Thursday, June 1, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Capitol Hill Gulf War Illness Forum

Hosted by: Veterans for Common Sense
Moderator: Anthony Hardie, National Chair & Director, Veterans for Common Sense

Lea Steele, PhD, Professor, Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine; former Scientific Director, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC-GWVI), Department of Veterans Affairs; Author of the Kansas Case Definition of Gulf War Illness

James O’Callaghan, PhD, Lab Chief, Molecular Neurotoxicology Laboratory, Health Effects Laboratory Division, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-NIOSH

Kimberly Sullivan, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Director, Boston Biorepository, Recruitment, and Integrative Network (BBRAIN) for GWI; former Associate Scientific Director, RAC-GWVI

Peter W. Baas, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy & Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Drexel University College of Medicine; Senior Editor, Cytoskeleton

Nancy Klimas, MD, Director, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University; Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Immunology; Assistant Dean for Research; Professor Emeritus, University of Miami School of Medicine; Director, Environmental Medicine Research and Clinical Program, Miami VA Medical Center; Director, Gulf War Illness Clinical Trials & Interventions Consortium (GWICTIC)

Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Director, Golomb Research Group; former Scientific Director and Chief Scientist, RAC-GWVI; Author of RAND/DoD’s A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses Volume 2: Pyridostigmine Bromide and co-author of Vol. 8, Pesticides and Vol. 1, Infectious Diseases. Her work has led to changes in U.S. military policy. She also is the author of the now-accepted lead theory of the so-called “Havana Syndrome”; a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which she briefed, concurred with her conclusion.

8. Fiona Crawford, PhD, President & CEO, The Roskamp Institute; Research Career Scientist, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital; COO, Archer Pharmaceuticals


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