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Advisors

Policy Advisor
Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D.
Dr. Friedman is a retired associate professor of pharmacology and physiology from the University of Dentistry and Medicine at New Jersey and now works at Castleton State College. He is the treasurer of the International Association of CFS/ME and served over three years as a voting member of  the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee.

Last update: October 18, 2014
Medical Advisor
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik

Dr. Kogelnik specialized in infectious disease medicine after graduating from Emory University. He founded and is the director of the Open Medicine Institute that focuses on research and clinical care for people with neuro-endocrine-immune diseases. Because of his knowledge of bioinformatics, his center is included in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study to establish the features of ME/CFS to be used in creating a better diagnostic criteria.

Twice, Dr. Kogelnik gave presentations at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society conferences on bio-banking and disease databases for researching complex illnesses. 

Policy Advisor
Dennis Mangan, MD
Dr. Mangan was the Trans NIH ME/CFS Workgroup chairman before he retired. He now serves on the board of some other ME/CFS organizations and gives presentations on researcher and physician communications. His experience inside the government allows us to gain special insight on how to advocate effectively for NEIDs patients.
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