Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Contributions of mild traumatic brain injury to neurodegeneration due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy and alzheimer's disease
Principal Investigator:

Kate Turk

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $92,143
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Understanding the risks mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) poses for neurodegeneration is critically important for Veterans. Single and repetitive mTBI is common in Veterans, with as many as 17% reporting mTBI during deployment. TBI has been reported as one of the strongest environmental risk factors associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and repetitive mTBI has been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, there is ongoing debate as to whether mTBI outside...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.