In the United States, Lipkin is fighting to understand one of the most awful and debilitating lifelong diseases: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for which Lipkin says he uses the acronym ME/CFS.
This disease, according to Lipkin, is little understood by doctors and is hard to diagnose “as there are no biological markers.”
White House Chronicle, Episode #9046
Air Date: Nov. 17, 2017
Run Time: 29:00
Host: Llewellyn King
Guest: Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University
Topic: Top virus detective Dr. W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University explains how he wanted to be in the theater before biology gave him a starring role.