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Gulf War Illness Study

Did you serve in the Persian Gulf War? Have you been affected by Gulf War Illness (GWI)? You may be eligible to participate in our new research studies at the UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain & Fatigue Lab.


We are looking for male veterans with Gulf War Illness, as well as healthy Gulf War veterans to participate in our research studies.

To participate you must:

  • be a male between the ages of 46-65
  • have been present in the Persian Gulf between 1990-1991
  • either be:
    • a Veteran suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI) or
    • a healthy Gulf War Veteran.

GWI Brain Inflammation Study

The purpose of this study is to measure brain inflammation in Gulf War Illness using neuroimaging.

Your commitment involves 2 in-person visits. There will be one telephone screening, one visit for screening, and one visit for a brain scan (MRI).

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $150 ($30 for screening visit and $120 for brain scan visit).

How to Learn More

Please call (205) 434-1502 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about these studies.