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Gulf War and Health Vol.1-9: Authors, Editors, Staff, Consultants, Reviewers

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    Gulf War and Health Vol.1-9:
    Authors, Editors, (Study) Staff, Consultants, Reviewers--when named, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) president, Institute of Medicine (IOM) president

    http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/reports/instituteofmedicine.asp


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    I.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines (2000)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9953&page=R1

    "Carolyn E. Fulco, Catharyn T. Liverman, Harold C. Sox, Editors

    Committee on Health Effects Associated with Exposures During the Gulf War

    Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE; Shaping the Future for Health" (p.R3)

    "Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON HEALTH EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURES DURING THE GULF WAR (p.R5):

    HAROLD C. SOX (Chair), Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    MICHAEL ASCHNER, Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

    PATRICIA A. BUFFLER, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health

    LUCIO GUIDO COSTA, Professor, Department of Environmental Health, University of Washington

    FIRDAUS S. DHABHAR, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Ohio State University Health Sciences Center

    ANTHONY L. KOMAROFF, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publications

    JANICE L. KRUPNICK, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School

    HERBERT LOWNDES, Professor, College of Pharmacy, Rutgers University

    ERNEST L. MAZZAFERRI, Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

    DEMETRIOS J. MOSCHANDREAS, Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

    CHARLES E. PHELPS, Provost, University of Rochester

    SAMUEL J. POTOLICCHIO, Professor, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center

    JEAN F. REGAL, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota at Duluth

    MARC SCHENKER, Professor, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California at Davis School of Medicine

    PETER H. SCHUR, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

    FRANÇOISE SEILLIER-MOISEIWITSCH, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    WALTER C. WILLETT, Professor and Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

    SCOTT L. ZEGER, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health


    STAFF (p.R6):

    CAROLYN E. FULCO, Study Director

    CATHARYN T. LIVERMAN, Study Director

    SANDRA AU, Research Assistant

    KYSA CHRISTIE, Senior Project Assistant

    KATHLEEN STRATTON, Acting Director (through November 1999), Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director (from December 1999), Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    "People who read the entire report will learn something about the difficulty of forming scientific conclusions based on inadequate information." (p.R9)


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    II.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 2. Insecticides and Solvents (2003)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10628&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Literature Review of Pesticides and Solvents

    Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Shaping the Future for Health" (p.R3)

    "Dr. Bruce M.Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: LITERATURE REVIEW OF PESTICIDES AND SOLVENTS (p.R5):

    JACK M.COLWILL (Chair), Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

    SAMUEL J.POTOLICCHIO (Vice-Chair), Professor, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

    ANN ASCHENGRAU, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

    LORNE A.BECKER, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

    DEBORAH A.CORY-SLECHTA, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    WILLIAM E.DANIELL, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    MARION F.EHRICH, Professor, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

    MANNING FEINLEIB, Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

    ROBERT G.FELDMAN, Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

    MARK S.GOLDBERG, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    LYNN R.GOLDMAN, Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

    ROSE H.GOLDMAN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    RONALD GOLDNER, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

    DAVID F.GOLDSMITH, Associate Research Professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    CYNTHIA HARRIS, Director and Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida

    RUSS B.HAUSER, Assistant Professor, Occupational Health Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

    JANICE L.KIRSCH, Study Oncologist and Researcher, Northern California Childhood Leukemia Project, University of California, Berkeley, California

    ANTHONY L.KOMAROFF, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    MICHAEL L.LEFEVRE, Director of Clinical Services, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

    RICHARD MAYEUX, Gertrude H.Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY

    STEPHEN A.MCCURDY, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis, California

    SANDRA MOHR, Formerly with the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Denver, Colorado

    TOSHIO NARAHASHI, John Evans Professor of Pharmacology, Alfred Newton Richards Professor of Pharmacology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

    LEENA A.NYLANDER-FRENCH, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    MICHAEL O’MALLEY, Staff Physician, Employee Health Service, University of California, Davis, California

    CHARLES POOLE, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    CARRIE A.REDLICH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

    JOSEPH V.RODRICKS, Principal, Environ, Inc., Arlington, Virginia

    KENNETH D.ROSENMAN, Professor, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

    MARY ANN SMITH, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center, Houston, Texas

    ANNE M.SWEENEY, Associate Professor, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University, Bryan, Texas

