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MEA announces details of annual medical student grants for 2016

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by charles shepherd, Jul 22, 2016.

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    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    Is there a danger that a fair amount of this money can go to rubbish PhD students happily lapping up quackery from Crawley and co? I know it's not a lot of cash, but I just remember looking through the twitter feed of someone who'd been involved in a rubbish paper and seeing them thank MEA for the grant. It was a little annoying to think that money had gone to her. To me it seems that a lot of the students with an interest in ME tend to get rapidly drawn into quackery.
     
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    Clearly, there is a very careful selection process in place

    Last year we had some very good applicants (and a few that were rejected) and some of these students remain in contact

    Amit, for example, who came over from Stanford in America to also work at the ME/CFS Biobank at UCL for a while, set up a virology research study at the Biobank while he was in London

    So, we are very happy with the way this award scheme is working and feel that the pros far outweigh the possible cons
     

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