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General

A Clinical Evaluation of the Health Status of Persian Gulf War Veterans in VISN 8
The overall objective of this administrative survey is to track the health status of Gulf War veterans in the Sunshine Health Care Network (VISN 8 - Florida and South Georgia) over a 5-year period.
Project Number:VA-70
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:July 01,1998 - June 30,2003
Location:VAMC Tampa
Cost to Date: $82,504


A Comparison of Post Deployment Hospitalization Between Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans
The study will compare health problems of Gulf War Veterans to Vietnam Veterans to determine if deployment of the Gulf theater presented unique health problems, or if there is a general relationship between health problems and exposure to a combat environment.
Project Number:DoD-71
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:March 01,1998 - March 01,2000
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $566,000


A Controlled Epidemiological and Clinical Study into the Effect of Gulf War Service on Servicemen and Women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces
This study compares the unexplained illnesses and symptoms of three United Kingdom military groups -- Gulf War-era deployed veterans, Gulf War-era non-deployed veterans, and Bosnia Conflict deployed veterans.
Project Number:DoD-39
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:June 01,1996 - October 31,2000
Location:King's College School of Medicine
Cost to Date: $1,173,268


A Re-examination of Neuropsychological Functioning in Persian Gulf War Veterans
This study will re-test an earlier described group of Gulf War veterans for changes in behavior or brain function and compare them to non-deployed veterans, in order to determine if they have worsened, and if any worsening observed is associated with reported exposures or disorders.
Project Number:DoD-114
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 24,2000 - February 23,2003
Location:Boston University
Cost to Date: $593,712


Acute and Long-Term Impact of Deployment to Southwest Asia on the Physical and Mental Health of Soldiers and their Families
A study to determine the short and long-term impact of deployment to Southwest Asia on the physical and mental health of soldiers and their families.
Project Number:DoD-23
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1993 - September 01,1997
Location:Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Cost to Date: $3,058,000


Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans
This study surveyed a sample of Gulf War veterans from a National Guard unit and found that these veterans were more likely to report a variety of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms than were non-deployed members from the same unit.
Project Number:VA-18
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1994 - October 01,1996
Location:VAMC Boston
Cost to Date:Unknown


Cognitive Function and Symptom Patterns in Persian Gulf Veterans
This study uses MRI and conventional imaging to determine if there are any anatomical or physiological changes in the brains of Gulf War veterans that may point to a cause of unexplained illnesses associated with the Gulf War.
Project Number:HHS-5
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:November 01,1997 - October 30,2001
Location:Boston University, School of Public Health
Cost to Date: $1,818,000


Combined Analysis of the VA and DoD Gulf War Clinical Registries: A Study of Clinical Findings from Systematic Medical Examinations of 100,000 U.S. Gulf War Veterans
This study will report on the combined analysis of two clinical registries on Gulf War veterans: the DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program and the VA's Gulf War Health Examination Registry.
Project Number:DoD-94
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 10,2000 - January 09,2002
Location:Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)
Cost to Date: $1,524,796


Defining Gulf War Illness
This study looks at several prevailing definitions of Gulf War Illness in order to characterize and identify an alternative classification system that will encompass all symptoms and functional disabilities which remains medically unexplained.
Project Number:HHS-6
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:November 01,1997 - October 30,2001
Location:CDC, University of Medicine and Dental of Robert Wood Johnson Med School
Cost to Date: $1,999,792


Deployment Health Center
This project involves the establishment of a Deployment Health Center (at the Naval Health Research Center in California) for conducting epidemiological research relevant to military personnel.
Project Number:DoD-96
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $7,000,000


Desert Storm Reunion Survey
This project surveys a large group of Gulf War veterans to examine family and unit support factors, war-zone exposure, and PTSD/psychological distress symptoms as potential risk factors leading to physical health problems over a readjustment period of 18 to 24 months.
Project Number:VA-7
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:April 01,1991 - September 30,1995
Location:VAMC Boston
Cost to Date: $50,000


Disease Cluster in a Pennsylvania Air National Guard Unit, EPI-AID 95-18
This focused study evaluates reported disease clusters in a Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit in order to gain a better understanding of unexplained illnesses associated with service in the Gulf War and if there are any physiological risk factors.
Project Number:HHS-2
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:December 01,1994 - June 01,2000
Location:CDC
State of Florida
State of Pennsylvania
Cost to Date: $766,055


