Federal CFS Advisory Committee Update
New CFS Advisory Committee Members Named
The Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet in Washington, D.C. on May 16-17. At the most recent meeting of the committee, held in November 2006, five members' terms expired, and they were recognized by Assistant Secretary John Agwunobi for their service.
These prominent CFS researchers have been appointed to serve on the CFSAC:
Dr. Ronald Glaser
Ohio State University
Dr. Arthur Hartz
University of Iowa
Dr. Leonard Jason
Dr. Nancy Klimas
University of Miami
Dr. Christopher Snell
University of Pacific
Dr. James Oleske of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, appointed to the CFSAC in 2006, will now serve as its chairman.
Congratulations to these researchers for being recognized by Secretary Michael Leavitt for their contributions to CFS through this appointment to the CFSAC. Four of the five new appointees have received support from the CFIDS Association of America for their research and three are currently funded through our grant program, the largest philanthropic source of support for CFS research.
Meetings of the CFSAC are open to the public and a limited number of testimony slots are available to address the committee. Anyone wishing to deliver remarks of 5 minutes or less should contact the Office of Public Health and Science at (202) 401-7899 by May 11.
To learn more about the CFSAC and the upcoming meeting, visit http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/index.html
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