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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: DNA Methylation and Inflammatory Signatures Associated with Suicide Risk and Treatment in US Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Fatemeh G Haghighi

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $197,381
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Suicide is a leading cause of death among U.S. Veterans. Therefore, understanding the etiological basis for the risk of suicide is of dire importance to our Veteran population. Stress i a crucial factor in risk of suicide. Specifically for Veterans, exposure to traumatic environmental events during combat, military service, or post- deployment stressful situations related to readjustment to civilian life are key contributors to the increase risk o...

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