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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLRD Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Waddah Alrefai

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $213,632
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Summary Our Veteran population has higher prevalence of diabetes mellitus and increased risk for developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as compared to general population. Since diabetes is generally associated with hypercholesterolemia, aggressive lowering of plasma LDL-cholesterol (<100mg/dL) is recommended for diabetic patients. Achieving these stringent goals and reaching the targeted low LDL cholesterol levels in high risk patients remains challenging. Thus, novel and superior therapeutic...

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