Monday, August 06, 2007

Fibromyalgia center receives major grant

The Orange County Register

FULLERTON, Calif. — The newly opened Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center at Cal State Fullerton has received a $298,102 grant from Unihealth Foundation. The two-year funding will provide support for the FAME Project, or Fibromyalgia Assessment, Management and Education.

The project will focus on developing and implementing a Web-based training program for health care providers on the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. Also, the grant will be used to increase the number of trained health care providers to treat and care for fibromyalgia patients and improve delivery of care to those people.

FAME is a partnership between CSF and the Anaheim-based National Fibromyalgia Association. This marks the first time UniHealth, a nonprofit philanthropy, has awarded a grant to CSF and the first grant from UniHealth involving fibromyalgia. Jessie Jones, professor and center director, will serve as the principle investigator for the project.

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