Lynne Matallana was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995. Her
frustration with lack of available treatments inspired her to
create an organization that would focus on awareness for this
misunderstood illness. The National Fibromyalgia Association has
since grown into a major force. She is also the editor-in-chief of
"Fibromyalgia AWARE" magazine.
Laurence A. Bradley, Ph.D., has devoted his research career to the study of biological and psychosocial factors that influence persistent pain associated with fibromyalgia. He heads the department for fibromyalgia research at the University of Alabama.