Director, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Director, Clinical Immunology Research, Miami VAMC
Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Immunology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, N ova Southeastern University
Chair, Department of Clinical Immunology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Professor Emerita, University of Miami, School of Medicine
She founded the NSU Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, where she directs a group of eighteen remarkable interdisciplinary scientists and clinicians who are working together from bedside to bench and back to bedside, working to discover and implement innovative strategies that effectively treat or prevent these disabling chronic illnesses, while training the next generation of clinicians and scientists.
NIH R15: Genomic approach to find novel biomarkers and mechanisms of CFS/ME
The employment of advanced genomic technologies and a well-rounded research approach will allow us to identify regulators of transcription that result in characteristic symptomatology associated with CFS/ME in female patients.
DoD GWIRP/ IIREA:Testing the Model: A Phase I/II Randomized Double Blind Placebo Control Trial of Therapeutics: Liposomal Glutathione and Curcumin
The goal is to implement a phase I/II placebo control double blinded 3 arm study of liposomal glutathione, curcumin and placebo in GWI in 75 veterans with GWI (25 per arm) and assess the safety, feasibility and clinical response to the interventions;. Integrate repeat assessment and modeling of dynamic response to exercise challenge in order to map homeostatic pathways before and after 12 weeks of intervention. Finally, assess antioxidant and methylation-related metabolic status prior to, during, and after acute exercise in GWI subjects before and after these antioxidant interventions.