    PATRICK R.M.THOMAS, Radiation Oncologist, Bardmoor Cancer Center, Largo, Florida

    WILLIAM M.VALENTINE, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    JOHN E.VENA, Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Director, Environmental and Society Institute, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

    LAURA STEWART WELCH, Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

    CHRISTINA WOLFSON, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    TONGZHANG ZHENG, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut


    STAFF (p.R7):

    CAROLYN E.FULCO, Senior Program Officer

    CATHARYN T.LIVERMAN, Senior Program Officer

    CARRIE I.SZLYK, Program Officer

    MICHELLE CATLIN, Senior Program Officer

    SANDRA AU, Research Associate (until May 2002)

    SUSAN FOURT, Research Associate (until May 2002)

    MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Research Associate

    JUDITH A.URBANCZYK, Research Associate

    HOPE R.HARE, Research Assistant

    A.WEZI MUNTHALI, Research Assistant

    KAREN AUTREY, Senior Project Assistant (until February 2002)

    JUDITH ESTEP, Senior Project Assistant (until December 2002)

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


    CONSULTANTS (p.R7):

    APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY, INC., Amherst, Massachusetts

    MIRIAM DAVIS, Independent Medical Writer, Silver Spring, Maryland

    DIANE MUNDT, Applied Epidemiology, Inc., Amherst, Massachusetts

    MARY PAXTON, Independent Consultant, Falls Church, Virginia

    ELIZABETH TONKIN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    MARIE-FRANCE VALOIS, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    LISA ZIMMERMAN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


    EDITORS (p.R7):

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, NRC Senior Editor

    KATE KELLY, Independent Editor


    REVIEWERS (p.R8):

    JAMES V.BRUCKNER, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    LUCIO G.COSTA, Professor of Environmental Health, Toxicology and Department of Environmental Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    BERNARD D.GOLDSTEIN, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    PHILIPPE GRANDJEAN, Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

    MATTHEW C.KEIFER, Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    ANDREW F.OLSHAN, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

    DAVID OZONOFF, Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

    THOMAS G.ROBINS, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

    PALMER W.TAYLOR, Sandra and Monroe Trout Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

    DAVID J.TOLLERUD, Center for Environmental and Occupational Health, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

    CURTIS TRAVIS, Quest Technologies, Knoxville, TN

    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by DONALD R.MATTISON, Senior Adviser, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Center for Research for Mothers and Children, who was appointed by the Institute of Medicine and HAROLD C. SOX, Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, who was appointed by the Report Review Committee. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the author committee and the institution." (p.R8)

    "Because of the large volume of literature on those compounds, IOM appointed a 37-member committee, one of the largest committees in its history." (p.R9)

    "The committee placed its conclusions in categories of strength of evidence. Similar categories were used in Volume 1 of Gulf War and Health and in numerous other IOM studies." (p.R9)


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    III.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 3. Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants (2005)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11180&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Literature Review of Selected Environmental Particulates, Pollutants, and Synthetic Chemical Compounds

    Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Adviser to the Nation to Improve Health" (p.R3)

    "Dr. Bruce M.Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    "COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: LITERATURE REVIEW OF SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL PARTICIPATES, POLLUTANTS, AND SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS" (p.R5):

    LYNN R.GOLDMAN (Chair), Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    MELVYN BRANCH, Joseph Negler Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

    MICHAEL BRAUER, Professor, School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    DEBORAH A.CORY-SLECHTA, Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, NJ (Resigned January 22, 2004)

    MARK EISNER, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    ERIC GARSHICK, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, VA Boston Healthcare System, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    RUSS B.HAUSER, Associate Professor of Occupational Health, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

    JOEL KAUFMAN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Departments of Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    RICHARD MAYEUX, Professor and Director, Sergievsky Center, Co-Director, Taub Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

    CHARLES POOLE, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

    BEATE RITZ, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

    JOSEPH RODRICKS, Principal, ENVIRON Health Sciences Institute, ENVIRON International Corporation, Arlington, VA

    RICHARD SCHLESINGER, Chair and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY

    JAMES TAYLOR, Head, Section of Industrial Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

    MARK UTELL, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

    WILLIAM VALENTINE, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

    JUDITH ZELIKOFF, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Tuxedo, NY


    STAFF (p.R6):

