Ramsay Grant Reviewers

Applications for our Solve M.E. Ramsay Grant Research Program receive a rigorous, double-blind peer review to ensure projects of the highest quality are selected. Applications receive two independent reviews and proposals are ranked numerically on a defined scale based on significance, innovation, approach, and overall impact.

Thank you to the individuals below for your partnership in reviewing our 2022 Ramsay applications! Listed in alphabetical order. 

Todd Davenport

Todd Davenport, MD

Professor and Vice Chair in Department of Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Dr. Todd Davenport works with University of the Pacific and the Workwell Foundation. He is an experienced research grant reviewer. In addition to his involvement with the Ramsay Grant Program in 2022, he is a past Chair of the California Physical Therapy Association’s Research Council and has served as research grant reviewer for the California Physical Therapy Fund Board and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinical Research Grant Program.

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Fred Friedberg

Fred Friedberg, PhD

Research Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

“As a reviewer for Solve M.E., this was [a] challenging exercise which advances critical thinking about new scientific projects. I always want to make sure that the review is fair and provides the applicant with useful feedback.”

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John Kalns

John Kalns, PhD

Vice President at Hyperion Biotechnology, San Antonio, TX

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Anthony Komaroff

Anthony Komaroff, MD

Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

“It’s a pleasure to see the number of excellent research proposals to study ME/CFS, so many from young investigators.”

Click here for Dr. Komaroff’s LinkedIn, and visit his Harvard Catalyst profile here

peter rowe

Peter C. Rowe, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Children’s Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

“It is exciting to see so many creative applications as part of the Ramsay Award process. These funds help attract new investigators to the field, so the Ramsay Awards have been an excellent catalyst.”

Carmen Scheibenbogen

Carmen Scheibenbogen, MD

Head of Immunodeficiency Outpatient Clinic at Charité—Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

“It is important to provide our expertise to review applications for the so much needed research into ME/CFS.”

Sheila Stewart

Sheila Stewart, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

“ME/CFS is a tragic condition. I am happy to help the Solve M.E. organization identify research proposals that will uncover the underlying molecular causes of this disease so that novel therapeutic approaches can be identified that will make patients suffering from CFS and their families lives better.”

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Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX

“It was an honor to review for Solve ME/CFS initiative. The process was guided and straightforward. It’s exciting to be a small part of the science that will hopefully solve ME/CFS.”

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Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger, MD

Team Leader at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Unger has served as a scientific reviewer for ME/CFS, Gulf War Illness, and Long COVID funding opportunities sponsored by Department of Defense, NIH, Health Canada and other international groups.

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