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Strategic Plan - Comparison between Jan and May Versions

Strategic Plan - Comparison between Jan and May Versions

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Published by Anthony Hardie
Comparison document, between U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf War Research Strategic Plans, Consensus Final Draft of Jan. 23, 2012 and VA Staff Final Draft of May 31, 2012. Consensus Final Draft was developed by VA Gulf War Steering Committee (GWSC), VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI), and VA National Research Advisory Council (NRAC).
Comparison document, between U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf War Research Strategic Plans, Consensus Final Draft of Jan. 23, 2012 and VA Staff Final Draft of May 31, 2012. Consensus Final Draft was developed by VA Gulf War Steering Committee (GWSC), VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI), and VA National Research Advisory Council (NRAC).

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Table of Contents
1.0
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................................................5
 
2.0
 
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND ...........................................................................8
 
2.1
 
The 1990-1991 Gulf War and the Nation’s Response to the Need for Research8
 
2.2
 
Gulf War Research Strategic Plan 2012-2016 ....................................................9
 
2.3
 
VA Research and Development Strategic Plan: 2009-2014 .............................10
 
3.0
 
EVOLUTION OF THE GULF WAR RESEARCH STRATEGIC PLAN ............................12
 
4.0
 
SUMMARY OF GULF WAR RESEARCH RESULTS AND PAST FEDERALRESEARCH SUPPORT ...........................................................................................................14
 
4.1 Summary of Federal Funding of Gulf War Research 1994-
 
2011 ..........................15
 
5.0
 
GULF WAR RESEARCH STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES 2012-2016 .................................17
 
5.1 Symptomatic and Specific Treatments ..................................................................17
 
5.1.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................17
 
5.1.2
 
IOM Recommendations ..............................................................................17
 
5.1.3
 
RACGWVI Recommendations ....................................................................17
 
5.1.4
 
ORD Research ...........................................................................................18
 
5.1.5
 
Research Plans and Funding Mechanisms ................................................19
 
5.2 Databases and Continued Surveillance ............................................................21
 
5.2.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................21
 
5.2.2
 
IOM Recommendations ..............................................................................23
 
5.2.3
 
RACGWVI Recommendations ....................................................................23
 
5.2.4
 
Existing Databases .....................................................................................24
 
5.2.5
 
Ongoing VA Funded Projects .....................................................................27
 
5.2.6
 
 Action Plans ................................................................................................28
 
5.3 Establish An Evidence-Based Case Definition of Chronic Multisymptom Illness inGulf War Veterans .......................................................................................................30
 
5.3.1 Goal ................................................................................................................30
 
5.3.2. IOM Recommendations .................................................................................32
 
5.3.3. RACGWVI Recommendations .......................................................................32
 
5.3.4. VA ORD Previous Research Activities Related to Case Definitions ..............33
 
5.3.5. Plan for Establishing a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic MultisymptomIllness
 
in Gulf War Veterans ....................................................................................33
 
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5.4
 
Genetics/Genomics/Systems Biology ..............................................................37
 
5.4.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................37
 
5.4.2
 
IOM Recommendations ..............................................................................37
 
5.4.3
 
RACGWVI Recommendations ....................................................................38
 
5.4.4
 
ORD Research ...........................................................................................38
 
5.4.5
 
Research Plans and Funding Mechanisms ................................................39
 
5.5
 
Biomarkers .......................................................................................................44
 
5.5.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................44
 
5.5.2
 
IOM Recommendations ..............................................................................45
 
5.5.3
 
RACGWVI Recommendations ....................................................................46
 
5.5.4
 
ORD Research ...........................................................................................47
 
5.5.5
 
Research Plans ..........................................................................................49
 
5.6
 
 Animal Models ..................................................................................................51
 
5.6.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................51
 
5.6.2
 
IOM Recommendations ..............................................................................51
 
5.6.3
 
RACGWVI Recommendations ....................................................................52
 
5.6.4
 
ORD Research ...........................................................................................52
 
5.6.5
 
Research Plans ..........................................................................................53
 
5.7
 
Improve Coordination and Communication with
 
Stakeholders .........................54
 
5.7.1. Goal ...........................................................................................................54 5.7.2 Introduction
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Inter-Governmental Coordination Efforts ....................................................54
 
5.7.4
 
ORD Coordination Efforts Among Researchers .........................................57
 
5.7.5
 
Research, Goals and Action Plans .............................................................57
 
5.8
 
Translate Research Findings To Practice ........................................................60
 
5.8.1
 
Goal ............................................................................................................60
 
5.8.2
 
Research and Activities ..............................................................................60
 
5.8.3
 
Research and Action Plans - Funding Mechanisms ...................................62
 
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CONCLUSIONS ............................................................................................................64
 
 APPENDIX I. Major Activities Involved in Linking Multiple Datasets into a UsableInteractive Database .................................................................................................................65
 

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