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DePaul University Researchers Unmask Misunderstood Chronic Illness

Wednesday 5 February 2020


From DePaul University's The DePaulia:


Professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason
Professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason.

DePaul researchers unmask misunderstood chronic illness

By Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer
February 3, 2020
© 2020.

What most people don’t know about DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the hidden gem that lies on the third floor of the 990 W. Fullerton academic building in the Lincoln Park campus.

The Center for Community Research, which was founded and directed by psychology professor Leonard Jason in 2001, is dedicated to “reducing stigma, empower citizens and better understand the systemic and environmental barriers to full participation in community life,” according to the Center’s website.

Jason works quietly in a warmly-lit study with his degrees and accolades lining the walls of his office. His most recent research study, which he worked on in that very office for seven years,  screened 10,000 children and teenagers in the Chicago area for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Jason and his team worked with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to conduct the study, which was funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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