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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Spatial and Temporal Role of the Runx3 Transcription Factor in Secondary Fracture Healing
Principal Investigator:

Hicham M Drissi

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Clinical Dilemma: The frequency of impaired fracture healing is increased with aging as well as in the presence of other patient-related factors such as smoking, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Treatment of fractures in this setting continues to pose a significant economic burden on the US healthcare system due to increases in time lost from work as well as increases in the expenses associated with fracture-associated complications. While various bone anabolic drugs are successful in increasing home...

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