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The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) has announced that Dr. Donnica Moore, a distinguished women’s health expert, will serve as its new celebrity spokesperson and advocate. Widely known as “Dr. Donnica”, she will join WPI in its efforts to help raise awareness and funding for its research of XMRV and associated neuro-immune diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

“We are pleased to have a highly regarded women’s health expert join us in our efforts to bring more attention to neuroimmune diseases,” said Annette Whittemore, founder of the Whittemore Peterson Institute. “Dr. Donnica Moore is an incredible advocate for these patients. Her experience and support will be huge assets to the WPI and patients around the world, as we seek to raise awareness and additional funding in this field of medicine.”

“I am grateful to have such an opportunity to further advocate on behalf of the WPI’s search for more effective treatments,” said Dr. Donnica, women’s health expert and spokesperson for WPI. “I am fully committed to supporting WPI in its efforts to help millions of patients worldwide, like my son Brian, who suffer from the debilitating effects of CFS/ME and those with related neuro-immune diseases. I am happy to donate my time to such an important cause which impacts millions of people with these diseases worldwide, as well as those who love them.”

A graduate from Princeton University and the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo, Dr. Moore is a women’s health expert who has received numerous awards for her health communications and advocacy. Widely known as Dr. Donnica, she has appeared on over 650 national television shows, including “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “Weekend Today Show.” Recently, Dr. Donnica has been credited for her involvement with CFS/ME research and related advocacy efforts. Dr. Donnica is the mother of two teenage children, one of whom has suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for more than five years.

WPI is set to open its new medical facility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine campus in September 2010 and plan to welcome its first patients soon after. Located within the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine, the Whittemore Peterson Institute will be the nation’s first comprehensive translational research facility dedicated to the research and treatment of neuro-immune diseases when it opens September of 2010.

To read Dr. Donnica’s articles on CFS, click below:

Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On

The Diagnosis of CFS - Do I—or Does My Child–Have CFS?

Treatment of CFS

The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis - Could My Child have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

XMRV Sheds New Light on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Do I—or Does My Child--Have CFS?

To view Dr. Donnica’s appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show” discussing CFS, click here.

To view Dr. Donnica’s appearance on “Good Morning America Health” discussing CFS, click here.

To view Dr. Donnica’s appearance on “Good Morning America Health” discussing XMRV, click here.

To view Dr. Donnica’s appearance on “The Doctors Channel” discussing CFS, click here.

To learn more about the WPI & ongoing research, click here.

Created: 2/8/2010  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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