Annette Whittemore

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Annette Whittemore has a strong devotion to ME research and finding a cure because she is the devoted mother of a daughter, Andrea Whittemore-Goad, who has been sick with ME since she was a pre-teen.[1]

According to Ms. Whittemore's Linkedin page, her commitment to helping her daughter and others with similar illnesses is well documented: "1989 Began the search for knowledge and treatment for a young daughter's serious illness.

  • 2001: Co-sponsored a CFS Think Tank for physicians and allied health professionals in Reno, Nevada.
  • 2003: Supported amended Assembly Bill 502 in the Nevada State legislature requiring insurance companies in Nevada to provide coverage for medical treatment when part of a clinical trial in phase II, phase III, and phase IV, for patients with cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis, ME/CFS.
  • 2004: Co-founded the HHV-6 Foundation
  • 2005: Successfully sought seed funding for a 70 million dollar joint medical research building project for the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Cancer Institute and the WPI
  • 2006: Created the Neuro-Immune Research Foundation which became the foundation of support for WPI
  • 2007: Successfully sought additional funding for building and operations for the Whittemore Peterson Institute."[2]

Dr. Daniel Peterson left the Whittemore Peterson Institute in 2010 and returned to private practice.[3]

In 2016, the Whittemore Peterson Institute changed its name to the Nevada Center for Biomedical Research.[4]

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2006, Health Care Hero Award, Nevada Business Journal[5]
  • 2008, University of Nevada, Alumna of the Year[6]
  • 2009, IACFS/ME Special Service Award - for outstanding personal effort and contribution to the CFS/ME community [7]
  • 2009, Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Nevada, Reno[8]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Phase three - Last phase of clinical trials before a drug can be approved for public use. Whereas Phase one assesses basic safety, and Phase two assesses basic efficacy, Phase three uses many trial participants to fully assess both safety and efficacy.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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