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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: hAAT-engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Principal Investigator:

Hongjun Wang

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $275,268
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic pain is one of the most frequently reported conditions in Veterans and is now ruled by the court as a VA disability. There is a significant interaction between chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and persistent post-concussive syndromes common to the veteran population. Therefore, the VA healthcare mission to explore novel strategies to reduce chronic pain is vital. Chronic pain falls into two most common classifications including nociceptive and neuropathic pains. The m...

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