Redbook honors Kenney
Association President & CEO Kim Kenney has been selected as one
of Redbook magazine's Mothers & Shakers 2001. The magazine chose
Kenney as one of 12 women across the country "who have dedicated their lives to
better health care, not just for their own families, but for all of us."
Kenney was cited for her work in forcing the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention to admit that it wrongly diverted more than $12.9 million in CFIDS
funding to other projects in the mid-1990s. The funding has now been restored.
In its October 2001 issue, Redbook praised Kenney "for forcing doctors
and researchers to take chronic fatigue syndrome seriously."
Kenney received her award at a gala in New York City on Sept. 10. She gave a
short speech after being introduced to the audience by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess
of York. Ferguson was one of a group of celebrity honorees, which also included
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marlo Thomas and Christy Turlington.
Research proposals sought
The Association is now receiving
applications for grants for CFIDS-related research. Proposals were sought in two
main areas: neuroendocrine dysfunction in CFIDS and autonomic nervous system
dysfunction in CFIDS. The Association also is accepting proposals on other
topics, including possible causes, diagnostic markers and treatments for CFIDS
and studies related to CFIDS and children.
Researchers already have submitted their letters of intent to file
applications. Final applications are due
on Nov. 26, 2001. Grant awards will
be announced in late December, after the Association's Scientific Advisory
Committee has reviewed the proposals. Funding for approved projects may begin as
early as Jan. 31, 2002.
Since its inception, the Association's research program has funded more than
$3.4 million in CFIDS research. Look for details on the approved projects in the
winter issue of the Chronicle.