Driving research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS),
Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Post COVID .

maymomentum 2023
Now is a critical time in ME/CFS research. The challenges are real, and the momentum continues
A Cure Is Out There

People with Chronic Complex Diseases deserve the right to live full, productive lives.

Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
An Alliance of
Brilliant Scientific Minds

19 World-renowned scientists

2 Nobel Laureates

6 National Academy of Sciences Members

World-Class Research

6 OMF established ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers

OMF Awarded Score of 100
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OMF’s score of 100 serves as an indicator of trust, demonstrating our longstanding commitment to ensuring accountability, transparency, and measures of financial health, including stability, efficiency and sustainability.

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Since our inception in 2012, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has raised over $40 million to fund open and collaborative research and improve health care for millions suffering with multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD). Our disease focus includes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Long COVID, Post-Treatment Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia.

We have facilitated and funded the establishment of 7 collaborative centers across the globe, in four countries and three continents. These centers are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and ultimately curing these related chronic, complex diseases. 

Open Medicine Foundation is a US-based global nonprofit, with an affiliate organization in Canada (OMF Canada) and a foreign branch in Australia (OMF Australia Ltd). OMF Canada received Charity Status from the Canada Revenue Agency on June 6, 2019. We launched our relationship with the Collaborative Research Center at CHU Sainte-Justine /Université de Montréal on December 11, 2019.

Our 19 member Scientific Advisory Board is world renowned and includes two Nobel laureates and six National Academy of Sciences members.

OMF Supported Collaborative Centers

at Stanford

Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

David Systrom, MD

Clinical and scientific mechanistic studies towards discovering new treatments

at Uppsala, Sweden

Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD

Research for biomarkers in body and brain

Chris Armstrong, PhD

Precision research program

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD

From data to disease mechanism and treatments


at Bateman Horne Center

Lucinda Bateman, MD
Medical Education Director

A global initiative to increase access to knowledgeable healthcare providers and improve patient care.


The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity for OMF to understand how a viral infection may convert to ME/CFS.
OMF Collaborative Research Centers are conducting a molecular study to track COVID-19 patients. The goal is to determine the pathways involved in the possible development of ME/CFS. Understanding these pathways can help us develop biomarkers. This will lead to novel drug targets, effective treatments, and prevention strategies.

OMF Scientific Advisory Board

19 world-renowned scientists

2 Nobel laureates

6 National Academy
of Sciences members

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Across the Globe!

OMF’s international community —
united by a shared commitment to find answers to end ME / CFS and related multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD).

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Please help us expand our research efforts across the globe. 
Every donation brings us closer to a fully funded research effort and the answers we all seek.

"Our donors want to stop millions from suffering and have come to expect research with impeccable credibility. The time is now to attract the kind of serious investment that will speed up our search for a cure and end these debilitating diseases."

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