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Phone: 775-682-8250
University of Nevada, Reno - MS 0552
1664 N. Virginia Street

Nevada 89557-0552

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Target demographics: HELP WPI FIND A CURE

17,000,000 suffer from neuro-immune disease. There is no cure or any treatment approved by the FDA.

1 in 300 suffers from ME and CFS
1 in 150 suffers from fibromyalgia
1 in 110 children falls within autism spectrum disorder
Lyme disease is a fast growing epidemic in the U.S. (Many sufferers go on to develop a chronic illness identical to ME and CFS)
225,000 service men of the 600,000 from the 1991 Gulf War have a multisymptom illness similar to ME and CFS called Gulf War illness (GWI)

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Research is the key to understanding how and why these complex diseases occur. In addition to our own labs, we are leveraging an international network of dedicated virologists, immunologists, geneticists and other highly skilled researchers. Our driving goal is to translate this work into meaningful treatments, and someday a cure, for the patients who inspire us.

The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease exists to bring discovery, knowledge, and effective treatments to patients with illnesses that are caused by acquired dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often resulting in life long disease and disability.
WPI has devoted millions of dollars directly to research for neuro-immune diseases. Whether you
are a patient, a volunteer, or someone impacted by the disease, there are many ways you can make a
difference in the quest for answers. Contact us at any time about how you can help.

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I'm continually encouraged by the work the institute is doing to help patients with neuro-immune diseases. The institute is committed to finding answers. I'm proud to regularly donate to the institute... more »
In 2011 my son and I were notified that we had been awarded a full Scholarship/Sponsorship to travel to. be seen evaluated tested and treated by WPI and their staff including Dr. Fredericks. All costs were covered and we only made the long trip up there because we had been chosen and awarded this ... more »
The Whittemore-Peterson Institute provides hope for patients with ME through hard work of research. I am thankful for the Whittemore and their research team led by Dr Lombardi because their hard work to build the institute from ground zero is paying off. Recently Dr Lombardi published a paper in ... more »
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