You + ME Anniversary | 2021 Ramsay Researchers!

It’s our one-year anniversary and we’re celebrating all month!

Today, we announce our 2021 Ramsay Researchers! [See the Ramsay Superhero Slideshow!]

The Solve M.E. Ramsay Grant Program is designed to build a workforce, with a special focus on early-career investigators, and to allow researchers to generate data to support larger grant applications.

The Ramsay network now includes more than 60 researchers around the world and has resulted in more than $7 million dollars of additional research funding.

This year, the number of applications increased by about 130% and they earned the highest ever impact scores from our peer review panel.

Our 2021 Ramsay Researchers are:

Sara Ballouz, PhD (Principal Investigator), and Anna Liza Kretzschmar, PhD, from the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics
“Symptoms, Mechanisms and Sex: Exploring the Sex Differences in ME/CFS through Integrated Computational Analyses”

Heather Edgell, PhD, York University (Principal Investigator), Riina Bray, MD, Angela Cheung, MD, PhD, Kathleen Kerr, MD, and Farah Tabassum, MD from the University of Toronto
“Physiological and Cognitive Function in Patients with PASC or ME before and after Inspiratory Muscle Training”

David Esteban, PhD, Vassar College
“Microbial Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Agonists in ME/CFS”

Alon Friedman, MD, PhD (Principal Investigator), Steven Beyea, PhD, Chris Bowen, PhD, Javeria Hashmi, PhD, and Lyna Kamintsky, PhD, from Dalhousie University and Emagix, Inc.
“Blood-Brain Barrier Imaging as a Biomarker for ME/CFS”

Efthymios Kalafatis, Data Scientist and Predictive Analytics Consultant
“Application of Machine Learning and Text Analytics in a Cohort of People with ME/CFS and People with Long Covid to Capture Disease Severity, Potential Associations and Sequential Patterns of Events”

Aaron Ring, MD, PhD (Principal Investigator) and Jill Jaycox, PhD, from Yale University
“Discovery of Pathological ]Autoantibodies in ME/CFS and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection”

Jennifer Stone, PhD, Australian National University
ME/CFS and Long Covid: Are They the Same Condition?

You can find summaries of each study here.

Kudos to the 2021 Ramsay Researchers!

As we wrap up our one-year anniversary celebration later this week, we’ll preview what we’ll be up to through early 2022. We’ll update you through email, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Our vision–to create the world’s largest ME/CFS and Long Covid database and accelerate the search for a cure–is ambitious and impossible without YOU.

Expanding support for research programs like the Ramsay Grants is critical and one of our most important initiatives. You can help. To learn more, please click here

Your data makes a difference. Together, we can finally end the suffering of millions.

The You + ME Team
    Allison     Elle
    Kira         Sadie



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