Suzanne D. Vernon, BHC Research Director

My first virology class was taught by Howard Tenim, PhD, a virologist and 1975 Nobel laureate for the discovery of reverse transcriptase – the enzyme used by retroviruses to turn RNA into DNA. I got hooked and have been fortunate to spend the past 35 years learning and studying how viruses do and don’t make…

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Marybeth Raynes, a licensed marriage and family therapist spoke at our December Education meeting on supports for the holiday season. She demonstrated how people living with pain, exhaustion, and isolation can craft a meaningful inner-self holiday season with guided imagery and plan strategies for an outer-self holiday with others. Each of us are a collection…

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Linda Milne, Patient Advocate and former BHC Board Member

The Bateman Horne Center hosted a panel of four individuals to discuss: Seeking Quality of Life while Living with a Chronic Illness, in the BHC November Education Series. The panel was comprised of four women in different phases of life who experience various illnesses including ME/CFS and FM. Our volunteer panelists spoke about their views…

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Lucinda Bateman, MD

In this month’s education meeting, Lucinda Bateman, MD, presented ways patients and medical providers can overcome barriers to compassionate care. There are four main barriers to compassionate care: ignorance, the nature of the illness, financial constraints, and difficulty visiting the doctor. Barrier One: Ignorance When it comes to helping people with ME/CFS, many medical providers…

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Dr. Nelson, PT, DPT, TP

In our April education meeting we were pleased to host Matt Nelson, DPT, an educator, advocate, and expert in handling chronic and complex pain conditions. He described our current neurological understanding of pain, how pain may be decreased by education through physical therapy and, thus improve our ability to cope. What is Pain? When the…

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Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD

In this month’s education meeting we were pleased to hear from Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who joined the Bateman Horne Center in 2018. She moderates support groups for patients and caregivers. Doctor Sherlock has a great deal of experience with ME/CFS. Her son had the illness for 20 years and died at the…

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August’s education meeting featured Kelley Rosequist, owner of Dog Training Elite Utah. She provided information on service dogs and specifically on how service dogs can provide mobility support for those with fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses. What Makes a Service Animal? Service animals, by definition, are animals that are trained for specific tasks to…

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Dr. Vernon Removing Uncertainty to Advance ME/CFS

In this month’s education meeting we were delighted to hear from Suzanne Vernon, PhD, research director at the Bateman Horne Center. She has raised millions of dollars for ME/CFS research resulting in over 85 published papers. Dr. Vernon presented the two-pronged approach that the Bateman Horne Center is using to accelerate the state of ME/CFS…

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On March 15-16, leading ME/CFS clinicians from across the United States gathered in Salt Lake City for the second annual ME/CFS Expert Clinician Summit. The goal of this summit was to grow the collaborative network of disease experts, identify ways to expand their ranks and improve the clinical care of patients with ME/CFS, and accelerate…

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We were pleased to host Dr. Lauren Johnson—Doctor of Physical Therapy and current Director of the Pelvic Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic in the Salt Lake City, Utah for our March Education Meeting. In this presentation, Dr. Johnson taught about pelvic health, how pelvic symptoms relate to ME/CFS and fibromyalgia symptoms, and how professionals can…

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