Nancy Klimas, MD, one of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), a debilitating disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans, joined Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty earlier this month.

An expert in immune disorders, Klimas will establish the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, which will conduct cutting-edge research and treat patients suffering from CFS/ME and Gulf War Illness (GWI). The Institute will be located at NSU’s main campus in Davie. In the meantime, patients can continue receiving treatment at the existing Chronic Fatigue Center in Kendall, Fla, where Klimas is the director.

The Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine will use the integration of research, training, and clinical care to advance the needs of patients suffering from CFS/ME and GWI. By bringing together some of the best scientific minds in the world, the facility will act as both a think tank and a working institute for research, training new clinicians and providing diagnostic and therapeutic clinical care.

“The Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, strategically placed at Nova Southeastern University, will bring together great minds in the field of neuro immune disorders under one umbrella,” Klimas said. “It will be a place to coordinate cutting edge thinking and research, train new practitioners, and offer the highest quality clinical care for a hugely underserved population. I am thrilled to partner with NSU in this giant step forward in the field of CFS/ME care and research.”