Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stanford ME/CFS Study Looking for Female Participants

Here's a great opportunity to participate in an ME/CFS study at a renowned research facility with one of the top ME/CFS experts in the world. This can help to move research and knowledge forward and might also help you to learn more about your own illness (I'm not sure whether they will be sharing individual results with participants or not). Details and contact info below:

"Recently the Stanford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Initiative began recruiting for the neuroendocrine study.

Dr. Jose G. Montoya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford, is conducting a study investigating the endocrine system in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and healthy controls.

He is looking for individuals with ME/CFS to participate in the study.
Participants must be female and 18 ‐ 45 years old.

Participation in the study involves an online questionnaire and two study visits at Stanford with blood draws and endocrine testing.

There is no cost to participate in the study.

Participants will be compensated $200 for completion of the study.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the study coordinator, Jill Anderson, at (650) 723-9711.

For general information about participant rights, contact 1‐866-680-2906."


  1. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Hmm wonder why Montoya just want woman in that age group. Since his studying endocrine system and that is the age before menopause I suppose its something about estrogen.

    1. I figured it had to do with it being a study on the endocrine system, too - anything endocrine-related, they usually stick to one gender since each has different "normal" set of hormonal levels. Will be interesting to see what comes of it.