Vicky Whittemore

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Vicky Holets Whittemore, PhD., is a program director of the Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, United States.[1] She leads the Trans-NIH Working Group on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).[2] While the committee was still active, she served as the NIH Representative to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) CFS Advisory Committee, CFSAC, as an ex officio member.[3]

In June 2016, Whittemore gave the keynote speech at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.[4]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Minnesota Medical School[5][1]
  • Post-doctoral work at the University of California, Irvine[1]
  • Fogarty Fellowship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2018, A Common Language for Clinical Research Studies: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Common Data Elements (CDEs)[6] - (Abstract)

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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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading public health institute of the United States government.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading public health institute of the United States government.

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.

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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