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Institute Of Medicine Update


Project Information

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Shipboard Hazard and Defense II (SHAD II) PIN: IOM-BSP-10-08
Major Unit:
Institute of Medicine
Sub Unit: Board on the Health of Select Populations
Medical Follow-up Agency

RSO: Joellenbeck, Lois
Subject/Focus Area: Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine

Project Scope An ad hoc committee of experts in conjunction with IOM's Medical Follow-up Agency (MFUA) will conduct an epidemiological study comparing the health status of the SHAD veterans with a comparison population. This study will build on knowledge gained from a prior study (Long-term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD, PIN# MFUA-H-02-04-A) conducted by MFUA staff between 2003 and 2007. The SHAD II study will use the established SHAD participants list and the comparison population list of individuals determined from the prior study.

As part of the data collection process, the committee will plan and conduct an initial workshop to receive suggestions and input from SHAD Veterans about their experiences so that the study can be informed by new insights from this group.

Following the completion of the analyses, the Committee will author an IOM report summarizing the approach and findings of the study.

If the results of this SHAD II study indicate a difference in outcome between the SHAD participants and the comparison population, or if the study finds new information that would warrant new research avenues, MFUA will be prepared to conduct additional research as appropriate.

This study is sponsored by the U.S. Veterans Administration. Effective 6/10/2015, the study will conclude January 15, 2016.

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Thanks for this info.

When I see studies being done on vets with a completion date, my biggest fear is some of the affected vets might even be dead by time of the completion date, or are already dead now.

Still maybe this study will help the VA to realize that SHAD vets have disabilities that can only be attributed to Project SHAD and to no other non service related reason.

AO vets here for years prior to 2010 , never dreamed they would see IHD added to the AO list. It was added in 2010 due to IOM studies.

NOTHING is impossible!

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