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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Impact of COPD on Lung-Resident MAIT Cell Frequency, Function and Recognition of Bacterial Infection
Principal Investigator:

Melanie Harriff

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $306,258
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic  Obstructive  Pulmonary  Disease  (COPD)  is  now  the  3rd  leading  cause  of  death  in  the  United  States,  and  the  only  cause  of  death  that  is  on  the  rise.  Smoking  is  the  most  common  risk  factor  for  COPD,  however  there are other environmental triggers such as dust, smoke, sand, or aerosols. Nearly one in ten VA patients  are diagnosed with COPD and the costs associated with these patients are ten times higher than for all other  conditions.  Despite  the  prev...

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