Dena Davidson, Ph.D. is an experimental psychologist and the Director of Research at Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans in Waco, Texas. With more than 20 years of experience conducting clinical trials, her research is now focused on how to best serve our Veterans. Towards this goal, she is involved in the discovery of new medications to provide relief to Veterans who suffer from Gulf War Illness. One in four of the Veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Desert Storm and Desert Shield operations report a complex of serious and debilitating symptoms that they continue to suffer from today. Incredibly, in the 27 years since the Gulf War there are still no known treatments for Gulf War Illness. The lack of treatments is particularly disturbing given that the current generation of solders serving in southwestern Asia, continue to be exposed to many of the same environmental toxins associated with Gulf War Illness. Dr. Davidson’s presentation will define Gulf War Illness, review the identified causes and targets for treatment as well as explain why this research is relevant today.