To find out more about the Association’s expanded research
program, our vision for the future of CFS research and how The Campaign to Accelerate CFS Research will help us achieve these critical goals, just click on the links below.
Accelerating Research: Our Future
Meet Suzanne Vernon (PDF file)
Webinar: The Science of CFS
Request for Applications from Researchers
Looking for a Breakthrough (PDF file)
Scientific Director On the Job
The Research/Advocacy Connection
10 Discoveries on the Biology of CFS
The Science of CFS: Past, Present and Future
A free webinar presentation by Suzanne Vernon, PhD, and Kimberly McCleary
May 28, 2008
More than 200 people participated in this live online presentation by CFIDS Association scientific director Suzanne Vernon, PhD and CFIDS Association president & CEO Kim McCleary. Below are links to a media file of the presentation that you can see and hear for yourself.
Learn what research has already uncovered about CFS and how it affects the human body. Discover what’s happening now in the field of CFS research. Hear what Vernon and the Association envision as the next steps on the path to discovery, and find out how The Campaign to Accelerate CFS Research is designed to build the capacity of the scientific community all over the world to find the answers underlying this complex illness.
Click here to watch the webinar “The Science of CFS: Past, Present and Future” with Windows Media player.
If you do not have Windows Media Player, please click here to download a free version.
Suzanne Vernon, PhD, is the Association’s scientific director. Vernon is a microbiologist with more than 17 years of experience investigating illnesses, including a decade studying CFS. Among her many scientific accomplishments, she initiated the groundbreaking, multidisciplinary CFS Computational Challenge (C3) in 2006 that uncovered noteworthy genomic findings about the illness and resulted in 14 scientific papers published in the journal Pharmacogenomics.
Kimberly McCleary is the Association's president & chief executive officer.
For the past 17 years, McCleary has directed the Association's education, public policy and research programs, which seek to bring an end to CFS and the suffering it causes. She also serves on the Association's Board of Directors and all of its standing committees.