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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Identifying APOE related lipid biomarkers for diagnosing chronic neurocognitive deficits in TBI patients
Principal Investigator:

Laila Abdullah

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $212,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects over 300,000 troops from the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Mild TBI (mTBI) is the most prevalent brain injury from these conflicts and represents 90% of all brain injuries. However, clinical presentation of mTBI overlaps with those of subjects suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is also a prevalent condition that afflicts 30% of the soldiers returning from the OIF/OEF. The pathophysiology of TBI remains...

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