    CAROLYN FULCO, Senior Program Officer

    ABIGAIL MITCHELL, Senior Program Officer

    MARY PAXTON, Senior Program Officer

    MICHELLE CATLIN, Senior Program Officer

    CARRIE SZLYK, Program Officer (until December 2003)

    MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Senior Program Associate

    JUDITH URBANCZYK, Senior Program Associate

    HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant

    DEEPALI PATEL, Research Associate

    PETER JAMES, Research Assitant

    DAMIKA WEBB, Senior Program Assistant

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


    CONSULTANTS (p.R6):

    MIRIAM DAVIS, Independent Medical Writer, Silver Spring, MD

    MARK GOLDBERG, McGill University, Montreal, QC

    KATHERINE HOGGATT, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

    JOAN DENCKLA, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    KIT SHAN LEE, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC


    EDITOR (p.R6):

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, NRC Senior Editor


    REVIEWERS (p.R7):

    JOHN R.BALMES, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    ANNECLAIRE J.DE ROOS, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    ARTHUR L.FRANK, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    PATRICK KINNEY, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY

    HOWARD KIPEN, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ

    JANE Q.KOENIG, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    FRANCINE LADEN, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    THOMAS MACK, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    JONATHAN PATZ, Global Environmental Health Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    SAMUEL POTOLICCHIO, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

    PEGGY REYNOLDS, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Health Services, Oakland, CA

    JONATHAN M.SAMET, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by DAVID J.TOLLERUD, School of Public Health University of Louisville, KY, and M.DONALD WHORTON, WorkCare, Inc., Alameda, CA, who were appointed by the Report Review Committee. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution." (p.R7)

    "Along the lines of earlier Gulf War reports, the committee has framed its conclusions in categories of strength of association." (p.R9)


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    IV.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 4: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War (2006)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11729&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: A Review of the Medical Literature Relative to the Gulf War Veterans’ Health

    Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Advising the Nation. Improving Health." (p.R3)

    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: A REVIEW OF THE MEDICAL LITERATURE RELATIVE TO GULF WAR VETERANS’ HEALTH (p.R5):

    LYNN R. GOLDMAN, MD, MPH, (chair) Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    MARCIA ANGELL, MD, Senior Lecturer on Social Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    W. KENT ANGER, PhD, Associate Director for Occupational Research, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

    MICHAEL BRAUER, ScD, Professor, School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

    DEDRA S. BUCHWALD, MD, Director, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    FRANCESCA DOMINICI, PhD, Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    ARTHUR L. FRANK, MD, PhD, Professor, Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA

    FRANCINE LADEN, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    DAVID MATCHAR, MD, Director, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

    SAMUEL J. POTOLICCHIO, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

    THOMAS G. ROBINS, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

    GEORGE W. RUTHERFORD, MD, Professor, Vice-Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    CAROL A. TAMMINGA, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


    STAFF (p.R6):

    CAROLYN FULCO, Senior Program Officer

    ABIGAIL MITCHELL, Senior Program Officer

    DEEPALI PATEL, Senior Program Associate

    MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Senior Program Associate

    JUDITH URBANCZYK, Senior Program Associate

    HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant

    PETER JAMES, Research Associate

    DAMIKA WEBB, Research Assistant

    RENEE WLODARCZYK, Intern

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice


    CONSULTANTS (p.R6):

    MIRIAM DAVIS, Independent Medical Writer, Silver Spring, MD

    ANNE STANGL, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA


    REVIEWERS (p.R7):

    ARTHUR K. ASBURY, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    SHARON COOPER, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A & M University School of Rural Public Health, College Station, TX

    PETER J. DYCK, MD, Director, Peripheral Nerve Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

    DAVID GAYLOR, PhD, MS, President, Gaylor & Associates, LLC, Eureka Springs, AR

    JACK M. GORMAN, MD, President and Psychiatrist in Chief, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

    PHILIP GREENLAND, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

    HOWARD KIPEN, MD, MPH, Director, Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine Division, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

    JOSEPH LADOU, MD, Editor, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    ELLEN REMENCHIK, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX

    KATHERINE S. SQUIBB, PhD, Associate Professor & Head, Division of Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by David J. Tollerud, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Louisville and by Harold Sox, editor, Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians of Internal Medicine. Appointed by the National Research Council, Dr. Sox was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution." (p.R7)

    "Therefore, despite the serious limitations of the available studies as a group, they do point the way to actions that might benefit Gulf War and other combat veterans." (p.R10)


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    V.

