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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Psychological deficits after low level blast exposure: role of neurovascular disruption
Principal Investigator:

William Hubbard

Location: Lexington, KY
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $209,189
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Many Veterans experience occupational exposure to low-level blast (LLB) during normal training operations, including but not limited to breaching activity. These Veterans are at increased risk for persisting neuropsychological impairment due to repeated LLB exposure over several deployments with limited time for recovery between exposures. The extent of the long-term consequences after cumulative LLB exposure is unknown, though reports show that deficits can be present late in life. Furthermore,...

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