We at OMF envision improved health for the patient community via collaboration between patients, clinicians, and researchers. Imagine a world free of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme.
Our Current Focus:
OMF is spearheading neuro-immune disease research that follows patterns of success and benefits from collaborating with leading scientists and clinicians from around the globe. These experts bring to our foundation their expertise in immunology, virology, genomics, informatics, molecular biology, epidemiology, infectious disease, oncology, pathology and clinical medicine. The current focus is on ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome), with the expectation that discoveries in this disease will bring answers to other diseases that share some of the symptoms.
Our ME/CFS Scientific Advisory Board decides what research strategies will most likely lead to reliable diagnostic biomarkers and treatments. We fund research initiated by our advisory board and research designed by others. Because our director and other board members are personally touched by the devastation of ME/CFS, we are strongly motivated to grab every opportunity for progress so that vitality and the joys of a healthy life are restored to all who presently suffer from neuro-immune diseases. This has led to varied partnerships and collaborations around the globe.
A great research strategy is not enough. To succeed, a foundation must have funding. With optimism and creativity, we are determined to reach our aggressive funding goals, filling a gap in funds that is long overdue for fighting these diseases. Find an update of current studies and completed studies wholly or partially funded by us. We are convinced that answers are readily available if we apply the best resources in a large-scale concerted effort. We aim to use the right tools with the right people to deliver actionable results.