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Project Summary

Title: VA/DoD Core Funding of the Medical Follow-Up Agency (See also VA-63; formerly VA-DoD-2D/2V)
Synopsis: This abstract describes a joint VA and DOD program to fund the Institute of Medicine's Medical Follow-Up Agency, so it may continue to maintain databases and conduct population research on veterans.
Overall Project Objective: This joint program, funded by both VA and DoD, provides the Medical Follow-up Agency (MFUA) with core funding to maintain its operational capabilities for the performance of epidemiological research on veterans. The MFUA maintains several veterans' databases. This program provides VA and DoD with a vehicle by which outside expert epidemiological skills can be quickly brought to bear to conduct small-scale pilot projects to test the feasibility of new ideas, and to provide recommendations and proposals to VA and DoD for the conduct of more extensive projects. This Program was authorized under P.L. 102-585, and initially served to fund the IOM/MFUA study panel "The Health Consequences of Military Service during the Persian Gulf War", which produced its final report in September 1996.
Status/Results to Date: DoD-93 and DoD-117 are two recent examples of pilot/feasibility studies which have been selected for full funding.
Project:DoD-116
Agency:Department Of Defense
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical Follow-Up Agency
P.I. Name:Richard N Miller, MD, M.P.H.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Ongoing
Study Start Date:October 01,1993
Estimated Completion Date:
Specific Aims: See Objectives.
Methodology: The MUFA meets with the VA and DoD each year to present as many as ten proposals for pilot and/or feasibility studies and to review the results of the previous year's selected pilot and/or feasibility studies. The VA and DoD then selects pilot/feasibility studies for conduct during the subsequent year and decides if results from the previous year's studies warrant a request for full study proposals from the Medical Follow-up Agency.
Most Recent Publications:

Page WF. Long-term health effects of exposure to sarin and other anticholinesterase chemical warfare agents. Military Medicine, 168(3):239-45. Mar 2003. Abstract