    Gemini
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    Gemini Senior Member

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    Let's hope this time around the position goes to one whose
    training, skills, experience, specialty, and area of expertise
    meet the requirements of the ME/CFS job.

    Gemini
  19. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

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    This was posted on facebook from the National ME/FM Action Network:

  20. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    Lombardi should apply. :p

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