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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: COVID-19: Multi-Omics Approach to Identify Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Risk and Resilience to Adverse Outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Charles D. Searles

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $128,400
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Objective: Emerging data from the COVID-19 pandemic indicate that men and African Americans have higher mortality, and cardiometabolic risk factors, including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, cluster in patients who develop adverse outcomes to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Veteran population is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of the very high prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors. However, not all Veterans with COVID-19 experience severe disease, and there is an urgent need to i...

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