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Funding for NIH Centers of Excellence?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Mary, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    Does anyone know if the roughly $7 million a year allocated for the new NIH ME/CFS research centers is in addition to the roughly $7 million already budgeted for ME/CFS by the NIH, so that total funding for ME/CFS is suddenly doubled to roughly $14 million a year? (see https://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx)

    Or are they just using the $7 million already budgeted?

    And for whoever responds, it would be helpful if you could provide your source(s) for this information - thank you!
     
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  2. greeneagledown

    greeneagledown Senior Member

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    pretty sure it's in addition to. I don't have a source, but note that NIH just doled out more money to the UK biobank in addition to funding the COE's.
     
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  3. Nielk

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    The categorical spending for 2017 is just an estimate. We will have to wait till 2018 to calculate the actual figures.
     
  4. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    Right, I understand. But 2 years ago Francis Collins said that funding for ME/CFS research would be "substantially ramped up" in the not too distant future. So it's great to see these centers being funded - but I would like to know if ME/CFS funding has doubled, or is at the same rate as before. I think this information should be available now, am just not sure where to find it.
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    Mary Senior Member

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    Is the cost of the NIH intramural study included these numbers? I don't know what that figure would be, but I don't think it was included in Jenny Spotila's blog (unless I missed it).
     
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    I don't think so. This is only for extramural studies.

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    viggster Senior Member

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    No, that money is spent on the NIH campus and is not included in the accounting of external funding. Dr. Nath has said the intramural study costs about $2-$3 million a year.
     
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    Viggster, will they look at potential treatments at the end of the study...some drugs that can be repurposed for us hopefully...is that part of the plan?
     
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    viggster Senior Member

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    The NIH has laid out a 3-stage plan, the third stage being drug trials. Nath talks about it in this video, about minute 3:45.
     
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