The Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research awarded Dr. Seth Hays $1,499,730 for his Restoring Sensory Function after Upper Limb Nerve Injury with Vagus Nerve Stimulation project. Dr. Hays’ research continues his work toward developing a novel therapy to treat loss of strength and touch sensation after damage to the nerves in the hand and arm by using a different nerve from the neck. If successful, the results will provide a new approach for Warfighters and Veterans suffering from service-related nerve damage.