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Mission: 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.

Results: 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. Contact us: info@wpinstitute.org

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. http://www.wpinstitute.org/research/research_overview.html

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with the Whittemore Peterson Institute for selfish reasons. My wife suffers from Fibromyalgia and has done so for over 30 years.
Having seen the devastating effects of this disease close up I was excited when WPI came into existence.
Through the passion of Annette Whittemore's efforts to help her daughter I have hope that in the not to distant future there will be treatments and perhaps even a cure for this debilitating disease.
I have never been around a more passionate group than the staff at WPI. They will make it happen for all of us.
Sam Shad

Comments ( 1 )


Whittemore Peterson Institute 04/04/2013

Thank you Sam for your review of Whittemore Peterson Institute. We are very lucky to have you as a board member.

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