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I'm trying to understand who funds the CFI

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by vli, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. vli

    vli

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    Apologies if this is in the wrong section.

    I'm trying to understand the Chronic Fatigue Initiative http://cfinitiative.org/about-the-initiative/.

    It says "Headquartered in New York City and funded by the Hutchins Family Foundation..."--so the whole initiative is funded by this one Family Foundation? I then tried to google this foundation. Nothing--all I could find was a lot of info about a Harvard alumnus called Glenn Hutchins. So the whole hunt (at least the Lipkin one) for pathogens is attributable to him?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Hutchins
     
  2. Firestormm

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    vli Yep. Well the Family Foundation at any rate. Check this one out if you haven't already, there was more written around the same time :)

    Did you make it to London (your signature)? :)
     
  3. vli

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    Wow. This is so impressive. Thanks Firestormm. Unbelievable what 1 rich family can do.

    Yes I'm in Hong Kong now... it's a long story. I was in NYC last year doing Ampligen with Enlander, but I used to live in London, now I live here
     
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  4. Simon

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    Since then the Hutchins Family Foundation have out $30m into Harvard
    http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/10/a-30m-gift-to-university/

    But yes, it seem Glenn Hutchins is doing a lot. What hAs impressed me about CFI is not just the cash they are committing but the way they are going about it, bring in top talent like Lipkin and Klimas,as well as tackling the problem in a comprehensive way inc epidemiology (tapping in to huge cohort studies run by Harvard), pathogens and identifying and then researching key hypotheses.

    Btw, think this thread should be under General ME new.
     
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  5. vli

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    OK I'd be grateful for any of the mods moving it!!
     
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    Very impressive.
     
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