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Panel Members' Biographies: IOM GWI "CMI" Case Definition Panel

Panel Members' Biographies: IOM GWI "CMI" Case Definition Panel

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Biographies of Panel Members. Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel, "Development of a Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness" in 1990-91 Gulf War veterans.
Biographies of Panel Members. Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel, "Development of a Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness" in 1990-91 Gulf War veterans.

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Project Title:
Development of a Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness
Major Unit:
Institute of Medicine
Sub Unit:
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Fulco, Carolyn
Subject/Focus Area:
Health and Medicine
Committee Membership Information
 Committee Membership
Date Posted: 05/26/2013
Dr. Kenneth I. Shine - (Chair)The University of Texas System
Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., is Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of TheUniversity of Texas System, which oversees the six University of Texashealth institutions, including medical, dental, and public health schools. He isthe former President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies, and was the founding Director of the RAND Center for Domesticand International Health Security. Dr. Shine was Professor of MedicineEmeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, where he served as dean and provost prior to his appointment atthe IOM. A cardiologist and physiologist, he has an A.B. in biochemicalsciences from Harvard College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Heis a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians and is a member of many other honorary and academic societies,including the Institute of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges from 1991-1992, andwas President of the American Heart Association from 1985-1986. Dr.Shine’s many publications are not only in the field of cardiology but also onissues of medical research, public health, and public policy. He has served asan advisor to many national commissions and chaired a number of IOMstudies.
Dr. Floyd E. BloomThe Scripps Research Institute
Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., is a past chairman of AAAS, former editor-in-chief of the journal Science and former chairman of the Department of Neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is the recipient of numerous prizesfor his contributions to science, including the Janssen Award in the BasicSciences, the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, and the IOM’s Rhoda andBernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. He has also been nameda member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a member of the
Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's more than 600 publications include theseminal work, The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology and The DanaGuide to Brain Health. In an important call-to-arms for healing the U.S. healthcare system, published 13 June in Science and based on his PresidentialLecture at the 2003 AAAS Annual Meeting, he describes how events of the20th century have produced a system that cannot incorporate or implementnew knowledge for the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Dr. Bloom earnedhis B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his M.D. from theWashington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom is also a member of theNational Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Deborah A. Cory-SlechtaUniversity of Rochester 
Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Ph.D., is a professor of environmental medicine atthe University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She wasformerly director of the Environmental and Occupational Health SciencesInstitute and Chair of the Department of Environmental and OccupationalMedicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, RobertWood Johnson Medical School. Her research interests include therelationships between neurotransmitter systems and behavior, and how suchrelationships are altered by exposure to environmental toxicants, particularlythe role of environmental neurotoxicants in developmental disabilities andneurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Cory-Slechta has served on numerousnational research review and advisory panels, including those for the NationalInstitutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She served on the National ResearchCouncil’s Committee on Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene and theCommittee on Toxicology and on the Institute of Medicine’s Committees onGulf War and Health: Literature Review of Pesticides and Solvents. Shereceived her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Fred FriedbergStony Brook University
Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor at the Stony BrookUniversity Medical Center. His treatment specialties are chronic fatigue andchronic pain, behavioral self-management, cognitive-behavior therapy, stressmanagement, relaxation techniques, and eye movement desensitization andreprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Friedberg’s research interests are in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome, unexplained chronic fatigue, illness self-management, cognitive-behavior therapy, fibromyalgia and EMDR. He is thefounder and editor of the new peer review journal: Fatigue: Biomedicine,Health and Behavior (Routledge/Taylor and Francis) and lead author of the2012 ME/CFS Primer for Clinical Practitioners (Wilshire Press). He is alsopresident of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue (IACFS/ME)and a current member of the HHS CFS Advisory Committee. Dr. Friedberghas served as chairperson (2011-13) and a panel member of NIH SpecialEmphasis Panel to review grant applications on CFS and fibromyalgia Dr.Friedberg received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the CityUniversity of New York.
Dr. Joanna G. KatzmannThe University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Joanna G. Katzman, M.D., is an Associate Professor in Neurology at theUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Integration and Ambulatory Services for theUniversity of New Mexico Health System. Dr. Katzman is the Director of theInterdisciplinary Pain Program and the Project ECHO Chronic Pain andHeadache tele-ECHO clinic at the University of New Mexico. These twoclinics were awarded the American Pain Society's 2011 Clinical Centers of Excellence Award. Dr. Katzman received her M.D. degree from YaleUniversity School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency and
Fellowship training in Neuro-Rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center. She alsoholds a Master of Science in Public Health.
Dr. Howard M. KipenUMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway
Howard M. Kipen, M.D., M.P.H., is professor of environmental andoccupational medicine, acting Associate Director, Environmental andOccupational Health Sciences Institute, and Director, Clinical Research andOccupational Medicine Division at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His research focus is theeffects of exposure to environmental agents, such as ambient air pollution,benzene, asbestos, and airway irritants. He has served as a member or chair of several IOM committees, including the Committee on the Persian Gulf Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program. He received his M.D.from University of California at San Francisco and his M.P.H. from ColumbiaUniversity School of Public Health. He is board-certified in internal medicineand occupational medicine.
Dr. James LevensonVirginia Commonwealth University
James L. Levenson, M.D., currently serves as Professor of Psychiatry,Internal Medicine and Surgery, Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry andChair, Division of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Virginia CommonwealthUniversity. He specializes in psychiatric problems in the medically ill, withsubspecialties in psychosomatic medicine and geriatric psychiatry. He wasthe editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of PsychosomaticMedicine (2005, 2011). Dr. Levenson has also been recognized with VCU'shighest teaching award and its Distinguished Clinician Award. He received hisM.D. in 1977 from University of Michigan.
Dr. Catherine Lomen-HoerthUniversity of California, San Francisco
Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the ALS Center atUCSF Medical Center and Professor of Neurology at UCSF. She is aspecialist in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and isparticularly interested in research involving electrophysiological and geneticpredictors in ALS. Dr. Lomen-Hoerth also is interested in the overlap of ALSand frontotemporal dementia, a related neurodegenerative disease. She iscertified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is amember of the Bay Area chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Dr. Lomen-Hoerth earned a M.D. and a Ph.D. at StanfordUniversity School of Medicine in neurosciences. At UCSF, she served aschief resident in neurology and completed a fellowship in electromyographyand neuromuscular disorders. Her bachelor's degree is in biochemistry fromthe University of Arizona.
Dr. Thomas J. MasonUniversity of South Florida
Thomas J. Mason, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental and OccupationalHealth at the University of South Florida. His research interests includeassessment of environmental and occupational exposure-related healtheffects with emphasis given to screening for bladder cancer withinoccupational cohorts, population surveillance systems, evidence-basedclinical decision making, biochemical and molecular epidemiology, anddisaster management. Dr. Mason served as the Chair of the Veterans AffairsMerit Review for Epidemiology Subcommittee from 1997 – 2002. Dr. Masonwas commissioned at the CDC in 1967. He served Intermittent Tours of  Active Duty at the rank of CAPT (O-6) from 1987-2001 at the NCI/NIH,Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and post 9/11 was activatedto serve at the CDC, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for 

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