SSC Submits Statement to Institute of Medicine

STATEMENT OF DANIEL F. SULLIVAN TO THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE ON GULF WAR ILLNESSES AND POST-DEPLOYMENT HEALTHCARE January 27, 2015 My name is Daniel Sullivan. I am President/CEO and co-founder of The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center. The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides medical research challenge grants to independent facilities identifying biomarkers for deployment related diseases and…

Our Dec 22 Letter and Fundraising Challenge

December 22, 2014 Dear Friends: Every year, on December 22, we remember Sgt. Tom Sullivan's birthday with a letter and the beginning of a fundraising challenge from two of our organization's cofounders, Peter and Jeanne Sullivan, who will match all donations up to $25,000 starting today. [DONATE NOW] Today, my brother Tom would have turned 36.  I hope you will listen to…

SGT Sullivan Center Honored With Emma 25 Award

12 December 2014 William@Sgtsullivancenter.org The Sergeant Sullivan Center was selected to be among the 11th Annual Emma 25 charities. Every December, the Email marketing company, Emma, selects 25 charities that they feel are doing outstanding work within their communities. The Sergeant Sullivan Center is honored to be selected. Selected charities are given free email marketing accounts with Emma for life.…

Former Members of VA Research Advisory Committee Charge VA of Reviving Pseudoscience to Reduce Claims Burden through Manipulation of Institute of Medicine

Dr. Victor J. Dzau, M.D. President Institute of Medicine 500 Fifth St., NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Dr. Dzau, As former members of the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses, we are gravely concerned by the makeup of the committee that IOM staff has chosen for the upcoming review of Gulf War health literature. The membership is…

Agent Orange Dioxin Found in Burn Pit Emissions

Rosie Torres, Executive Director of Burnpits360, contacted The Sergeant Sullivan Center this week about an astonishing observation connecting today's wounded warriors to those of the Vietnam era: a dioxin chemical byproduct of Agent Orange was among those detected in burn pit emissions in Iraq. The chemical, 2,3, 7, 8 TCDD, is a toxic byproduct of Agent Orange and was found…

SSC Nominates Dr. Steven Coughlin to VA RAC

William Wisner (william@sgtsullivancenter.org) 23 October, 2014 The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center is pleased to announce our nomination of Dr. Steven Coughlin for membership on the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Dr. Coughlin is the 2014 Sergeant Sullivan Center's Award For Excellence In Post-Deployment Health Science. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses was created…

SSC Podcast: A Call To Action

The Sergeant Sullivan Center is launching a new Podcast series entitled A Call To Action. We will be covering news and other issues concerning the fight against toxic wounds. From Agent Orange, to Gulf War Illness and especially the post deployment illness issues involving our most recent generation of veterans from the post 9/11 era, A Call To Action seeks…

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illness Meets in DC

Sec. Robert McDonald at the RAC on Gulf War Illness By William Wisner (william@sgtsullivancenter.org)   The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Illness met on September 22, and 23rd in Washington DC.  The Sergeant Sullivan Center attended and offered remarks during the public comment portion of the meeting.  The full text of the SSC statement is included at the…

A Message from the Interim VA Under Secretary for Health

August 18, 2014 Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending the historic ceremony at which President Obama signed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act into law. This law will give us the additional funding and support we need to provide timely, high-quality health care to Veterans. I invited two headquarters employees who are also Veterans to accompany…
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