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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Supplementation with Amino Acid Rehabilitative Therapy in TBI (SmART-TBI): A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial to Improve Sleep
Principal Investigator:

Miranda M Lim

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $449,984
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has impacted over 60% of all OEF/OIF Veterans over the past decade, and over 20% of these Veterans carry a diagnosis of postconcussion syndrome. Arguably the most disabling postconcussion symptoms are sleep-wake and cognitive disturbances. Sleep, cognitive function, and related symptoms often remain impaired >10-15 years following mTBI. Not only are these symptoms themselves exceedingly difficult to live with, but poor sleep and cognition also interfere with on...

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