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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Establishing Relationships and Developing a Therapeutic Target for Impulsivity and Suicidality Among Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-occurring Conditions
Principal Investigator:

Alexandra Aaronson

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $249,119
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This Career Development Award level 1 (CDA1) has two aims. First, the candidate will examine the relationship between impulsivity and suicidality among Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) across a broad range of severities. This is important because impulsivity, which is exhibited in up to 40% of individuals with TBI, has been identified as an independent risk factor for completing suicide among those without a history of TBI. Since impulsivity is a major risk factor for making a suicide...

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