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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Toxicant Exposure Impacts Host-pathogen interactions within the Reproductive Tract
Principal Investigator:

Jennifer Gaddy

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2021 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $186,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Exposure to persistent environmental toxicants (such as dioxin) is a global problem, but disproportionately affects Veterans who were exposed dioxin derived from burn pits or Agent Orange. Dioxin exposure has been linked to diminished fertility and an increased risk of preterm birth in both males and females, even when the exposure occurred in utero. Recent studies indicate that female Veterans have increased risk of preterm birth associated with recent deployment, underscoring t...

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