DoD-wide Medical Surveillance for Potential Long-Term Adverse Events associated with Anthrax Immunization in Active Duty Service Members, Proposal 1: Hospitalizations
This study looks at hospitalizations of military personnel to determine if there is any linkage between anthrax immunization and severe disease requiring hospitalization, especially as yet unknown long-term adverse consequences.
Project Number:DoD-99
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:October 01,1999 - September 30,2003
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $636,346


Epidemiologic Studies of Morbidity Among Gulf War Veterans: A Search for Etiologic Agents and Risk Factors; A Study of Symptoms Among 1500 Seabees
The study compares Gulf War-era deployed veterans' post war occurrence of symptoms or disease to that of non-deployed veterans.
Project Number:DoD-1A
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:June 01,1994 - October 01,1997
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $8,639,000 for DoD-1A through DoD-1G


Epidemiologic Studies of Morbidity Among Gulf War Veterans: A Search for Etiologic Agents and Risk Factors; Study 2: A Comparative Study of Hospitalizations among Active-Duty Personnel Who Participated in the Gulf War and Similar Personnel Who Did Not
The study compares Gulf War-era deployed veterans' risk for hospitalization to that of non-deployed veterans.
Project Number:DoD-1B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:July 01,1994 - October 01,1998
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $8,639,000 for DoD-1A through DoD-1G


Epidemiologic Studies of Morbidity Among Gulf War Veterans: A Search for Etiologic Agents and Risk Factors; Study 5: Seabee Health Study
The study evaluates whether Gulf War veterans have a greater frequency of symptoms, illness, and tendencies for making cognitive (knowing, thinking, learning and judging) errors than other veterans.
Project Number:DoD-1E
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:January 01,1996 - September 30,1999
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $8,639,000 for DoD-1A through DoD-1G


Epidemiologic Studies of Morbidity Among Gulf War Veterans: A Search for Etiologic Agents and Risk Factors; Study 6: A Comparison of Nonfederal Hospitalization Experience Among Veterans in California who have separated from active service: PGW
After review of post-war hospitalizations in both federal and civilian facilities, the study compares the Gulf War-era deployed to the non-deployed veterans for greater incidence of war-related illnesses.
Project Number:DoD-1F
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:June 01,1995 - September 30,1998
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $8,639,000 for DoD-1A through DoD-1G


Epidemiological Studies Persian Gulf War Illnesses, PG Women's Health Linkage Study
A comparison study between Gulf War era deployed and not deployed women of their general health outcomes and risks.
Project Number:DoD-30
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:June 01,1996 - January 31,2001
Location:Klemm Analysis Group, Washington DC
Cost to Date: $779,000


Exploratory Data Analysis with the CCEP Database
This project systematically examines the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) database to develop a general computer package that can be used to retrieve general health and symptom information related to Gulf War service.
Project Number:DoD-46
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1995 - September 01,1997
Location:Naval Post-Graduate School
Cost to Date: $160,000


Female Gender and Other Potential Predictors of Functional Health Status Among Persian Gulf War Veterans
The study looks at Gulf War Veterans to try to determine if any risk factors exist that may pre-dispose a person to multiple chemical sensitivities syndrome.
Project Number:DoD-52
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:September 11,1995 - July 01,1999
Location:VAMC Boston
Cost to Date: $414,000


Five Year Follow-Up of Army Personnel Exposed to Chemical Warfare Agents
The study examines self-reported health assessments of Army personnel, who assumed exposure to low levels of chemical warfare agents, vs those not exposed: and compared to self-reported changes in health before and after notification of possible exposure.
Project Number:DoD-69
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:July 01,1998 - November 30,2001
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical
Cost to Date: $1,056,160


Follow-Up Investigation of troops exposed to nerve agents at Aberdeen Proving Ground (Pilot Study) (See also DoD-116A; formerly VA/DoD-2VA/2DA)
A survey by telephone to the Edgewood chemical warfare subjects who were exposed to anticholinesterase agents for the more common operational exposure-associated outcomes; neurological deficits, particularly peripheral never disease, and neuropsychological impairment, including sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Project Number:VA-63A
Status:Complete
Period of Performance: - December 31,1997
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical Follow-Up Agency
Cost to Date: $2,250,000 for VA-63A through VA-63B


Follow-up of Psychological and Neurocognitive Gulf War Outcome: Relation to Stress
The purposes of this continuation are to examine psychopathology and cognitive functioning in Gulf War veterans and to extend examination of neuropsychological functioning in Gulf War veterans with and without PTSD.
Project Number:VA-54
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:April 01,1999 - March 31,2003
Location:VAMC New Orleans
Cost to Date: $345,126


