Carol Head

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Carol Head served as CEO and President of Solve ME/CFS Initiative (Solve M.E.) from 2013 to 2019 and is a current member of the Solve M.E. Board of Directors. She fell ill with ME/CFS upon finishing Stanford University Graduate School of Business[1] in the 1980s. Although she has ME/CFS, she improved significantly after many years of illness; she believes she dodged a bullet and was 95% recovered when she began as CEO.[2][3] During her tenure at Solve M.E., she significantly increased its resources and influence, both in research and in advocacy. However, due to a relapse of ME/CFS, in March of 2019 she announced she was stepping down as CEO of Solve M.E. to serve on its board.[4][5] She continues to be active in the fight for ME research.

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Carol steers monthly webinars[7] which are recorded and posted to YouTube.[8]

Institute of Medicine report briefing[edit | edit source]

March 25th, Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C. on the Institute of Medicine report on ME/CFS. Carol Head was a speaker. Video - Carol Head at the SMCI IOM briefing[9]

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  1. "Carol Head". Linked In.
  2. Head, Carol (October 23, 2014). "Carol Head Shares Her Journey with ME/CFS". YouTube. SolveCFS.
  3. Head, Carol (November 10, 2015). "Carol Head Speaks at Stanford Business School Reunion". YouTube. Solve CFS.
  4. Johnson, Cort (July 27, 2019). "Straight Talk From Carol Head As She Steps Down From Solve ME". Health Rising. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  5. Head, Carol (March 15, 2019). "An Update From Carol Head at SMCI". YouTube.
  6. "14 Health Heroes Who Are Changing Healthcare As We Know It". Oprah.com. January 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  7. "SMCI 2015 Webinar Series - Solve ME/CFS Initiative". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  8. "SolveCFS". YouTube. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  9. Head, Carol (April 16, 2015). "Carol Head at the SMCI IOM briefing". YouTube. SolveCFS.
  10. IIMEC13 13th International ME Conference - Pre-Conference Dinner Speech - Carol Head, retrieved October 25, 2021
  11. Head, Carol (September 4, 2015). "SMCI President Carol Head speaks about the need for ME/CFS funding". YouTube. SolveCFS.
  12. Head, Carol (September 4, 2015). "SMCI President Carol Head tells the story of an ME patient who committed suicide". YouTube. SolveCFS.
  13. Markey, Ed; Brea, Jen; Nahle, Zaher; Head, Carol (May 26, 2017). "Congressional Briefing on ME/CFS". YouTube. SolveCFS.
  14. King, Llewellyn (October 14, 2014). "Episode 69 Part 1: Carol Head interviewed by Llewellyn King". YouTube. ME/CFS Alert.
  15. King, Llewellyn (November 3, 2014). "Episode 69 Part 2: Carol Head interviewed by Llewellyn King". YouTube. ME/CFS Alert.
  16. "Passionate Pragmatist: Carol Head and the Fight for ME/CFS Equality: The SMCI Pt. I - Health Rising". Health Rising. May 2, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  17. "The Fight that Follows Pain and Prejudice - Ms. Magazine Blog". Ms. Magazine Blog. February 14, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - 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.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - 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.

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