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Kellen Jones brings more than 20 years of administrative experience across diverse industries to her role as study coordinator and office manager. Kellen is responsible for many day-to-day functions of NVCBR including AR/AP, customer service, donor relations, event planning, graphic design, website maintenance, social media, and all others areas of administrative support.As the study coordinator, Kellen communicates with study participants and works directly with the principal investigator to ensure compliance with the protocol. Kellen worked with NVCBR on a volunteer basis beginning in 2006 and became a valued employee in 2010. Previous to NVCBR, Kellen worked for more than 15 years as an administrative services manager, first, for a civil engineering firm and, then, for a land management company. Kellen attended University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. In her free time, Kellen enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and the outdoors.

WPI Supports Biomarker Findings

I’m excited to share with you some of the Institute’s latest news! With the support of our donors and the State of Nevada, we continue to make critical progress in the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS, a complex and disabling disease process. The Institute participated in a recently published retrospective study identifying specific biomarkers from [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|NewsAndEvents, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr. Lombardi Chosen as a 2018 Ramsey Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Lombardi, for being chosen as one of the 2018 Ramsey Award recipients. Read more: https://solvecfs.org/ramsay-2018-meet-prof-vincent-lombardi-phd/  

By | October 11th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR Latest News

We are pleased to announce that Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (“NVCBR”) has achieved a critical milestone. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a new contract resulting in the integration of NVCBR’s basic research program and its associated research assets into the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s expert research [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Outreach: Cheers!

During the month of August, NVCBR held its annual community fundraiser, Cheers! We hosted approximately 150 guests at The Grove at South Creek. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our many community members who made cash donations and/or provided us with amazing auction items and for the help of Jon Klacking of Double [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Education

Up-to-date education about diseases like ME/CFS, post treatment Lyme, and fibromyalgia is vital to creating a realistic understanding of the impact that infection associated, immune-mediated diseases can have on one’s life. Education will also help others learn about the ways in which the institute is trying find the answers for these patients. To address the [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Community News: NIH Creates Working Group for ME/CFS

The National Institutes of Health determined not to renew the federal advisory committee’s charter for ME/CFS, or the CFSAC, by letting it expire. This committee was formed 16 years ago to share critical disease information and advice with the Secretary of Health. As a result, many were concerned that the NIH would no longer formally [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Humoral Immunity Profiling of Subjects with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Using a Random Peptide Microarray Differentiates Cases from Controls with High Specificity and Sensitivity.

Authors: Singh S, Stafford P, Schlauch KA, Tillett RR, Gollery M, Johnston SA, Khaiboullina SF, De Meirleir KL, Rawat S, Mijatovic T, Subramanian K, Palotás A, Lombardi VC. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29886183 Publication: Mol Neurobiol. 2018 Jan;55(1):633-641. doi: 10.1007/s12035-016-0334-0. Epub 2016 Dec 15. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a complex, heterogeneous illness of unknown etiology. The search for biomarkers [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nutritional modulation of the intestinal microbiota; future opportunities for the prevention and treatment of neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory disease.

Authors: Lombardi VC, De Meirleir KL, Subramanian K, Nourani SM, Dagda RK, Delaney SL, Palotás A. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29886183 Publication: J Nutr Biochem. 2018 Apr 19;61:1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.04.004. [Epub ahead of print] The gut-brain axis refers to the bidirectional communication between the enteric nervous system and the central nervous system. Mounting evidence supports the premise that the intestinal microbiota [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in a cohort of significantly obese women without cardiometabolic diseases.

Authors: Schlauch KA, Kulick D, Subramanian K, De Meirleir KL, Palotás A, Lombardi VC. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30120429 Publication: Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Aug 17. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0181-3. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is an important risk factor for the development of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; however, a small number of individuals with long-standing [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cheers!

August 17, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Grove at South Creek On Friday, August 17, Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) will host Cheers, its annual fundraising event to benefit treatment discovery for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) (also called ME/CFS). The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments