About the authors

Jenny Fransen

Jenny Fransen

Jenny Fransen, R.N., a rheumatology nurse clinician and director of the Arthritis Care Program and Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN., has worked with thousands of patients with fibromyalgia.

Fransen has originated the Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia class, initiated the first support group in Minnesota, and created the Fibromyalgia Warmline, a resource network staffed by trained advocates who are themselves fibromyalgia patients. Fransen’s expertise as a FMS clinical practitioner is recognized by physicians’ groups who seek her out as a speaker and teacher.

I. Jon Russell

I. Jon Russell

Jon Russell, M.D., Ph. D is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he is also Director of the University Clinical Research Center. Russell is an internationally recognized researcher and clinical practitioner caring for patients with musculoskeletal pain disorders.

He is editor of The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain and author of over seventy original publications. Russell has served as a committee chair of the American College of Rheumatology, appeared twice in Best Doctors of America, and received the Arthritis Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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