Dr. James Stone, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Research in the UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, is part of a collaborative team that has been awarded an $8 million grant from the Department of Defense to explore how to better prevent traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in military personnel exposed to blast shock waves.
“I am excited to be part of this team effort to develop the knowledge needed to protect the brains of service members against the effects of repeated low-level blast exposures,” Dr. Stone said. “Using advanced brain imaging to directly visualize inflammation along with blood sampling, we hope to develop a better understanding of how the brain and immune system react to blast exposures.”
Dr. Stone and the team at UVA Health are joining with researchers from the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Utah.
Read more in the UVA Health Newsroom.