IPAK – 2018 IN REVIEW
In 2018, IPAK has become more established as a research institute, publishing two major peer-reviewed papers: one Original Research article on pediatric dosing of aluminum in vaccines, and one major synthetic review on the causes of autism. We also saw a major review of the role of aluminum hydroxide as a causal factor in autoimmunity accepted in a major journal on autoimmunity and provided countless resources to the public and to the scientific community.
Scientifically, we brought forward the evidence-based perspectives that the interactions between genetics and environment point to a key causal relationships between toxins, genetics, and autism (and other neurodevelopmental disorders) and in autoimmune disorder of unknown origin, with genetics providing one component of endoplasmic reticulum stress, and toxins from myriad sources contributing to the environmental component of endoplasmic reticulum stress. This results in the ER Hyperstress Model of autism and autoimmunity.
We completed a additional works that will hopefully appear in peer-reviewed journals in 2019, including
We expanded our Education/Outreach Programs to include webinars, on-site lectures and educational conference calls on the history of the national vaccine injury compensation program, autism, and the potential role of glyphosate and other toxins in autoimmunity. We launched IPAK Modern Medicine and Health, a news and perspectives publication with monthly features.
Our projects in 2019 include:
In education and outreach, we will be developing two online courses:
How to Navigate a Scientific Research Study, and
Ethical Epidemiological Data Analysis and Study Design [support this course development]
Our monthly membership drive proved to be a success. You can help IPAK continue in our efforts by becoming a monthly donor. If you are already a monthly donor, you can help by considering increasing your donation by 25%, and helping us find another monthly donor so we can bring on additional scientists and complete these important research projects.
In sum, our perspective in 2018 is best summarized with one word: Gratitude. Thank you!