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INVESTIGATE WPI/UNR MISUSE OF TAXPAYER FUNDS - Petition please sign

Discussion in 'Petitions' started by Ernie, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Ernie

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    Please sign the petition if you would like to find out how tax dollars are being used here.


    INVESTIGATE WPI/UNR MISUSE OF TAXPAYER FUNDS

    http://www.change.org/petitions/investigate-wpiunr-misuse-of-taxpayer-funds

    Why This Is Important

    This Petition is sponsored by the International M.E. Association.

    Petition to Investigate Possible Misuse of Taxpayer Funds by the Whittemore Peterson Insitute/University of Nevada, Reno

    WHEREAS, taxpayer funds have been awarded to the Whittemore Peterson Institute/
    University of Nevada, Reno (WPI/UNR); and

    WHEREAS, the Founder and CEO of the WPI/UNR, Annette Whittemore, is being investigated
    by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for financial misdeeds; and

    WHEREAS, many people who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and other US taxpayers and other interested individuals are concerned that their taxpayer funds may be misused by this Institute; and

    WHEREAS, WPI/UNR has already received taxpayer funds since firing their scientist competent to serve as Principle Investigator for a grant, for which funds no public accounting has been given; and

    WHEREAS, Founder and CEO Annette Whittemore and all other employees of the WPI/UNR have refused to answer any taxpayer questions as to the whereabouts and uses to which said taxpayer funds have been and are being spent

    WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

    Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID;

    and

    the United States Congress to

    INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBLE MISUSE OF UNITED STATES TAXPAYER FUNDS

    by Annette Whittemore, Founder and CEO of the WPI/UNR, including all taxpayer funds received by the WPI /UNR after the firing of its only scientist competent to serve as a Principle Investigator, Dr. Judy Mikovits, on Sept. 29, 2011, for attempting to prevent misappropriation of funds under NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

    This investigation must include those funds allocated to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" .

    This investigation must include, but is not limited to, all funds received from the U.S. government which were used by WPI and/or the University of Nevada, Reno, for the purchase of scientific equipment.

    FURTHER, WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

    Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

    the United States Congress to

    THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE THE APPOINTMENT OF VINCE LOMBARDI AS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) OF THIS GRANT

    including but not limited to Dr. Lombardi's education, experience and skill in biomedical research. and Dr. Lombardis conflict of interest as a co-owner of VIP Dx commercial laboratory. In addition, we ask that every instance of Dr. Lombardis contribution to to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" be investigated and proof of such contribution be given to us in public including any notes from each and every experiment in which he participated, in addition to every page of any notebooks of Dr. Lombardi which refer to any experiments performed pursuant to the referenced grant.

    AND

    WE THE UNDERSIGNED US taxpayers and other interested individuals, hereby request

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

    Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

    the United States Congress to

    DELAY THE DISBURSEMENT OF ANY FURTHER TAXPAYER FUNDS to WPI/UNR UNTIL THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATIONS ARE COMPLETED AND THE RESULTS OF SUCH INVESTIGATIONS MADE PUBLIC.
     

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