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Violetta Renesca, DNP, APRN, NP-C, IFMCP

Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

Violetta Renesca is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner focusing on functional and integrative approaches to treat patients with complex neuro-inflammatory conditions. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University and worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse on the Progressive Care Unit at Broward Health.

After receiving her Master’s Degree from Florida International University as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, she joined a large multi-specialty geriatric center in Fort Lauderdale. Violetta obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of North Florida.

Violetta’s focus at the INIM includes myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness, chronic infections, metabolic syndrome, chronic pain, environmental illness, detoxification, and autoimmune diseases. As a certified practitioner for the Institute for Functional Medicine, she works with patients to create personalized treatment plans that addresses root causes of chronic illness. She is also the Director of the Veterans Clinic where she sees patients with Gulf War illness. Additionally, she is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine.


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  • The Role of Mycotoxins Effects in Myalgic Encephalitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities, Antioxidant Capacity, and Toxic Exposure. Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant, 2018

  • Targeted aerobic rehabilitation in ME/CFS using a novel metabolic testing model. Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant, 2017

  • Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride as a treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Patients taking a CFS-Specific Nutrient Formula. 2014-present, Co-Investigator/ Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator.

  • Multi-site Clinical Assessment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA 2013-present, Nurse Practitioner

  • Rozenfeld, I., Renesca, V., Jones, D., Barreda, A. & Klimas, N.G. Exploring the role of environmental exposure in the causality of chronic illness and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). 12th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference: Emerging Science and Clinical Care. Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, October 27-30, 2016

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