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Klimas is GONE from UM !

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by calzy, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    I join with the general hope that everything possible will be done to facilitate her research, and if this move will do that, then it's a fantastic thing.

    (From what I've heard, it doesn't seem likely that she's actually going to Australia, but she can collaborate on research with Australian groups, surely?)

    I also hope that she's been successful in training other clinicians to take good care of patients, because we DESPERATELY need more CFS clinicians!!!
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  2. Francelle

    Francelle Senior Member

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    I think Heapsreal was being facetious or possibly even kidding, Urbantravels! ;)
  3. niall

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    Dr. Klimas' Big Move

    Sorry to all those Down Under and Up Over but we are keeping Dr. Klimas here in Florida. She will be heading up a new research and treatment center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.

    Patients can still see her at her clinic and may have to pay for the office visit until medical insurance is accepted. Hannah, the office manager, told me that any blood work done will be processed at the Univ. of Miami lab and as such, will be covered by insurance companies.
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  4. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    Resesarch and treatment center... i like this concept. It seems they are starting them in some places: Mount Sinai, this one, there's something in Oslo, Norway, i think, and the one they want to start in the UK (Invest in ME, Let's do it for ME). Also Pandora has had plans for such a center for some time.
  5. Tristen

    Tristen Senior Member

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    Also Simmaron, started by Dr Peterson, is a research/treatment facility. He also consults with many other pioneers and researchers, including Dr Klimas. And he is well plugged into the clinical trial circuit.
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Thanks, i didn't know that. I thought Simmaron is only the foundation that funds Dr. Peterson's work.
  7. MishMash

    MishMash *****

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    I hope she gets every penny she wants at her new univ. The lack of funding she has to deal with is a disgrace. She might as well be practicing pro bono. Compared to the fees charged by some of the other CFS specialist docs, Dr. Klimas's fee seemed quite reasonable considering the degree of expertise, experience, and undividied you are getting. I hope it rains dollars at her new institution.
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    Could not have said it better!
  9. frenchtulip

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    Eric, NIDA started by the Tannenbaum's funds Simmaron Research (and Dr. Peterson's) work.
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    I called today to see if son could get in to see Dr Klimas. The lady said we are in a transition. So hopefully she will call me back.
  11. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    Yes, but i thought Simmaron is Dr. Peterson's own foundation that funds his research and NIDA is funding Simmaron. But now the Simmaron website is down so i can't read about it.
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Now the site is up again...
  13. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Dr. Klimas going to Aussie (Bond) may be a good thing. It seems they study things differently and use different test which in conjunction with her test data may reveal some very useful information that could lead to stronger, faster and better treatments. It is a worldwild disease and there is no reason it should not be studied from a world wild standpoint. I just wish any useful information be made available immediately instead of waiting on a damn journal to publish it 2 years after information was discovered.
  14. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    i know klimas has been in talks with bond uni, so u would think they are sharing info. You would think with the internet that info could be shared quicker,but i suppose also that many hold their cards close to their chest to get more research grants??? Looks like klimas and bond are looking beyond that?? cheers!!!
  15. November Girl

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    I'm so glad she's moving to another university! She's the CFS doc I hope to see next year, IF I can get my particular Medicare plan to cover the visit. They should, as there is no local CFS specialist, but that's another story.
  16. niall

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    I was at Dr. Klimas' clinic last week and she spoke to a group of patients waiting for treatment. She said that she is very pleased with her reception by the officials at Nova Southeastern University. They are most anxious to help her raise money for her clinic and will be giving her a great deal of autonomy in how everything develops. I looked up the board to trustees at Nova--a fairly impressive group of people. This is all good news for us.
  17. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Hi Niall, do you know if Mary-Ann Fletcher is moving too? What about Irma Rey?

    Thanks for the news!
  18. niall

    niall

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    Dr. Rey is definitely moving too. I'm not sure about Dr. Fletcher but I will ask at the clinic tomorrow.
  19. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Thanks Niall, tell her that Kati im Vancouver says hi :)
  20. sensing progress

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    and that David in Tucson says hi too =)

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