DePaul University

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DePaul University is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, US.

ME/CFS research[edit | edit source]

DePaul hosts a Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Team.[1]

Members[edit | edit source]

Leonard A. Jason, PhD
Ben Katz, MD
Joseph Cotler, PhD
Madison Sunnquist, MA
Shaun Bhatia, MA
Marcie Zinn, PhD
Mark Zinn, MM
Julia Terman, BA
Catherine Dudun, BA
Carly Holtzman, BA
Kaitlyn Ramian, BA
Helen Bedree, BA
Chelsea Torres, BA
Sharlene Avila

Research Interns/Volunteers[edit | edit source]

Ashley Johnson
Becky Tsivin
Elisa Diaz Murguia
Isabel Gomez
Joshua Norris
Lynnquell Gardiner
Maura Schnijderberg-Casu
Negin Motlagharani
Nicole Olczyk
Nicolina Mannino
Noor Hasan
Paula Nowicka
Riley Glassett
Samantha Beard
Sarah Kogelschatz
Zoe Makuch

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Consultants[edit | edit source]

Jacob Furst, PhD
Matthew Sorenson, PhD

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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.

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.

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