Patient in training
News release from WPI:
Whittemore Peterson Institute announces search for medical director
Planned transition paves a smooth path for the fall opening of the new Institute Reno,Nev. As part of a planned transition, the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) announces the national search for a full time Medical Director as Dr. Daniel Peterson retires from this position. Dr. Peterson, a pioneering physician in describing methods of diagnosing, managing and treating myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), was one of the first physicians to identify this disease in the United States.
Dr. Peterson was a central figure in the establishment of the Whittemore Peterson Institute, remarks Annette Whittemore, founder and president of WPI.We are deeply grateful to him for his significant advice and support through the development of the Institute.
"I am extremely proud to have been a part of the creation of this medical research institute which promises to bring exciting new answers to patients with complex neuro-immune diseases, states Dr. Peterson who will continue his internal medicine practice in Incline Village, Nev.
The WPI will soon begin a national search for a new full‐time medical director and practicing physician with extensive experience in infectious disease, clinical trials and medical management.
The Whittemore Peterson Institute will move into a new 100,000‐square‐foot state‐of‐the art research and medical facility, the Center for Molecular Medicine, at the University of Nevada in the fall of 2010.
Dr. Judy Mikovits will continue to lead the comprehensive research program at the WPI, which will be the first in the world dedicated to neuro‐immune diseases integrating patient treatment, basic research, clinical trials and medical education.
To learn more about the institute and ongoing research, please visit www.wpinstitute.org.