Grant Launches CFS Research Career

Grant launches CFS research career

Thomas H. Heiman, recipient of a 1994 Stout Foundation Grant, is the first person in this country to conduct formal studies on the vocational rehabilitation implications of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Heiman has been invited to become project director of the largest, most comprehensive grant from the National Institute for Allergies and Immune Disease, NIH, ever implemented in the United States, concerning CFS. It will be the first large-scale, community based study of the prevalence of CFS, and will involve a stratified random sample of 26,000 persons from the Chicago metropolitan area.

This study will be conducted over a period of four years and will provide the most thorough and stastically significant data on CFS. Of special interest will be the study of gender, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status. The study will be conducted by DePaul University with Dr. Leonard Jason, professor of psychology and principal investigator. Heiman stated he would be pleased to hear from UW-Stout alumni, faculty and students concerning this CFS research. Contact him at the Department of Psychology, DePaul University, 2219 North Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-3504.

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