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]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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