SSC Nominates Dr. Steven Coughlin to VA RAC

William Wisner (

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 by Congress in 1998, and first appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi in January, 2002. The mission of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on government research relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War.

According to its charter, the guiding principle for the work of the Committee shall be the premise that the fundamental goal of Gulf War-related government research is to improve the health of ill Gulf War veterans. Research priorities will be judged against this standard.

Click the following link to read the SSC letter of recommendation to the Department of Veterans Affairs SSC-Coughlin-RAC Nom (10-2014)

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