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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Clinical and Imaging Biomarker Trial of Uridine for Veterans with Suicidal Ideation
Principal Investigator:

Douglas Kondo

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $56,526
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veteran suicides, attempts and suicidal ideation (SI) remain of urgent concern to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Recent reports indicate that approximately half of veteran suicides take place within 1 month of the decedent’s final VHA encounter, with one quarter occurring within 1 week. This provides a temporal window of opportunity to intervene, and necessitates development of a rapid-acting treatment for veterans with SI. Intravenous ketamine is the prototypical anti-suicidal drug,...

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