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War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) - helping Veterans live better

Gulf War Newsletter: Information for Veterans who served in operations desert shield and desert storm and their families
WRIISC staff testing out a
NASA-designed rotational chair.

As a part of its research efforts, WRIISC
staff demonstrate how a NASA-designed
rotational chair stimulates the vestibular
system (which senses movement) to
evaluate vestibular function in
blast-exposed Servicemembers.

The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), a national VA post-deployment health resource, is dedicated to Veterans’ unique post-deployment health concerns, including the health concerns of Gulf War Veterans. The WRIISC develops and provides post-deployment health expertise to Veterans and their health care providers through clinical care, research, education, and risk communication.

To best serve Veterans and better equip their providers, the WRIISC updated its consult management process so that all referred Veterans would receive a thorough medical record review and recommendations for next steps in their care plan. Referred to as an eConsult, when a VA provider submits a referral to the WRIISC for a Veteran, a thorough chart review is conducted by the WRIISC team to determine whether the Veteran’s concerns have been thoroughly evaluated by their home VA and primary care provider. This results in personalized recommendations for next steps given directly to a Veteran’s provider. These recommendations may also include additional WRIISC clinical services.

WRIISC e-consults impact the lives of referred Veterans individually, but also support referring healthcare providers in their mission to provide better care to all Veterans with similar deployment-related concerns. For more information on how to obtain a WRIISC referral visit the WRIISC website at

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