Health Assessment of Persian Gulf War Veterans from Iowa
This study assesses the prevalence of self-reported symptoms of Gulf War veterans from Iowa and compares them to veterans that served during the same time, but did not deploy the Persian Gulf.
Project Number:HHS-1
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:December 01,1994 - April 30,2001
Location:CDC
State of Iowa
Cost to Date: $3,543,517


Health Status of Current National Guard Members
This study will evaluate the current health of a group of national guard members, then follow the group for changes in their health over many years, in order to learn more about the health effects of deployments, job strain, and other factors.
Project Number:DoD-108
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 24,2000 - February 23,2003
Location:Boston University, School of Public Health
Cost to Date: $1,182,137


Health and Exposure Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans
The project's aim was to survey some Persian Gulf War veterans to determine risk factors and their relationships to symptoms that could represent health problems for Gulf War Veterans.
Project Number:VA-5A
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1994 - March 31,2000
Location:VAMC East Orange
Cost to Date: $2,926,900 for VA-5Core and VA-5A through VA-5D


Identification of the Genetic Factors Which Control Tropism in Leishmania
A study of the parasite leishmania identifies if there is a gene(s) causing temperature resistance or sensitivity, that may influence the parasite to remain in the skin or move to the viscera (large interior organs of the body, especially the abdomen).
Project Number:DoD-9
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:July 01,1994 - July 01,1998
Location:WRAIR, Brazilia
Cost to Date: $150,000


Illness Among Persian Gulf War Veterans: Case Validation Studies
This study compares the confirmed illnesses of Gulf War Veterans versus Veterans who did not deploy to the Gulf, in order to validate early case studies.
Project Number:DoD-58
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:September 25,1997 - September 24,2001
Location:University of Iowa
Cost to Date: $2,208,000


Illnesses Among Persian Gulf War Veterans: Case Validation Studies (Iowa / Great Britain)
This study will combine UK (United Kingdom) and US databases that contain similar information about symptoms, medical conditions, health status, and risk factors, in order to compare the findings and better understand the health impact of the Gulf War deployment.
Project Number:DOD-142
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:University of Iowa
Cost to Date: $267,337


Implementation and Evaluation of Gulf War Veterans' Demonstration Project (13)
This project established innovative clinical programs for Gulf War veterans in the VA medical centers Portland and Seattle.
Project Number:VA-58
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:July 01,1998 - September 30,2000
Location:VAMC Portland/Seattle
Cost to Date: $697,015


Investigation of a Baseline Medical Database to Evaluate the Health of Military Forces and Veterans
This project will test a military health questionnaire and determine its potential for DoD-wide implementation as the Recruit Assessment Program (RAP).
Project Number:DoD-98
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1999 - September 30,2000
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $884,682


Magnetic Resonance and Spectroscopy of the Human Brain in Gulf War Illnesses
This study will interview and examine groups of Gulf War veterans with and without unexplained illnesses, in order to determine whether abnormalities in the brain imaging of ill Gulf War veterans (by magnetic resonance spectroscopy), occur independently of posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol dependence, and depression.
Project Number:DOD-131
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:Northern California Institute for Research & Education
Cost to Date: $5,377,526


Measurement and Validation of Psychosocial Risk and Resilience Factors Accounting for Physical and Mental Health and Health-Related Quality of Life Among PGWVs
This study attempts to identify whether certain factors associated with deployments (like pre-deployment preparations, exposure to combat, or post-deployment social support) can be related to Gulf War veterans' self-reported symptoms and health-related quality of life.
Project Number:DoD-87
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 01,0199 - December 30,2001
Location:VAMC Boston
Cost to Date: $357,144


Mechanisms in Chronic Multisymptom Illnesses
The goal of this study is to determine the mechanisms of three prominent symptoms (pain, fatigue, and memory difficulty) associated with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and illnesses of Gulf War veterans.
Project Number:DoD-101
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 31,2000 - August 31,2001
Location:Georgetown University
Cost to Date: $13,892,470


Millennium Cohort Study
This ongoing study (Millennium Cohort Study) will use periodic surveys to track changes in the health of a large group of US service members and veterans over time, in order to determine the health impact of deployments and other aspects of military service
Project Number:DOD-143
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $5,000,000


Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Gulf War Syndrome
This survey compares musculoskeletal symptoms (joint pain or swelling) reported by Gulf War veterans to musculoskeletal symptoms reported by veterans of other deployments, in order to determine whether the symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans are similar or unique.
Project Number:VA-40
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:January 01,1994 - January 01,1999
Location:VAMC Long Beach
Cost to Date:Unknown


