Suzanne Vernon

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Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, is the Research Liaison at Bateman Horne Center of Excellence which specializes in treatment and research for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia[1] and the Chief Scientific Revolutionary of The BioCollective, a collaborative that provides storage and sales of microbiome samples for research and development.[2]

From November 2007 – May 2015, Dr. Vernon was the Scientific Director of Solve ME/CFS Initiative, formerly known as CFIDS Association of America.[3] While there she recognized that access to well-characterized clinical populations was a barrier to engaging more scientists in ME/CFS research. Thus, she started the Research Institute Without Walls (RIWW), "the first nonprofit patient-centered research initiative focused on identifying diagnostic biomarkers and disease-modifying treatment for ME/CFS.[1] The core of RIWW is the SolveCFS BioBank & Patient Registry.[4]

From May 1990 – October 2007, Dr. Vernon worked for the US Centers for Disease Control, first on the team investigating the human papillomavirus as an opportunistic infection in HIV-infected woman, and then in 1997, she became the CFS research group team leader, under William Reeves, MD, the Director of the CDC Chronic Fatigue Research Program.[5][6]

In 2005, Dr Vernon was one of the authors of the CDC case definition of CFS, commonly called the Reeves criteria.[7]

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  1. 1.01.1 "Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD". Bateman Horne Center. Retrieved Feb 2, 2019. 
  3. "Suzanne D. Vernon Steps Down from Scientific Director Post". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Apr 8, 2015. Retrieved Feb 2, 2019. 
  4. "Advancing Science: A Case for Hope, A Look Ahead". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Retrieved Jun 25, 2019. 
  6. Grady, Denise (Aug 8, 2012). "Dr. William C. Reeves, Who Sought Cause of Fatigue Syndrome, Dies at 69". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved Feb 2, 2019. 
  7. 7.07.1 Reeves, William C; Wagner, Dieter; Nisenbaum, Rosane; Jones, James F; Gurbaxani, Brian; Solomon, Laura; Papanicolaou, Dimitris A; Unger, Elizabeth R; Vernon, Suzanne D (Dec 2005). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A clinically empirical approach to its definition and study". BMC Medicine. 3 (1). doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-19. ISSN 1741-7015. 
  8. Reeves, W. C.; Lloyd, A.; Vernon, S. D.; Klimas, N.; Jason, L. A.; Bleijenberg, G.; Evengard, B.; White, P. D.; Nisenbaum, R.; Unger, E. (2003), "Identification of ambiguities in the 1994 chronic fatigue syndrome research case definition and recommendations for resolution", BMC Health Services Research, 3 (25), doi:10.1186/1472-6963-3-25 
  9. Whistler, Toni; Unger, Elizabeth R.; Nisenbaum, Rosane; Vernon, Suzanne D. (Dec 1, 2003). "Integration of gene expression, clinical, and epidemiologic data to characterize Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Translational Medicine. 1 (1): 10. doi:10.1186/1479-5876-1-10. ISSN 1479-5876. PMC 305360Freely accessible. PMID 14641939. 
  10. Rajeevan, Mangalathu S.; Jones, James F.; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Unger, Elizabeth R.; Steinau, Martin (Nov 1, 2004). "Differential-display PCR of peripheral blood for biomarker discovery in chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Molecular Medicine. 82 (11): 750–755. doi:10.1007/s00109-004-0586-4. ISSN 1432-1440. 
  11. Hickie, Ian; Davenport, Tracey; Wakefield, Denis; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Cameron, Barbara; Vernon, Suzanne D; Reeves, William C; Lloyd, Andrew (Sep 16, 2006). "Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study". BMJ. 333 (7568): 575–. doi:10.1136/ PMC 1569956Freely accessible. PMID 16950834. 
  12. Vernon, SD; Whistler, T; Cameron, B; Hickie, IB; Reeves, WC; Lloyd, A (2006), "Preliminary evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction associated with post-infective fatigue after acute infection with Epstein Barr Virus", BMC Infectious Diseases, 6 (15), doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-15, PMID 16448567 
  13. Fuite, Jim; Vernon, Suzanne; Broderick, Gordon (2008), "Neuroendocrine and immune network re-modeling in chronic fatigue syndrome: an exploratory analysis.", Genomics, 92 (6): 393-9, doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.08.008 
  14. Aspler, AL; Bolshin, C; Vernon, SD; Broderick, G (2008), "Evidence of inflammatory immune signaling in chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study of gene expression in peripheral blood", Behavioral and Brain Functions, 4 (44), doi:10.1186/1744-9081-4-44 
  15. Sorensen, Bristol; Jones, James F; Vernon, Suzanne D; Rajeevan, Mangalathu S (Jan 2009). "Transcriptional Control of Complement Activation in an Exercise Model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Molecular Medicine. 15 (1-2): 34–42. doi:10.2119/molmed.2008.00098. PMC 2583111Freely accessible. PMID 19015737. 
