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Suzanne Vernon and Dr Lucinda Bateman form ME/CFS/FM Center of Excellence in Utah

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Cort's article about it here.

    Here's the Bateman Horne Center site.

    Weirdly, I couldn't tell where in the US it's located!
     
  2. GracieJ

    GracieJ Senior Member

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, where Dr. Bateman has practiced for years, and where OFFER was started.

    I will mention that to the BHC CEO. He very kindly stops to say hello when I show up for the education meetings.

    The site is completely new and still under construction. I am just happy it is up and running! Edit. Yes... the address actually says Testville! Give them time.

    Videos of the OFFER education meetings should still be available. They are always excellent.
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, Gracie - I couldn't even find 'Testville'! They need a page called "Contact" - please tell that guy! I was ages looking.
     
  4. GracieJ

    GracieJ Senior Member

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    Will do.

    The August meeting was canceled. Not like they are busy, or anything.

    I think I have his e-mail somewhere.
     
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  5. GracieJ

    GracieJ Senior Member

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    There is a Facebook page for BHC as well. Don't even ask me to try to get the link right to paste here!
     
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  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  7. geraldt52

    geraldt52 Senior Member

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    With the likes of Suzanne Vernon on our side, who needs enemies? I mean really, Cort touting her work with William Reeves? Sounds like a new western branch for CDC public relations to me. For me, that finally ends my internal "friend or foe" debate regarding Bateman.
     
  8. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    All you need to do to assess Suzanne Vernon's work is examine the studies she produced while at the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, the researchers she introduced to this illness and the work she did at the CDC.

    If you do that - which I guess from the tenor of you are probably not willing to do - but if you do, you'll see a researcher committed to uncovering the pathophysiological underpinnings of this illness - which I assume is something you want.
     
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  9. geraldt52

    geraldt52 Senior Member

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    You're serious? William Reeves, Suzanne Vernon, and Elizabeth Unger? Do you feel the same about Steven Strauss? I'll stick with the idea that with friends like these we need no enemies.

    I'm afraid I've looked and seen all I care to of Suzanne Vernon's "work". I see nothing but the usual CDC nonsense, though she seems to have profited from it handsomely while at Kim Mccleary's CFIDS Association. I do have high hopes, with both Vernon and McCleary gone, maybe the new people running the organization previously known as the CFIDS Association will be able to make its new name something something I can respect.
     
  10. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    In case anybody wanted a link, Suzanne Vernon's related PubMed research can be found here.

    Studies in the past 2 years:

    Some of these are free full text. I have probably not read them, as my ability to read full articles had dropped sharply a good while back.
     
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  11. Bob

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    I sometimes think I'm living in a parallel universe. I think that the Solve ME/CFS Initiative is doing amazing work these days. What am I missing?
     
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    geraldt52 Senior Member

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    As I said, with Vernon and McCleary gone I have hope that that will continue. I was really impressed with how they handled IOM report .

    I was as happy to hear that Vernon was leaving as I was that Wessely would no longer work on CFS...sadly, both things were only temporary.
     
  13. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    I have great respect for Suzanne Vernon too, I think claims that she is a CDC shill or whatever are nonsense.
     
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  14. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I'm completely serious. By that I mean I've looked at her work and the work of the Solve ME/CFS Association and I've concluded that it;s really good. My question is whether you are "serious"; i.e. have you actually looked at their work - the studies they're funding and researchers they're interacting - based your assessment on that or what?
     
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