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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses for 2001

The Secretary of Veterans' Affairs is required to submit to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees an annual report on the results, status, and priorities of research activities related to the health consequences of military service in the Gulf War. The 2001 Annual Report to Congress is the eighth report on federally-sponsored research and research activities pertaining to Gulf War Illnesses (PGVCB, 1995a; 1996a; 1997; 1998a; 1999a; 2001; MVCHB, 2001a, 2002).

This Annual Report is divided into six sections. Section I is an introduction. Section II highlights and summarizes research progress since the last Annual Report. Section III is an analysis of the Federal Government's portfolio of research on Gulf War veterans' illnesses. Section IV highlights significant new research projects and initiatives since the last Annual Report. Section V discusses the management of Federal Gulf War veterans' illnesses research programs, including research oversight, peer review, and coordination. Section VI discusses priorities established in 1995, 1996 and 1998 for future research, and highlights the progress made to date. Appendix A contains a list of all Federally-funded research projects, a list of these projects categorized by research focus areas and a table that provides project funding information. Appendix B contains the agenda of the Military and Veterans Health Coordinating Board Second Annual Plenary Conference.

Note: Additional resources can be found at DeployMed ResearchLINK. This on-line library is a collaborative effort of three departments - the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services.


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