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The Buddy Program

About Us

About Us
Getting Involved
Contact Us
En Espaņol
Como participar

The Buddy Program is a community-based program founded by Dr. Leonard Jason and Jennifer Shlaes at DePaul University in 1996.

Our Research Team

Brittany Parenti
Research Assistant and
Buddy Program Coordinator
Michelle Safdie-Miller
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.
Buddy Program Founder


Leonard A. Jason, PhD, is the director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University. He has written or edited 14 books, and published over 310 articles and 45 chapters on chronic fatigue syndrome; preventive school-based interventions; the prevention of alcohol, tabacco and other drug abuse; media interventions; and program evaluations. He received the 1997 CSN Action Champion Award from the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Assosiation of America. Dr. Jason has also received grants from NIH to study the epidemology and treatment of CFS.

Our Volunteers

Michelle Safdie-Miller, DePaul University
Denise Robinson, DePaul University
Keri Arnholz, Depaul University
Jessica Cobb, Depaul University
Aaron Boulton, DePaul University
Blair Coleman, DePaul University


Our location:
DePaul University
Center for Community Research
990 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-3504

Improving the quality of life for people with CFS, FM & CMS

Created By Mafe Andrews, July 17, 2006