    Guf War and Health: Volume 5. Infectious Diseases (2007)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11765&page=R1

    "Abigail E. Mitchell, Laura B. Sivitz, Robert E. Black, Editors

    Committee on Gulf War and Health: Infectious Diseases

    Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Advising the Nation. Improving Health." (p.R3)

    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    "COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: INFECTIOUS DISEASES" (p.R5)

    ROBERT E. BLACK, MD, MPH, Edgar Berman Professor and Chair, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

    MARTIN J. BLASER, MD, Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York

    RICHARD D. CLOVER, MD, Dean and Professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville, KY

    MYRON S. COHEN, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

    JERROLD J. ELLNER, MD, Professor and Chair of the New Jersey Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark

    JEANNE MARRAZZO, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

    MEGAN MURRAY, MD, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA

    EDWARD C. OLDFIELD III, MD, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

    RANDALL R. REVES, MD, MSc, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver

    EDWARD T. RYAN, MD, Director, Tropical and Geographic Medicine Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    STEN H. VERMUND, MD, PhD, Amos Christie Chair and Director, Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

    DAWN M. WESSON, PhD, Associate Professor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA


    STAFF (p.R6):

    ABIGAIL E. MITCHELL, PhD, Senior Program Officer

    LAURA B. SIVITZ, MSJ, Senior Program Associate

    DEEPALI M. PATEL, Senior Program Associate

    MICHAEL J. SCHNEIDER, MPH, Senior Program Associate

    PETER JAMES, Research Associate

    DAMIKA WEBB, Research Assistant

    DAVID J. TOLLERUD, Program Assistant

    RENEE WLODARCZYK, Program Assistant

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, ScD, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice


    REVIEWERS (p. R7):

    Lawrence R. Ash, Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health

    Michele Barry, Tropical Medicine and International Health Programs, Yale University School of Medicine

    Herbert DuPont, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

    Robert Edelman, Travelers’ Health Clinic, University of Maryland

    David Hill, National Travel Health Network and Centre, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

    Richard T. Johnson, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Arthur Reingold, Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley

    Philip K. Russell, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

    Mark Wallace, Independent Infectious Diseases Consultant and United States Navy, Retired
    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by George Rutherford, Institute of Global Health, University of California, San Francisco, and Elaine L. Larson, School of Nursing, Columbia University. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution." (p. R7)

    "In addition, long-term adverse health outcomes of some pathogens are increasingly recognized." (p.R9)


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    VI.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 6. Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress (2008)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11922&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress

    Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Advising the Nation. Improving Health." (p.R3)

    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: PHYSIOLOGIC, PSYCHOLOGIC, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF DEPLOYMENT-RELATED STRESS (p.R5):

    RICHARD MAYEUX, MD, MSc (Chair), Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology, Sergievsky Center, and Codirector, Taub Institute, Columbia University

    KATHRYN KARUSAITIS BASHAM, PhD, MSW, Professor, Smith College School for Social Work

    EVELYN J. BROMET, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook

    GREGORY L. BURKE, MD, MSc, Professor and Chair, Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

    DENNIS S. CHARNEY, MD, Dean, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    MICHAEL DAVIS, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Psychology, Emory University

    DOUGLAS A. DROSSMAN, MD, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Codirector,
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    DWIGHT L. EVANS, MD, Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    VINCENT J. FELITTI, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA

    JANICE L. KRUPNICK, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine

    WILLIAM B. MALARKEY, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics and Director, Clinical Research Center, Ohio State University

    BRUCE S. MCEWEN, PhD, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University

    THOMAS G. PICKERING, MD, DPhil, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

    JERROLD F. ROSENBAUM, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Stanley Cobb Professor of Pyschiatry, Harvard Medical School

    B. TIMOTHY WALSH, MD, William and Joy Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and Chief, Division of Clinical Therapeutics, New York State Psychiatric Institute


    CONSULTANTS (p.R6):

    KERRY L. KNOX, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Department of Veterans Affairs, Director, VISN 2 Center for Excellence at Canandaigua

