Faith Newton

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Faith Richards Newton, Ed.D., Professor of Education at Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware, has a special interest in providing accommodations and modifications for students with chronic fatigue syndrome in the classroom.[1]

Education[edit | edit source]

As per Delaware State University faculty page:[2]

  • B.A. - 1980, Early Secondary Social Studies, State University of New York, Cortland, New York, US
  • M.A. - 1987, Educational Leadership, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, US
  • Ed.S. - 1991, Educational Administration, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, US
  • Ed.D. - 1994, Educational Administration, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, US

CFSAC Committee[edit | edit source]

In January 2018, Dr. Newton was appointed chairperson of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) which reports to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.[3] Prior to this position, she served as a voting member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) for the term July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2018.[4] She has also chaired the Pediatric Education Working Group.[5]

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, Article for Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior - "Improving academic success for students with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome"[6] - (Abstract)
  • 2019, Article for Frontiers in Pediatrics - "Meeting the educational needs of young, ME/CFS patients: Role of the treating physician"[8] - (Full text)

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Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.

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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct 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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