Start Date

28-2-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

28-2-2020 10:30 AM

Author Bios

Nancy Klimas, M.D., is Director of the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine's Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also Director of Clinical Immunology Research at the Miami VAMC and directs the Gulf War Illness and ME/CFS clinical and research program at the Miami VA. She is Professor Emerita, University of Miami School of Medicine. She has achieved international recognition for her research and clinical efforts in multi-symptom disorders, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Gulf War illness (GWI) and fibromyalgia. She is a member of the VA Research Advisory Committee for GWI. She is currently funded by the VA, DoD and NIH to study these complex disorders using a systems biology approach with a strong focus on illness models that lead to therapeutic targets and clinical trials.

Kimberly Sullivan, Ph.D. is a behavioral neuroscientist trained in behavioral neurotoxicology. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. She is the former Associate Scientific Director for the VA Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses. Dr. Sullivan has been consistently funded to study the pathophysiology of toxicant-induced chronic disorders including Gulf War Illness (GWI). She is also the site PI on multiple treatment trials in Veterans with GWI. She has also participated in the NIH common data elements working groups for ME/CFS research recommendations. Dr. Sullivan has worked in the field of behavioral neurotoxicology since the mid-1990s and has directed field studies in neurotoxicology (i.e., pesticides, methylmercury), neurobehavioral outcomes and the effects of physical stressors and genetic predisposition to chronic medical conditions and multi-symptom disorders.

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Feb 28th, 9:30 AM Feb 28th, 10:30 AM

Researcher Discussion: Gulf War Illness Research: Where are we now? Where are we going?