The 2019 Ramsay application cycle is winding down and this promises to be a banner year for the program. The Ramsays provide seed funding to build pilot data and recruit new researchers to the field. Importantly, Ramsay grants help young investigators begin to build careers studying ME/CFS. 11 early-career stage investigators have been involved in Ramsay studies to-date.
As we look forward, the Ramsay program’s role in getting the next wave of talented researchers involved is what inspires us most.
Dr. Camille Birch is an early-career stage researcher who exemplifies this goal of the program. Preliminary findings from her whole-genome sequencing work are already uncovering promising lines of investigation. Health Rising’s Cort Johnson recently wrote about Camille’s work and the potential Ramsay pilot studies have “to open up new areas of inquiry and provide researchers with the ability to gather the data needed to get major NIH grants.”
The Ramsay 2019 Request for Applications closes June 30, which is also the last day of our donor matching challenge. If Solve M.E. generates an additional 1,500 gifts of ANY amount by June 30, we’ll receive an additional $20,000.
$20,000 helps a researcher complete a study with the potential to expand our understanding of this disease, like Dr. Birch and other innovative scientists in the Ramsay researcher network.
We hope that you’ll consider making a gift to Solve M.E. today. By helping us meet the matching challenge, you’ll provide direct support of this important work. We can’t do it without you!
Want to learn more about Dr. Camille Birch’s WGS work? Watch the webinar below: