Friday, November 25, 2011
Mt. Sinai ME/CFS conference - Dr Eric Schadt lecture
Dr. Eric Schadt gave the first lecture at the Mt. Sinai ME/CFS Center conference on Sunday November 20, 2011. This conference was organized by Dr. Derek Enlander and his colleagues at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC.
Dr. Schadt was recently hired by Mt. Sinai Hospital to head their Department of Genetics and Multiscale program. Here is an article in the NY Times about Dr. Schadt at the time of this hire. This article and others describe Dr. Schadt's visionary ideas. The lecture delineates how he will approach ME/CFS in his lab. There is a profile of Dr. Schadt in Esquire here. Dr Schadt will work with his colleagues Dr. Ila Singh, a virologist, and Dr. Miriam Merad, an immunologist, to get at this horrible illness of ME/CFS. The Mt. Sinai ME/CFS Center for research and treatment was initiated by a generous gift from a patient of Dr. Enlander.
Information will be forthcoming on how the ME/CFS community can support the work at Mt. Sinai.
This audio and video was made by Peter and Nicholas Cairns.