  16. Broderick, Gordon; Katz, Ben Z; Fernandes, Henrique; Fletcher, Mary Ann; Klimas, Nancy; Smith, Frederick A; O'Gorman, Maurice RG; Vernon, Suzanne D; Taylor, Renee (2012), "Cytokine expression profiles of immune imbalance in post-mononucleosis chronic fatigue", Journal of Translational Medicine, 10 (191), doi:10.1186/1479-5876-10-191 
  17. Irlbeck, David M.; Vernon, Suzanne D.; McCleary, K. Kimberly; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lapp, Charles W.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Brown, James R.; Remlinger, Katja S.; Wilfret, David A.; Gerondelis, Peter (2014). "No association found between the detection of either xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or polytropic murine leukemia virus and chronic fatigue syndrome in a blinded, multi-site, prospective study by the establishment and use of the SolveCFS BioBank". BMC Research Notes. 7: 461. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-461. 
  18. Jason, Leonard A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Furst, Jacob D.; Simonis, Valerie (2014), "Examining case definition criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2 (1): 40-56, doi:10.1080/21641846.2013.862993 
  19. Jason, L.A.; Sunnquist, M.; Brown, A.; Newton, J.L.; Strand, E.B.; Vernon, S.D. (2015), "Chronic fatigue syndrome versus systemic exertion intolerance disease", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (3): 127-141, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1051291 
  20. Jason, LA; Kot, B; Sunnquist, M; Brown, A; Reed, J; Furst, J; Newton, JL; Strand, EB; Vernon, SD (2015), "Comparing and Contrasting Consensus versus Empirical Domains", Fatigue: biomedicine, health & behavior, 3 (2): 63-74, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1017344, PMID 26977374 
  21. Shukla, SK; Cook, DB; Meyer, J; Vernon, SD; Le, T; Clevidence, D; Robertson, CE; Schrodi, SJ; Yale, S; Frank, DN (2015), "Changes in Gut and Plasma Microbiome following Exercise Challenge in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)", PLoS One, 18, 10 (12): e0145453, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145453 
  22. Murdock, KW; Wang, XS; Shi, Q; Cleeland, CS; Fagundes, CP; Vernon, Suzanne D. (2016), "The utility of patient-reported outcome measures among patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.", Quality of Life Research, doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1406-3, PMID 27600520 
  23. Harvey, Jeanna M.; Broderick, Gordon; Bowie, Alanna; Barnes, Zachary M.; Katz, Ben Z.; O’Gorman, Maurice R. G.; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Fletcher, Mary Ann; Klimas, Nancy G. (Apr 26, 2016). "Tracking post-infectious fatigue in clinic using routine Lab tests". BMC Pediatrics. 16. doi:10.1186/s12887-016-0596-8. ISSN 1471-2431. PMC 4847210Freely accessible. PMID 27118537. 
  24. Deftereos, S. N.; Vernon, S. D.; Persidis, A. (2016), "Current therapeutic strategies for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: results of an online survey", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (1): 39-51, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1126025 
  25. Landi, Abdolamir; Broadhurst, David; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Tyrrell, D. Lorne J.; Houghton, Michael (Feb 2016). "Reductions in circulating levels of IL-16, IL-7 and VEGF-A in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". Cytokine. 78: 27–36. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2015.11.018. 
  26. de Vega, Wilfred C.; Herrera, Santiago; Vernon, Suzanne D.; McGowan, Patrick O. (2017), "Epigenetic modifications and glucocorticoid sensitivity in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)", BMC Med Genomics, 10 (11), doi:10.1186/s12920-017-0248-3 
  27. Cook, Dane B.; Light, Alan R.; Light, Kathleen C.; Broderick, Gordon; Shields, Morgan R.; Dougherty, Ryan J.; Meyer, Jacob D.; VanRiper, Stephanie; Stegner, Aaron J.; Ellingson, Laura D.; Vernon, Suzanne D. (2017), "Neural Consequences of Post-Exertion Malaise in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2017.02.009 
  28. Uhde, M; Indart, AC; Fallon, BA; Wormser, GP; Marques, AR; Vernon, SD; Alaedini, A (2018), "C-reactive protein response in patients with post-treatment Lyme Disease symptoms versus those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Clin Infect Dis, doi:10.1093/cid/ciy299, PMID 29741589 
  29. de Vega, Wilfred C.; Erdman, Lauren; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Goldenberg, Anna; McGowan, Patrick O. (2018), "Integration of DNA methylation & health scores identifies subtypes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Epigenomics, 10 (5), doi:10.2217/epi-2017-0150 
  30. Uhde, M; Indart, AC; Yu, XB; Jang, SS; De Giorgio, R; Green, PHR; Volta, U; Vernon, SD; Alaedini, A (2018), "Markers of non-coeliac wheat sensitivity in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Gut, doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316133 
  31. Herrera, S; de Vega, WC; Ashbrook, D; Vernon, SD; McGowan, PO (Dec 2018). "Genome-epigenome interactions associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Epigenetics. 13 (12): 1174–1190. doi:10.1080/15592294.2018.1549769. 

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

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