Archive For April, 2014

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SSC Announces Veteran Fellowship for Mission Leadership

THE SERGEANT THOMAS JOSEPH SULLIVAN CENTER (SSC) VETERAN FELLOWSHIP FOR MISSION LEADERSHIP The Sergeant Sullivan Center (SSC) is a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit veterans healthcare advocacy and medical research grant-making organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center is named in memory of a Marine Sergeant who died from physical health problems after his deployment to Iraq – what we call post-deployment illnesses:…

Return of the Gulf War Newsletter

Earlier this week, VA Office of Public Health announced the return of the Gulf War Newsletter. The newsletter provides information to veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and their families. According to the March 2014 edition,  "GW [Gulf War] Veterans are three times more likely to have chronic multi-symptom illness (CMI) compared to non-deployed GW-era Veterans (37…

SSC Sends Letter to Defense Health Board Requesting Transparency on Meetings with Researchers

On April 1,  Chair of the SSC Science and Policy Advisory Committee Peter Sullivan wrote a letter to the Defense Health Board requesting greater transparency about what transpired at recent meetings of Defense Health Board with independent researchers about pulmonary health risks of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan which stakeholder groups, such as SSC, were not permitted to attend. Read…

The Post Deployment Health Crisis: Multimedia Spotlight on Theater Environmental Exposures

For More Information, See Videos on the Sergeant Sullivan Center YouTube Channel. Post-Deployment Perspectives: VIDEO, SOUND, and PICTURES Explore Filmmaker Nina Berman's Poisoned While Deployed Video Series: Profiles of Veterans Struggling with the Effects of Theater Environmental Exposures Berman's film project, which you can explore by clicking on photographs and links below, was commissioned by an advocacy group to document health problems associated with…
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