    CAROL NORTH, MD, VA North Texas Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

    MIRIAM DAVIS, Independent Medical Writer, Silver Spring, MD


    STAFF (p.R6):

    CAROLYN FULCO, Scholar

    ROBERTA WEDGE, Senior Program Officer

    SANDRA GOODBODY, Senior Program Officer

    PETER JAMES, Senior Program Associate

    DEEPALI M. PATEL, Senior Program Associate

    MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Senior Program Associate

    DAVID J. TOLLERUD, Program Assistant

    DANIELLE K. STOLL, Program Assistant

    DAMIKA WEBB, Research Assistant

    RENEE WLODARCZYK, Senior Program Assistant

    NORMAN GROSSBLAT, Senior editor

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant


    REVIEWERS (p.R7):

    Elissa S. Epel, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

    Manning Feinleib, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University

    Edgar Garcia-Rill, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Danny O. Jacobs, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

    Karen A. Matthews, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Eric J. Nestler, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

    William E. Schlenger, Abt Associates, Inc.

    Robert D. Sparks, TASER Foundation

    Ezra S. Susser, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University

    Daniel S. Weiss, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

    Nancy Fugate Woods, School of Nursing, University of Washington

    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Dr. Charles E. Phelps, University of Rochester, and Dr. Harold C. Sox, American College of Physicians/Annals of Internal Medicine. Appointed by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the author committee and the institution." (p.R7)


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    VII.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 7: Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (2008)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12436&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Brain Injury in Veterans and Long-Term Health Outcomes

    Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Advising the Nation. Improving Health." (p.R3)

    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: BRAIN INJURY IN VETERANS AND LONG-TERM HEALTH OUTCOMES (p.R5):

    GEORGE W. RUTHERFORD, MD (Chair) Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director, Prevention and Public Health Group, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

    JEFFREY J. BAZARIAN, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

    IBOLJA CERNAK, PhD, MD, Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

    JOHN D. CORRIGAN, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University

    SUREYYA S. DIKMEN, PhD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

    M. SEAN GRADY, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    DALE C. HESDORFFER, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University

    JESS F. KRAUS, PhD, MPH, Director, Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, Professor of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health

    HARVEY S. LEVIN, PhD, Professor, Director of Research, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine

    LINDA NOBLE, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of California, San Francisco

    SAMUEL J. POTOLICCHIO, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center

    SCOTT L. RAUCH, MD, Chair, Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health; President and Psychiatrist in Chief, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry,Harvard Medical School

    WILLIAM STIERS, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor,Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University

    CAROL A. TAMMINGA, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

    NANCY TEMKIN, PhD, Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biostatistics, University of Washington

    MARC G. WEISSKOPF, PhD, ScD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor, Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health


    STAFF (p.R6):

    CAROLYN FULCO, Senior Program Officer

    ABIGAIL MITCHELL, Senior Program Officer

    ROBERTA WEDGE, Senior Program Officer

    NAOKO ISHIBE, Program Officer

    JENNIFER SAUNDERS, Senior Program Associate

    DEEPALI PATEL, Senior Program Associate (until October 2007)

    RENEE WLODARCZYK, Senior Program Associate

    JOE GOODMAN, Senior Program Assistant

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

    CHRISTIE BELL, Financial Officer

    HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant

    ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice


    CONSULTANTS (p.R6):

    MIRIAM DAVIS, Independent Medical Writer, Silver Spring, MD

    JOAN MACHAMER, Independent Consultant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


    REVIEWERS (p.R7):

    Dan G. Blazer, Duke University Medical Center

    Linda Cowan, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Sandro Galea, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan

    Tessa Hart, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

    Janice L. Krupnick, Department of Psychiatry, Trauma and Loss Program, Georgetown University Medical Center

    James L. Levenson, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

    Kathryn Saatman, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

    Murray B. Stein, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego


    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Dr. Johanna T. Dwyer, Tufts University School of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center and Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Appointed by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the author committee and the institution." (p.R7)

    "The current series of studies on Gulf War and Health, of which this study is one, began in 1998 when Congress passed two laws on Gulf War veterans’ health in response to the recognition that many Gulf War veterans returning from the 1991 Persian Gulf War were suffering from a multisymptom illness of poorly understood pathogenesis that proved difficult to diagnose and treat." (p.R13)


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    VIII.

