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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Psychological Trauma, Head Injury and Genetics: Detecting Changes in Cognition and Functioning in a Longitudinal Study of Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Yvette Z Szabo

Location: Temple, TX
Congressional District Code: 31
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $174,805
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often face lengthy and frequent deployments, increasing their risk for more severe psychological trauma (PT) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognition is strongly associated with the ability to function in occupational and social roles, which are key aspects of Veterans’ rehabilitation. PT and TBI contribute to cognitive decline, with the greatest impact on those individuals who have genetic predispositions and greater trauma exposures. To our knowl...

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