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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Military Service, Occupational Exposure, and Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Paul Blanc

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $48,151
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This investigation tests the hypothesis that military occupation-specific exposures to silica and other inorganic dusts are associated with the prospective development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic autoimmune diseases. There is ample support for this hypothesis from studies of civilian populations exposed to silica and other inorganic dusts, but this has never been studied in the military occupational context. The overarching Study Aim is to estimate the risk of rheumatoid art...

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