National Health Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans
This study looks at the prevalence of various symptoms and other medical outcomes in Gulf War veterans as compared to veterans that did not serve in the Gulf.
Project Number:VA-2
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:July 01,1994 - February 01,2001
Location:VAMC Washington
Cost to Date:Unknown


Neuropsychological Functioning in Persian Gulf Era Veterans
A comparison study between Gulf War veteran treatment seekers and non-treatment seekers that evaluates the neurological and psychological functioning of Gulf War era veterans who are seeking treatment or diagnostic evaluation for health or adjustment.
Project Number:DOD-32
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:May 01,1996 - July 01,1999
Location:VAMC Boston
Cost to Date: $353,000


Odors, Deployment Stress, and Health: A Conditioning Analysis of Gulf War Syndrome
This study in humans is designed to evaluate whether or not the unexplained symptoms of Gulf War veterans reflect conditioned responses to chemical odors encountered during stressful situations, with repeated odor exposures leading to long-term symptoms, and whether or not this conditioned response can be reversed.
Project Number:DOD-133
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:Monell Chemical Senses Center
Cost to Date: $884,087


Patterns of Pre-Persian Gulf War Illness and Health Care Seeking
This pilot study will review health records prior to the Gulf War deployment to see if patterns of illness or healthcare usage were different in individuals who later developed poorly defined illnesses, in order to determine whether or not a full study should be done. (Same as 116B, with additional notation that project has begun.)
Project Number:DoD-117
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:May 01,2000 - June 30,2002
Location:MFUA
Cost to Date: $1,232,050


Patterns of Pre-Persian Gulf War Illness and Health Care Seeking Pilot Study (See also DoD-116B; previously VA/DoD-2VB)
This study sought to answer the question whether there are patterns of illness and the patterns of use of the Department of Defense outpatient care during the year prior to deployment to the Persian Gulf War in personnel who subsequently developed poorly defined illnesses different from the patterns of controls.
Project Number:VA-63B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1996 - December 31,1998
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical Follow-Up Agency
NAS
Cost to Date: $2,250,000 for VA-63A through VA-63B


Patterns of Pre-Persian Gulf War Illness and Health Care Seeking, Pilot Study (See also VA-63B; formerly VA/DoD-2DB)
This pilot study will review health records prior to the Gulf War deployment to see if patterns of illness or healthcare usage were different in individuals who later developed poorly defined illnesses, in order to determine whether or not a full study should be done.
Project Number:DoD-116B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1996 - December 31,1998
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical Follow-Up Agency
Cost to Date: $1,500,000 for DoD-116A through DoD-116B


Physical and Emotional Health of Gulf War Veterans Women
This study will compare the prevalence of general and gender specific health problems between female veterans deployed to the Gulf War and those deployed elsewhere.
Project Number:DoD-45
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:September 01,1996 - August 31,1999
Location:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cost to Date: $1,123,207


Physical, Mental, Social, and Family Health Outcomes of Gulf War Veterans
This study will assess the physical, social, mental, and family health of Gulf War veterans, as well as changes in their health over time, and compare it to the health and health changes in military personnel who deployed to other regions of the world and military personnel who did not deploy.
Project Number:DOD-141
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance: -
Location:Vanderbilt University
Cost to Date: $149,993


Physiologic Effects of Stress in Gulf War Veterans
This study looks at the association between the unexplained illnesses of female Gulf War Veterans and their biological stress responses to determine if this affected population have responses similar to individuals with muscle pain and Chronic Fatigue.
Project Number:DoD-57
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:September 30,1997 - October 29,2000
Location:Georgetown University
Cost to Date: $909,000


Physiological and Psychological Assessments of Persian Gulf Veterans
The project's aim was to determine if unexplained illnesses in some Gulf War Veterans is similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in civilian populations.
Project Number:VA-5B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1994 - March 01,1998
Location:VAMC East Orange
Cost to Date: $2,926,900 for VA-5Core and VA-5A through VA-5D


Portland Environmental Hazards Research Center: Environment, Veterans' Gulf War Syndrome. Core: Clinical and Epidemiology Research
This abstract describes the overall plan for a multiyear study designed to evaluate the relationships between exposures (including chemical, physical, and stress) and unexplained illnesses in Gulf War veterans.
Project Number:VA-6
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1994 - March 31,2000
Location:VAMC Portland
Cost to Date: $2,595,779 for VA-6Core and VA-6A through VA-6E


