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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Tuning cortical E/I balance for translational modeling of psychiatric disorders
Principal Investigator:

James McNally

Location: Brockton, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $308,771
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


OBJECTIVE: Cognitive deficits are a major determinant of the long-term disability associated with severe neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia (Sz). This warrants increased interest in the VA research community, given the higher instance of psychiatric illness among the veteran population, treatment of which accounts for some 40% of VA mental healthcare costs nationally. Current therapeutic strategies (first and second-generation antipsychotics) do not satisfactorily address Sz-rel...

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