Gulf War Illness Research Program
DOD GWI Research Investment
BasicResearch11Pr o jectsExposur es Research4Pro jectsSymptoms Research7Pr ojectsIdentifyingBiomarker s6Pro jectsTreatmentStudies7Pr ojects
GWIRP Funded Portfolioby Research Topic, FY06-FY09
Gulf War IllnessResearch Program
DOD-funded GWI research began in 1994 with the establish-ment of a Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Research Program(GWVIRP) to study the health effects of service membersdeployed in the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. From FY94 toFY05, the GWVIRP was managed by the USAMRMC MilitaryOperational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP). Researchpertaining to GWI also was funded intermittently through theCDMRP’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP), which supports military health-related research. The MOMRPshared management responsibility for the GWVIRP with theCDMRP in FY06 with separate $5 million appropriations.Although the GWVIRP did not receive funding in FY07, a $10million appropriation renewed the program in FY08, renamedthe Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP), to be managedfully by the CDMRP. The GWIRP has continued in FY09 andFY10 with an $8 million appropriation each year. The programis directed to support peer reviewed research of treatments for
the complex of symptoms that comprise GWI, identication
of objective markers (biomarkers) for the disease, and under-standing the pathobiology underlying GWI.
Improve the health and livesof veterans who have Gulf WarIllness.
Fund innovative Gulf WarIllness research to identifyeffective treatments, improve
denition and diagnosis,
and better understandpathobiology and symptoms.
PRMRP (CDMRP)GW VIRP(MOMRP) ALSTD*(CDMRP)
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* 7 Pr o jects tinto 2different ResearchTopics
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