    Gulf War and Health: Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War (2010)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12835&page=R1

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, Update 2009
    Board on the Health of Select Populations

    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES" (p.R1)

    "INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES; Advising the Nation. Improving Health." (p.R3)

    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.R4)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: HEALTH EFFECTS OF SERVING IN THE GULF WAR, UPDATE 2009 (p.R5):

    STEPHEN L. HAUSER (Chair), Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

    ALVARO ALONSO, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

    ROBERT H. BROWN, JR., Chair and Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

    DOUGLAS A. DROSSMAN, Co-director, University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorder, and Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

    W. DANA FLANDERS, Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

    MATTHEW C. KEIFER, Co-director, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, and Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center

    FRANCINE LADEN, Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

    JENNIFER D. PECK, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    BEATE R. RITZ, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health

    REBECCA P. SMITH, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine

    EZRA S. SUSSER, Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

    CHRISTINA M. WOLFSON, Director, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Department of Medicine, McGill University


    STUDY STAFF (p.R6):

    ROBERTA WEDGE, Study Director

    RENEE WLODARCZYK, Senior Program Associate

    PATRICK BAUR, Research Associate

    JOSEPH GOODMAN, Senior Program Assistant

    CHRISTIE BELL, Financial Officer

    FREDRICK ERDTMANN, Director, Board on the Health of Select Populations


    REVIEWERS (p.R7):

    Alberto Ascherio, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health
    Floyd E. Bloom, Department of Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute

    Gregory L. Burke, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

    Edward V. Loftus, Jr., Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic

    Anne Louise Oaklander, Center for Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Robert D. Sparks, California Medical Association Foundation

    Carol A. Tamminga, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Nancy Fugate Woods, University of Washington School of Nursing

    "
    Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by Harold C. Sox, American College of Physicians of Internal Medicine. Appointed by the NRC and the Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the author committee and the institution." (p.R7)

    "As scientists and clinicians, the committee members are also aware of our responsibilities not only to those who served in the Gulf War coalition but also to the cause of science and evidence-based medicine." (p.R9)

    "Many other veterans have not experienced the full array of Gulf War illness symptoms but continue to suffer from seemingly related symptoms, including persistent fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, memory problems, headache, bodily pains, disturbances of sleep, as well as other physical and emotional problems. Many of these symptoms are difficult to categorize as they have no known cause, no objective findings on clinical examination, no diagnostic biomarkers, no known tissue pathology, and no curative therapy. The inadequate basic understanding of the root cause of these symptoms highlights the limitations of current medical science and clinical practice. The committee recognizes that symptoms that cannot be easily quantified are sometimes dismissed—incorrectly—as insignificant, and that they receive inadequate attention—and funding—by the medical and scientific establishment." (p.R9) Bold added - not in orignial document.

    "Veterans who continue to suffer from these discouraging symptoms deserve the very best that modern science and medicine can offer to delineate the true underlying cause of these symptoms in order to speed the development of effective treatments, cures, and, it is hoped, preventions. The committee suggests a path forward to accomplish these goals and we believe that, through a concerted national effort and rigorous scientific input, answers can likely be found." (p.R10) Bold added - not in orignial document.


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    IX:

    Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness (2013)

    http://www.nap.edu/download.php?record_id=13539

    "Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness

    Board on the Health of Select Populations

    Institue of Medicine of the National Academies" (p.2)

    "Institute of Medicine of the National Academies; Advising the Nation. Improving Health" (p.4)


    "Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences... Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine." (p.5)


    COMMITTEE ON GULF WAR AND HEALTH: TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC MULTISYMPTOM ILLNESS (p.6):

    BERNARD M. ROSOF (Chair), Chairman, Board of Directors,
    Huntington Hospital, Huntington, NY

    DIANA D. CARDENAS, Professor and Chair, Department of
    Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
    School of Medicine, Miami, FL

    FRANK V. deGRUY, Woodward-Chrisholm Professor and Chair,
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of
    Medicine, Aurora, CO

    DOUGLAS A. DROSSMAN, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and
    Psychiatry, Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility
    Disorders, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and
    Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial
    Care, Chapel Hill, NC

