Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository (CSP# 585)
The project will integrate epidemiological, survey, clinical, and environmental exposure data of the Gulf War era cohort. Blood specimens will be used to establish the biorepository. The goal is to enable the availability of blood specimens and the research database for a wide range of future genomic and genetic studies, biologic and immunologic research, and epidemiological, clinical, and health services research. This pilot study represents the initial implementation of the cohort and biorepository. During the pilot study, the recruitment response rate and other operational and logistical aspects will be assessed to provide support for the full-scale study.
Gulf War Era Cohort
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||CSP # 585 - Pilot Study: Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository|
- The topics that will be measured by the survey are military service, lifestyle behaviors, physical and mental health, and family (including family health). [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Blood specimens and the research database will be made available for a wide range of future genomic and genetic studies, biologic and immunologic research, and epidemiological, clinical, and health services research.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
One EDTA tube of blood will be collected from participants. All specimens will be processed and stored at the VA Central Biorepository (VACB) for use in future research. One vial of buffy coat containing the DNA will be stored. One aliquot of plasma will also be extracted for storage from all samples.
|Study Start Date:||August 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Gulf War Era Veterans
Those who served in the military between 1990-1991 without regard to actual deployment to Southwest Asia.
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|Contact: Kendrick Gray||(919) 286-0411 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Lara Khalil, RD||lara.Khalil@va.gov|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Durham VA Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Contact: Dawn Provenzale, MD MS 919-416-8022 email@example.com|
|Study Chair: Dawn Provenzale, MD MS|
|Sub-Investigator: Karen Goldstein, MD|
|Study Chair:||Dawn Provenzale, MD MS||Durham VA Medical Center|