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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Clinical Markers and Monitoring for Post-9-11 Deployment Lung Diseases
Principal Investigator:

Silpa Krefft

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $274,847
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The overall goals of this project are to recruit and characterize a VA-based cohort of veterans with post- 9/11 southwest Asia, Afghanistan, and Djibouti (SWAAD) deployment with and without deployment-related lung diseases (DLD) such as asthma, bronchiolitis, and other small airways/distal airways disease and to identify clinical markers to accurately diagnose and monitor longitudinal lung function and health outcomes. This approach will lay the groundwork for future research efforts to identify...

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