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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Achieving Competitive Customized Employment through Specialized Services - Veterans: ACCESS-VETS
Principal Investigator:

Lisa A. Ottomanelli

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2021 - May 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $135,822
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Restoring employment is an important rehabilitation goal for Veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) because employment impacts both quality of life (QOL) and longevity. Due to the medical complexity of SCI, however, these Veterans face unique employment barriers that are not adequately addressed by current Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational services. Vocational services for Veterans with SCI need to address these employment barriers, which relate to physical health, finances, time fo...

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