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  • Air Force Health Study (Ranch Hand) Research Assets Epidemiological Study
    In 1979, the US Congress directed that epidemiologic study be conducted to evaluate the frequency and nature of adverse health effects that might be related to exposure to “Agent Orange” and other military herbicide used during the Vietnam...
  • Shipboard Hazard and Defense II (SHAD II) Consensus Study
    The IOM's Medical Follow-up Agency will conduct an epidemiological study comparing the health status of the SHAD veterans with non-SHAD veterans deployed at the same time. This study will build on knowledge gained from a prior study conducted...
  • Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illness Consensus Study
    The IOM will convene a committee to comprehensively review, evaluate, and summarize the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness among Gulf War Veterans.
  • Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces Consensus Study
    In response to a mandate contained in The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, the IOM will conduct a study on substance use prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management programs for members of the Armed Forces. In...
  • The Evaluation of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will plan and design a methodology to review, synthesize, and assess the salient literature and determine if there exists sufficient evidence for effective treatment using Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) for TBI.
  • Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger Consensus Study
    The IOM will evaluate whether the integrated Department of Defense and Veterans Administration (DoD/VA) health care facility in North Chicago is more beneficial to DoD and VA in serving the needs of their eligible populations than their independent...
  • Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of PTSD Consensus Study
    The IOM will convene a committee to conduct a study of ongoing efforts in the treatment of PTSD.
  • Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure Consensus Study
    The IOM will conduct a study and prepare a report on whether the Vietnam Veterans in the Blue Water Navy experienced a comparable range of exposures to herbicides and their contaminants as the Brown Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and those on the...
  • Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain Consensus Study
    The IOM will review the evidence indicating the potential efficacy of nutrition interventions in the prevention, resilience to, or treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury in military personnel. Preventative interventions as ...
  • Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will determine the long term health effects of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using the Balad Burn Pit in Iraq as an example, the committee will examine existing literature that has detailed the types of substances...