    FRANCESCA C. DWAMENA, Professor and Acting Chair, Department
    of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    JAVIER I. ESCOBAR, Associate Dean for Global Health, University of
    Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

    WAYNE A. GORDON, Jack Nash Professor and Vice Chair, Department
    of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
    New York, NY

    ISABEL V. HOVERMAN, Physician, Austin Internal Medicine
    Associates, LLP, Austin, TX

    WAYNE JONAS, President and CEO, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA

    JOANNA G. KATZMAN, Associate Professor, Department of
    Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine,
    Albuquerque, NM

    ELAINE L. LARSON, Associate Dean for Research, Columbia University
    School of Nursing, New York, NY

    STEPHEN RAY MITCHELL, Dean of Medical Education, Georgetown
    University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

    KAREN A. ROBINSON, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine,
    Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins
    University, Baltimore, MD

    KASISOMAYAJULA VISWANATH, Associate Professor, Department of
    Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public
    Health, Boston, MA

    LORI ZOELLNER, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA


    STAFF (p.7):

    ABIGAIL MITCHELL, Study Director

    CARY HAVER, Associate Program Officer

    JONATHAN SCHMELZER, Senior Program Assistant

    NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

    GARY WALKER, Financial Officer

    JIM BANIHASHEMI, Financial Officer

    FREDERICK ERDTMANN, Director, Board on the Health of Select Populations


    REVIEWERS (p.8):

    Niloofar Afari, University of California, San Diego

    Melvin S. Blanchard, Washington University School of Medicine

    Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

    Sandro Galea, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

    Naomi L. Gerber, George Mason University

    Thomas V. Holohan, Clinical Evaluation, LLC; formerly Veterans Health Administration

    David R. Nerenz, Henry Ford Health System

    Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, University of California, San Francisco

    Karen S. Quigley, Northeastern University and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center

    Sandra J. W. Smeeding, Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System

    Nancy Fugate Woods, University of Washington School of Nursing
    "Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive
    comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions
    or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its
    release. The review of the report was overseen by Lynn R. Goldman, Dean,
    the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health
    Services, and Enriqueta C. Bond, President Emeritus, Burroughs Wellcome
    Fund. Appointed by the National Research Council and the Institute of
    Medicine, respectively, they were responsible for making certain that an
    independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with
    institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered.
    Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution." (p.9)

    "The committee was convened to review, evaluate, and summarize the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) in Gulf War veterans." (p.10)

    "We undertook a thorough review of the studies (1) already completed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on this general topic and then expanded the evidence base by conducting a systematic search of the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for CMI." (p.10)

    "(1) IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2001. Gulf War Veterans: Treating Symptoms and Syndromes. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; IOM. 2010. Gulf War and Health, Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press." (p.10)

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  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    "
    "We undertook a thorough review of the studies (1) already completed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on this general topic and then expanded the evidence base by conducting a systematic search of the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for CMI." (p.10)
    "
    Something like that presents a biased view if that was done in ME/CFS as after all where has most of the research been done in? GET and CBT by those who already held a biased slant in those directions and who focused on not our whole symptom complex but rather things just like "fatigue" to the igorance of the other symptoms.

    Things ME/CFS patients have found the most useful, most of them havent been even studied yet eg methylation protocol, nor has there been many studies done in things like antiviral treatments and other treatments in ME/CFS.

    Also due to just "fatigue" patients often being called CFS patients in some studies... this also screws with what would be come up with if studies are looked at without taking out the the "fatigue" studies (eg some of the very bad CFS defination ones) from the others.
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    TALKING POINTS:

    Here is your key which lays the groundwork that determiness the criteria for EBC:
    Does this sound like ME/CFS Symptoms
    "Many other veterans have not experienced the full array of Gulf War illness symptoms but continue to suffer from seemingly related symptoms, including persistent fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, memory problems, headache, bodily pains, disturbances of sleep, as well as other physical and emotional problems.
    1.Many of these symptoms are difficult to categorize as they have no known cause,...Bingo!
    2. no objective findings on clinical examination,... Bingo!
    3 no diagnostic biomarker...Bingo!
    4 no known tissue pathology, ...Bingo!
    5. no curative therapy....Bingo!
    This is the foundation of EBC

    Sink the policy and you sink the ship!!
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