About Us

The Quinism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization established to support education and research on quinism, also known as chronic quinoline encephalopathy, the disease of the brain and brainstem caused by poisoning from mefloquine, tafenoquine, chloroquine, and related quinoline drugs.

A box of lariam (Mefloquine) antimalarial tablets

The foundation has an enormous job ahead. We must prepare healthcare organizations to identify those exposed to quinolines and to screen for symptomatic quinoline exposure. We must educate clinicians to diagnose chronic quinoline encephalopathy and other medical conditions caused by quinoline poisoning. We must train researchers to distinguish the effects of quinism from those of other disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We must assist government agencies to recognize those suffering disability from quinism. We must identify risk factors for the disease. We must attempt to count all those affected. And, we must support a search for effective treatments.

Please take a moment to sign up for our mailing list. In the coming weeks, you will begin to receive regular updates from the foundation. You will also learn about how to get involved and support the foundation’s activities and donate in support of research and education. The foundation is proud to be listed as a registered charity in the PayPal Giving Fund and in the Network for Good’s donor-advised fund. You can also read more about the foundation’s charitable activities by reviewing our listing on Guidestar.

In the meantime, you can learn more by reading this press release announcing the foundation’s incorporation.

On behalf of The Quinism Foundation, I thank you in advance for your support. I am confident that together, we can make a difference in the fight against quinism. I hope that you will join us.


Remington Nevin, MD, MPH, DrPH
Executive Director, The Quinism Foundation


Board of Directors

Timothy Dunn

Timothy Dunn

Col Tim Dunn, USMC, Ret., is a disabled veteran with over 33 years of service with combat tours in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He served in legal billets as a U.S. Marine Corps judge advocate and instructor, and in non-legal billets in fire support and civil affairs. Colonel Dunn accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps after successfully completing Officer Candidates’ School, in August 1986. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. He started his own law firm in 1995 in Fayetteville, NC, where he concentrated in Civil, Criminal and Military Law litigation. He had to close his law office in 2004 due to his deployment to Iraq and subsequent active-duty commitments in the U.S. Marine Corps. Colonel Dunn took prescribed mefloquine before, during, and after his deployment with MARCENT in 2006. He suffered totally debilitating injuries as a result and only by the Grace of God, and his wife Susan is he living on this side of the dirt, today. He now practices law part-time representing alleged juvenile offenders; and veterans and law enforcement with protecting their 2d Amendment rights. He volunteers as a Board Member with The Quinism Foundation, to raise awareness of this little-known, yet debilitating neurotoxicity condition, and most importantly to assist other mefloquine-injured veterans.

Bill Manofsky

Commander Bill Manofsky, USN, Ret., is a disabled Navy veteran who was medically retired after 17 years of active and reserve service. He has extensive experience in leadership positions in both the military and civilian worlds. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has held senior engineering and marketing positions in the aerospace and semiconductor capital equipment industries. Originally trained as a P-3 Orion Naval flight officer, he was focused mainly in counter narcotics activities and rose to the rank of executive officer in his Naval Reserve unit. On active duty, he was attached to special forces intelligence at the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, where he was prescribed mefloquine, and succumbed to the effects of quinism that lead to his medical retirement. As he began the slow recovery process, he volunteered to take on the military cases for the advocacy group Lariam Action USA, which also assisted Peace Corps and civilian travelers injured by the drug. Since then, he has personally assisted hundreds of mefloquine veterans seek proper medical care, and led the team that advocated for the FDA in placing a boxed warning on mefloquine in 2013. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Vestibular Disorders Association and has been involved in extensive legislative activities involving mefloquine while serving as the National Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Association of the United States Navy. He is affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans of America. He now volunteers his time and effort as a board member of The Quinism Foundation in order to continue his efforts motivating the Veterans Administration to recognize, treat and properly compensate those veterans that have been permanently injured by quinism.

Dr. Remington Nevin

Dr. Remington Nevin is a former Army preventive medicine officer with 14 years of service, including overseas service in Africa and Afghanistan. Dr. Nevin is board certified in Occupational Medicine, and in and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is also Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Michigan, Maryland, New York, and Vermont.  Dr. Nevin earned his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he was awarded the Captain Richard R. Hooper Award in Preventive Medicine; and his MPH, DrPH, and a certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he was elected an Alumni Inductee of the Delta Omega Honor Society, Alpha Chapter, and was later recognized with an Outstanding Recent Graduate award. Dr. Nevin attended residency training in Preventive Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where he was awarded the George Miller Sternberg Award in Preventive Medicine, and attended additional postdoctoral fellowship training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.