Petition Closed

 

This Petition is sponsored by the International M.E. Association.

Petition to Investigate Possible Misuse of Taxpayer Funds by the Whittemore Peterson Insitute/University of Nevada, Reno

WHEREAS, taxpayer funds have been awarded to the Whittemore Peterson Institute/
University of Nevada, Reno (WPI/UNR); and

WHEREAS, the Founder and CEO of theWPI/UNR, Annette Whittemore, is being investigated
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for financial misdeeds; and

WHEREAS, many people who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and other US taxpayers and other interested individuals are concerned that their taxpayer funds may be misused by this Institute; and

WHEREAS, WPI/UNR has already received taxpayer funds since firing their scientist competent to serve as Principle Investigator for a grant, for which funds no public accounting has been given; and

WHEREAS, Founder and CEO Annette Whittemore and all other employees of the WPI/UNR have refused to answer any taxpayer questions as to the whereabouts and uses to which said taxpayer funds have been and are being spent

WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID;

and

the United States Congress to

INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBLE MISUSE OF UNITED STATES TAXPAYER FUNDS

by Annette Whittemore, Founder and CEO of the WPI/UNR, including all taxpayer funds received by the WPI /UNR after the firing of its only scientist competent to serve as a Principle Investigator, Dr. Judy Mikovits, on Sept. 29, 2011, for attempting to prevent misappropriation of funds under NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

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This investigation must include those funds allocated to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" .

This investigation must include, but is not limited to, all funds received from the U.S. government which were used by WPI and/or the University of Nevada, Reno, for the purchase of scientific equipment.

FURTHER, WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

the United States Congress to

THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE THE APPOINTMENT OF VINCE LOMBARDI AS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) OF THIS GRANT

including but not limited to Dr. Lombardi's education, experience and skill in biomedical research. and Dr. Lombardi’s conflict of interest as a co-owner of VIP Dx commercial laboratory. In addition, we ask that every instance of Dr. Lombardi’s contribution to to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" be investigated and proof of such contribution be given to us in public including any notes from each and every experiment in which he participated, in addition to every page of any notebooks of Dr. Lombardi which refer to any experiments performed pursuant to the referenced grant.

AND

WE THE UNDERSIGNED US taxpayers and other interested individuals, hereby request

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

the United States Congress to

DELAY THE DISBURSEMENT OF ANY FURTHER TAXPAYER FUNDS to WPI/UNR UNTIL THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATIONS ARE COMPLETED AND THE RESULTS OF SUCH INVESTIGATIONS MADE PUBLIC.

 

Letter to
Acting Dir., ASTHMA, ALLERGY & INFLAMMATION BRANCH , NIAID NIAID and the United States Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 1 other
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NIAID and the United States Congress.

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Investigate Possible Misuse of Taxpayer Funds by the WPI/UNR

This Petition is sponsored by the International M.E. Association.

Petition to Investigate Possible Misuse of Taxpayer Funds by the Whittemore Peterson Insitute/University of Nevada, Reno




WHEREAS, taxpayer funds have been awarded to the Whittemore Peterson Institute/
University of Nevada, Reno (WPI/UNR); and

WHEREAS, the Founder and CEO of theWPI/UNR, Annette Whittemore, is being investigated
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for financial misdeeds; and

WHEREAS, many people who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and other US taxpayers and other interested individuals are concerned that their taxpayer funds may be misused by this Institute; and

WHEREAS, WPI/UNR has already received taxpayer funds since firing their scientist competent to serve as Principle Investigator for a grant, for which funds no public accounting has been given; and

WHEREAS, Founder and CEO Annette Whittemore and all other employees of the WPI/UNR have refused to answer any taxpayer questions as to the whereabouts and uses to which said taxpayer funds have been and are being spent

WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID;

and

the United States Congress to

INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBLE MISUSE OF UNITED STATES TAXPAYER FUNDS

by Annette Whittemore, Founder and CEO of the WPI/UNR, including all taxpayer funds received by the WPI /UNR after the firing of its only scientist competent to serve as a Principle Investigator, Dr. Judy Mikovits, on Sept. 29, 2011, for attempting to prevent misappropriation of funds under NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

.

This investigation must include those funds allocated to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" .

This investigation must include, but is not limited to, all funds received from the U.S. government which were used by WPI and/or the University of Nevada, Reno, for the purchase of scientific equipment.

FURTHER, WE, United States taxpayers and other concerned individuals, hereby request the

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

the United States Congress to

THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE THE APPOINTMENT OF VINCE LOMBARDI AS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) OF THIS GRANT

including but not limited to Dr. Lombardi's education, experience and skill in biomedical research. and Dr. Lombardi’s conflict of interest as a co-owner of VIP Dx commercial laboratory. In addition, we ask that every instance of Dr. Lombardi’s contribution to to NIH/NIAID grant project number 5R01AI078234-03: "New Strategies to Decipher the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" be investigated and proof of such contribution be given to us in public including any notes from each and every experiment in which he participated, in addition to every page of any notebooks of Dr. Lombardi which refer to any experiments performed pursuant to the referenced grant.

AND

WE THE UNDERSIGNED US taxpayers and other interested individuals, hereby request

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and

Matthew J Fenton, Ph.D.; Acting Director; Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch, NIAID; and

the United States Congress to

DELAY THE DISBURSEMENT OF ANY FURTHER TAXPAYER FUNDS to WPI/UNR UNTIL THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATIONS ARE COMPLETED AND THE RESULTS OF SUCH INVESTIGATIONS MADE PUBLIC.


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Sincerely,