Step Up for M.E.
Step Up for M.E. Campaign
Step Up For M.E. is a social justice campaign to raise awareness for severe neuro-immune diseases in communities across the world. Visit StepUpForME.causevox.com to start your campaign!
A few suggestions for awareness include:
One million Americans and 20 million people worldwide suffer from ME/CFS, a severe neuro-immune disease. However less than 6% of medical schools are currently teaching the disease.
The Blue Ribbon Foundation plans to help pick up the slack. And we’re inviting you to be a part of it.
The Blue Ribbon Fellowship is a program that will empower our nation’s brightest medical students to study at some of the leading neuro-immune medical institutes in the world. These include clinics like the Open Medicine Institute, the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, and the Whittemore-Peterson Institute.
We’ll recruit students from top medical schools for a summer fellowship in neuro-immune medicine in between their first and second years of medical school. Much of the training during the Blue Ribbon Fellowship would be inmolecular medicine, systems biology, and bio-informatics, emerging fields of inquiry that show great promise in helping to eradicate many of the complex, chronic diseases that have baffled modern medicine.
The program we’re proposing will be:
–have clear success metrics
–productive for leading laboratories
—attractive to top students.
“This is a brilliant plan. We have got to educate more doctors.”
–Llewellyn King, syndicated columnist and host of PBS’s “White House Chronicle”