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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting airway inflammation from concentrated animal feeding operation dust
Principal Investigator:

Debra J. Romberger

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $65,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Agricultural workers including rural veterans are routinely exposed to aerosolized environmental dust and are at heightened risk for chronic lung disease due to exaggerated airway inflammatory responses. Our work has focused on defining inflammatory aspects of organic dust exposures and investigated strategies of inflammation inhibition to prevent lung injury. Our current proposal aims to identify mechanisms for controlling lung recovery after damaging airway exposures as both the initiation and...

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