Deb, I think I contacted them about a week earlier than that. I can't remember for sure, but it was early February. I heard back from them a week ago.
I've decided not to go with Dr. Mehta, however, since I'm already on Dr. Siskin's and Dr. Sclafani's lists. But my impression of Dr. Mehta is quite positive, from what I've read here and heard from those who've had contact with him.
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition