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New ME/CFS researchers in Bham, AL, goal is center of excellence

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  1. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    Thanks. Interesting research.
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Oh shucks.........great for those of you in the USA. I read Birmingham and thought it was the UK, I did a big wow and then......not here of course, as if????
     
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    I used to work at that medical center, hmmm, progress in unexpected places!

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    It looks like the main doctor trained at Stanford so he must have worked with Dr. Montoya (I am speculating and didn't see this in the article unless I missed it) which is amazing! It sounds like a great center!

    Now if the medical center where I used to work (which I won't name) were to start a center like this, I think I would drop dead from shock...
     
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    I thought UAB enjoyed an excellent reputation for some time now. My Dad had prognosis to live five years, they kept him alive for fifteen.

    My parents loved the place and the staff.
     
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    They have had a great reputation but nothing to offer ME/CFS patients--until now!

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    I've come across Jarred Younger, the lab director, quite a lot over the past few months in relation to ME.
    If you do a Google search for "Jarred Younger CFS", it throws up lots of info.

    And there's been quite a lot of discussion about his research on Phoenix Rising:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?search/16743474/&q=jarred younger&o=date

    There's a video presentation here (video 2):
    http://mecfs.stanford.edu/2014SymposiumVideo.html

    And a research paper here:
    http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/11/1/93
     
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    FYI - University of Alabama (UA) is where Carol Duffy is located. She is the researcher who is working with Dr. Pridgen on his anti-viral/Celebrex study.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alabama_System. . .
     
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    As I remember, Dr. Pridgen is in Tuscaloosa whereas UAB is in Birmingham.

    Sushi
     
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    Yes, UAB is in Birmingham. Pridgen and UA is in Tuscaloosa, about 1.5 hours away, maybe less. You'll remember Tuscaloosa is where the massive tornado went through in 2011, killing over 240 across the state, but a big portion of them in Tuscaloosa. UA is also home of the Crimson Tide football team, winning many national championships. Older folks will remember Paul Bear Bryant and Joe Namath. It is a business-oriented college.

    UAB is in downtown Birmingham. They are more known for the associated hospitals and more recently clinics. They have a university with a variety of fields. But because of the hospitals, nursing and medicine is big at UAB. Medical research is big there also. The hospital was known as one of top three for bypass surgeries. AIDS treatment and research is big there. Just last week they announced researchers found a cure for diabetes in mice. They are 27th in the nation in NIH research funding. UAB is one of the sites for the pain education centers of excellence.

    We in AL know of its impact and prestige on medicine and research. But it goes unnoticed by most of world. Now, they are getting into our diseases.

    Some factors that influenced Younger is the tenure program offered at UAB is more attractive than Stanford. I don't know if this influenced him, but he is originally from a very small town in Tenn. Maybe he missed sweet tea. Also, UAB is willing to have him be over something that he creates. Montoya has his thing going good, but Younger can do a big thing of his own at UAB. It's a great professional opportunity.
     
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