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Dr. Klimas

Dr. Klimas, an expert in immune disorders, talks about the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, which will conduct cutting-edge research and treat patients suffering from ME/CFS and Gulf War Illness (GWI).

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Mission Statement

The Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University strives to advance knowledge and care for people with complex neuro-inflammatory illnesses through the integration of research, clinical care and education.

Current research focus at the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine (INIM) includes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI). Investigators, clinicians and educators are committed to applying scientific advances to promote efficiency, enhance patient care and improve clinical utility. This advancement is done through clinical, laboratory, computational and integrative cardiovascular immunological research, all of which are conducted at the INIM by renowned researchers in their respective fields.

The Blue Ribbon Fellowship Open to KPCOM Students

With the generous support of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, the INIM is proud to house The Blue Ribbon Fellowship program- the only Fellowship program of it's kind in the United States.

  • Application for this Fellowship program is open to M4 students in good academic standing within the KPCOM.
  • Applicants are required to complete a summer research project, focused on ME/CFS, SEID, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Awardees of the Fellowship receive a generous stipend for registration and travel to an approved scientific meeting.
  • Please contact Dr. Alison Bested at for application deadline information.


2017 Blue Ribbon Fellow Masood Mohammed and Faculty Mentor, Dr. Maria Vera

Blue Ribbon fellows

2015 Blue Ribbon Fellows and Faculty mentors; Dr. Maria Vera, Dr. Nancy Klimas, M1 KPCOM students Akarshan Monga, Kelly Hilton, Kristina Gemayel, Dr. Irma Rey

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