James Baraniuk

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James Nicholas Baraniuk, MD, is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University[1] and the Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, located within the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center does research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Illness and other pain conditions, particularly in the areas of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), biomarker discovery through proteomic, metabolomic, and transcriptomic assays in blood and cereobrospinal fluid, autonomic testing and heart rate variability (HRV) and statistical analyses using machine learning, hierarchical clustering, and other data mining methods.[2]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1972-1976 - B. Sc. (Hons.), Joint Honours in Chemistry and Microbiology, Dean's Honour List, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1977-1981 - M. D., University of Manitoba
  • 1978-1979 - B. Sc. (Medicine), University of Manitoba
  • 1981-1982 - Internship, Saint Thomas Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
  • 1982-1984 - Internal Medicine Resident, Saint Thomas Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
  • 1984-1985 - Senior Assistant Resident in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1985-1987 - Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Duke University Medical Center

Positions of employment[edit | edit source]

  • 1987-1989 - Adjunct Scientist, Allergy Disease Section, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Bethesda, MD
  • 1989-1991 - Visiting Clinical Scientist, Thoracic Medicine Department, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, England
  • 1991-present - Department of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

ME/CFS Common Data Element (CDE) Project[edit | edit source]

Member of the Neurologic/Cognitive/CNS Imaging Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[3]

Notable studies related to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Open Letter to The Lancet[edit | edit source]

Two open letters to the editor of The Lancet urged the editor to commission a fully independent review of the PACE trial, which the journal had published in 2011. In 2016, Dr. Baraniuk, along with 41 colleagues in the ME/CFS field, signed the second letter.

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/baraniuj/
  2. https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/baraniuklab/home
  3. https://www.commondataelements.ninds.nih.gov/ReportViewer.aspx?%2fnindscdereports%2fRoster&rs%3aCommand=Render&rc:Parameters=false&diseaseid=MECFS&custom:disableExcel=true&custom:disableXML=true&custom:disableCSV=true
  4. Baraniuk, James N.; Naranch, Kristina; Maibach, Hilda; Clauw, Daniel J. (2000), "Irritant Rhinitis in Allergic, Nonallergic, Control and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Populations", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 (2): 3-31, doi:10.1300/J092v07n02_02 
  5. Baraniuk, James N.; Naranch, Kristina; Maibach, Hilda; Clauw, Daniel J. (2000), "Tobacco Sensitivity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 (2): 33-52, doi:10.1300/J092v07n02_03 
  6. K. Naranch, S. M. Repka-Ramirez, Y.-J. Park, A. Velarde, R. Finnegan, J. Murray, A. Pheiffer, E. Hwang, D. Clauw & J. N. Baraniuk. (2002). Differences in Baseline Nasal Secretions Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Control Subjects. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, pp. 3-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v10n01_02
  7. Baraniuk, J.N.; Casado, B.; Maibach, H.; Clauw, D.H.; Pannell, L.K.; Hess, S.A. (2005), "Chronic fatigue syndrome – related proteome in human cerebrospinal fluid", BMC Neurology, 5 (22), doi:10.1186/1471-2377-5-22 
  8. Baraniuk JN. Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Prostate Cancer. Current allergy and asthma reports. 2010;10(3):210-214. doi:10.1007/s11882-010-0106-2.
  9. Ravindran MK, Zheng Y, Timbol C, Merck SJ, Baraniuk JN. (2011) Migraine headaches in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): comparison of two prospective cross-sectional studies. BMC Neurology 1130. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-11-30. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21375763
  10. Burbelo PD, Bayat A, Wagner J, Nutman TB, Baraniuk JN, Iadarola MJ. (2012). No serological evidence for a role of HHV-6 infection in chronic fatigue syndrome.Am American Journal of Translational Research, 4(4):443-51. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23145212
  11. Ravindran, M., Adewuyi, O., Zheng, Y., Rayhan, R. U., Le, U., Timbol, C., . . . Baraniuk, J. (2012). Dyspnea in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Comparison of Two Prospective Cross-Sectional Studies. GJHS Global Journal of Health Science, 5(2). doi:10.5539/gjhs.v5n2p94
  12. Rayhan RU, Stevens BW, Timbol CR, Adewuyi O, Walitt B, VanMeter JW, Baraniuk JN. (2013) Increased Brain White Matter Axial Diffusivity Associated with Fatigue, Pain and Hyperalgesia in Gulf War Illness. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58493. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058493
  13. Rayhan, R. U., Ravindran, M. K., & Baraniuk, J. N. (2013). Migraine in gulf war illness and chronic fatigue syndrome: Prevalence, potential mechanisms, and evaluation. Frontiers in Physiology, 4. doi:10.3389/fphys.2013.00181. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23898301.
  14. Baraniuk JN, Adewuyi O, Merck SJ, Ali M, Ravindran MK, Timbol CR, Rayhan R, Zheng Y, Le U, Esteitie R, Petrie KN.(2013). A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) severity score based on case designation criteria. American Journal of Translational Research, 5(1):53-68
  15. Baraniuk, J.N.; Shivapurkar, N. (2017), "Exercise – induced changes in cerebrospinal fluid miRNAs in Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and sedentary control subjects", Scientific Reports, 7 (15338), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15383-9 

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