Post-deployment Morbid Stress, Behavior and Health: Developing a Model for Predicting Morbidity, Mortality, and other Adverse Outcomes
The study aims to see if utilizing health and administrative information datasets of illnesses and death, and behavioral and stress related factors of Gulf War Veterans can be utilized to develop models to predict differences in who will or will not develop GWI.
Project Number:DoD-73
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:June 25,1998 - July 24,2001
Location:Soc. Sectors Develop. Strategies Inc
Cost to Date: $500,000


Predictors of Career and Family Dysfunction in Young Adults Enlisting in the United States Navy
This study will use data from questions asked of military recruits, in order to determine the value of this information for the prediction of later career and family problems.
Project Number:DoD-110
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:October 01,1999 - September 30,2001
Location:Naval Health Research Center
Cost to Date: $191,625


Psychobiological Assessment of Desert Storm Veterans
This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical symptoms in Gulf War veterans by comparing the type and frequency of symptoms reported by veterans with PTSD with the type and frequency of symptoms reported by veterans with unexplained illnesses.
Project Number:VA-51
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:April 22,1992 - April 22,2002
Location:VAMC Cincinnati
Cost to Date:Unknown


Relationship of Stress Exposures to Health in Gulf War Veterans
The aim of this study is to enhance understanding of undefined Gulf War Illnesses by examining the relationships of stress exposures encountered by Gulf War Veterans.
Project Number:DoD-74
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:October 01,1998 - September 30,2002
Location:Duke University Medical Center
Cost to Date: $2,152,819


Retrospective Verification of Mustard Gas Exposure
This study is designed to develop a blood test for mustard gas exposure, then survey individuals working with chemical agents for reproductive problems or developmental problems in their children, in order to determine if there is a relationship between mustard gas exposure and these problems.
Project Number:VA-47
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:January 01,1997 - January 31,2000
Location:VAMC Louisville
Cost to Date: $1,089,060


Risk Factors Among US Army Soldiers for Enrolling on the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf War Registry
A study of Gulf War veterans to investigate method(s) to identify unique characteristics that may lead to adverse health effects caused by service in a War Zone. These characteristics could then be used for targeted intervention before and after future deployments.
Project Number:DoD-14
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1993 - April 01,1997
Location:Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Cost to Date: $120,000


The General Well-Being of Gulf War Era Service Personnel from the States of Pennsylvania and Hawaii: A Survey
The study assessed the effects of the Gulf War on the psychological health and adjustment of military personnel in Hawaii and Pennsylvania who either deployed or did not deploy.
Project Number:DoD-4
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:September 01,1992 - May 20,1994
Location:Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Cost to Date:Unknown


Troops Exposed to New Agents at Aberdeen Proving Ground: Follow-Up
This is a follow-up study reporting on the health of U.S. Army soldiers who were exposed to certain chemical warfare agents (anticholinesterase compounds such as sarin and soman) between 1955 and 1975, as part of a volunteer experimental program at the Edgewood Arsenal/Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Project Number:DoD-93
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:August 15,1999 - March 14,2001
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical
Cost to Date: $970,700


Use of Roster of Veterans Who Served in Persian Gulf Area
The study aims to develop a database listing all of the 697,00 US service members who served in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.
Project Number:VA-3
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:July 01,1994 - December 31,1998
Location:VAMC Washington
Cost to Date:Unknown


VA National Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans - Phase II
This is phase two of the VA survey study (VA 2) which includes telephone interviews to determine the prevalence of symptoms in veterans that did and did not serve in the Gulf.
Project Number:VA-2B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:June 01,1996 - March 01,1999
Location:VAMC Washington
Cost to Date:Unknown


VA National Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans - Phase III
This is phase three of the VA survey study (VA 2) which uses computer records of troop unit locations in order to determine the prevalence of symptoms in veterans that did and did not serve in the Gulf War.
Project Number:VA-2C
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:April 01,1998 - February 01,2001
Location:VAMC Washington
Cost to Date: $10,953,770


VA/DoD Core Funding of the Medical Follow-Up Agency (See also VA-63; formerly VA-DoD-2D/2V)
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.
Project Number:DoD-116
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:October 01,1993 -
Location:Institute of Medicine/Medical Follow-Up Agency
Cost to Date: $2,250,000 for DoD-116A through DoD-116B


War Syndromes from 1900 to the Present: Symptom Patterns and Long-Term Health Outcomes
The study compares symptoms referred to as "War Syndromes," from 1900 to the present, to determine if "unexplained" symptoms experienced by soldiers after combat are similar.
Project Number:DoD-70
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:February 09,1998 - March 08,2001
Location:Royal Defence Med. Coll
Cost to Date: $849,687