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.
Education[edit | edit source]
As per Delaware State University faculty page:
- 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. 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. She has also chaired the Pediatric Education Working Group.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- 2015, Article for Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior - "Improving academic success for students with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome" - (Abstract)
- 2019, Article for Frontiers in Pediatrics - "Meeting the educational needs of young, ME/CFS patients: Role of the treating physician" - (Full text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- Mar 20, 2014, Speaker at the 2014 International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference - "Translating Science into the Classroom: A Workshop for Clinicians, Patients and Educators"
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 31 May 2016, Transcript of May 2016 CFSAC meeting - presentation of Pediatric Education Working Group
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Faith Newton | Ed.D. | Delaware State University, Delaware | DESU | Department of Education". ResearchGate. Retrieved Oct 10, 2019.
- News, Submitted (Jan 18, 2018). "DSU's Newton heads National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee". Dover Post. Retrieved Oct 10, 2019.
- Newton, Faith (Apr 3, 2015). "Improving academic success for students with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 3 (2): 97–103. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1004831. ISSN 2164-1846.
- Newton, Faith (Jan 2017). "Education Children with Pediatric CFS/ME". iacfsme. Retrieved Oct 10, 2019.
- Newton, Faith R. (Apr 2, 2019). "Meeting the Educational Needs of Young, ME/CFS Patients: Role of the Treating Physician". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 7. doi:10.3389/fped.2019.00104. ISSN 2296-2360. PMID 31001499.
- "NWX-OS-OPHS-OEP-OER" (PDF). HHS.gov. May 17, 2016. Retrieved Oct 10, 2019.
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 fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.