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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Opiate Exposure Crosstalk: Neuropathological, Neurobehavioral, and Neuroproteomic Assessments
Principal Investigator:

Kevin Wang

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $65,432
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity among the Veteran population. Mild TBI (mTBI) has been associated with substance abuse as a comorbid condition, hampering rehabilitation and treatment efforts of either condition. Of particular interest is the rising trend of opiate abuse among Veterans. Existing evidence indicates overlapping molecular and neural pathways for TBI and opiate abuse; for example, inflammatory mediators and increased neurodegeneration and microglial activat...

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