Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Post exertion malaise in Gulf War Illenss: Brain autonomic and behavioral interactions
Principal Investigator:

Dane B. Cook

Location: Madison, WI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2016 - March 2024
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $812,369
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The overall goal of this research is to determine the mechanisms of symptom maintenance and exacerbation in Gulf War Veterans (GVs) suffering with Gulf War Illness (GWI). To date, the pathophysiology of GWI is poorly understood, and there are currently no confirmed efficacious treatments for these Veterans. Research involving GVs and civilians with similar chronic multi-symptom illnesses (CMI) such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia show that multiple physiological systems are dysfunct...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.