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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting Melanocortin-4 Receptors to Reduce Pain in U.S. Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Nicholas W Gilpin

Location: New Orleans, LA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $123,376
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


U.S. military veterans are more frequently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) than the general population, and individuals with PTSD often self-medicate with alcohol in amounts that worsen health outcomes (e.g., pain), leading to a huge health and financial burden in the United States. Pain is highly co-morbid with PTSD and AUD, but strategies are not adequate for treating individuals living with two or more of these diagnoses, and the neurobiolog...

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