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Apr 29, 2019 Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net)

NIH is soliciting for Pain Research Centers to join a clinical trial network. NIH has mounted a major effort to improve pain management as a part of its response to the opioid crisis in America. One cornerstone of that effort is an phase 2 clinical trial network to test new, non-addictive pain therapies in well-phenotyped patients. This is part of a public-private partnership with academia, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology and device companies. The initial call did not get the number of needed participating sites and the call is now out for a second and final time. Please consider applying to join what will be an innovative, and very exciting project. To learn more see Full story

Apr 17, 2019 2nd ANNUAL ASPEN CONFERENCE ON PEDIATRIC CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE AND STROKE

Description - Thought leaders in this emerging field will convene over the course of one week to share ideas, learn and create pathways to deliver cutting edge care to pediatric and young adult cerebrovascular and stroke patients. Major Topic Areas - • Endovascular Management Options for Acute Stroke • Hemorrhagic Stroke (Cerebral Aneurysms, AVMs, Moyamoya, Cardioembolic, and Vasospasm) • Sickle Cell Related Cerebrovascular Complications • Cerebral Arteriopathy and Acute Stroke Mimics • Cerebral Venopathy The conference format includes didactic lectures and case presentations held each morning; there is ample time for discussion and audience participation. Full story

Mar 06, 2019 DEFUSE 3 - DISTINGUISHED CLINICAL RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Awards are presented to the top two studies that show creativity, innovation, or a novel approach that demonstrates an immediate impact on the health and well-being of patients. This means we were ranked #2 or #3 among all clinical trials performed last year— includes all areas of medicine. The #1 award went to a study that reduced HTN by instituting therapy though a network of black barbershops DEFUSE 3 results will be presented to selected members of Congress March 7th. Full story

Feb 14, 2019 SPRING 2019 NIH REGIONAL SEMINAR Program Funding & Grant Administration - REGISTER TODAY! MAY 15-17, 2019

REGISTER TODAY! MAY 15-17, 2019 BALTIMORE - at the RENAISSANCE BALTIMORE HARBORPLACE HOTEL If you are new to working with NIH grants and ready to learn, engage and connect with others who are eager to gain a better understanding of NIH grant policies and processes…then register today for the Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! What can you expect? Full story

Oct 18, 2018 The Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neuroscience Training Network (NRNTN)

We are recruiting for our next cohort of scholars. We have a two-stage application process. The next deadline for brief preliminary applications is November 15, 2018. For details, see https://rehabmedicine.georgetown.edu/K12-webpage The Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neuroscience Training Network (NRNTN) provides outstanding research training and mentorship for clinical scholars in Neurorehabilitation and prepares rehabilitation clinician investigators for sustained and productive academic careers in Neurorehabilitation. NRNTN is funded by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NIH/NICHD. Full story

Oct 03, 2018 2018-2019 NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research - Online Clinical Research Training Course: IPPCR -

Interested in expanding your clinical research knowledge base? Registration for the 2018-2019 NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course is now open! This free, self-paced online course runs from October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, medical, dental, and pharmacy students, scientists, nurses, and other health professionals are encouraged to enroll now. Full story

Aug 31, 2018 New Funding Opportunity Announcements (application due date December 13, 2018): RFA-NS-18-034 Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) to Support Translational Studies for Acute Neuroprotection - Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by NINDS is to invite applications for the Coordinating Center (CC) for the NIH Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN). SPAN will facilitate testing of up to 6 promising neuroprotective drugs or interventions to be given prior to or at the time of reperfusion in experimental models of ischemic stroke (e.g., transient middle cerebral artery occlusion). The CC will work with the awarded network sites (RFA-NS-18-033) and will provide centralized administrative oversight and coordination of all aspects of the network. Full story

Aug 31, 2018 New Funding Opportunity Announcements (application due date December 13, 2018): RFA-NS-18-033 Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) to Support Translational Studies for Acute Neuroprotection (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by NINDS is to invite applications for network sites for the NIH Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN). SPAN will facilitate testing of up to 6 promising neuroprotective drugs or interventions to be given prior to or at the time of reperfusion in experimental models of ischemic stroke (e.g., transient middle cerebral artery occlusion). The awarded network sites will become part of the network and will collaborate with the other awarded sites under the oversight and central coordination provided by the SPAN Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-18-034). Full story

May 24, 2018 PRESS RELEASE - TELEREHAB - UCI STUDY SHOWS IN-HOME THERAPY EFFECTIVE FOR STROKE REHABILITATION - A multisite US clinical trial compared home-based telerehabilitation program with traditional in-clinic rehabilitation therapy

May 24, 2018 - In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to findings presented by University of California, Irvine neurologist Steven C. Cramer, MD, at the recent 2018 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full story

Jan 26, 2018 NEWS & PRESS RELEASE - DEFUSE 3 - BRAIN SCAN GUIDED EMERGENCY STROKE TREATMENT

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study co-led by researchers in NIH StrokeNet. The results of the "Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3)” trial, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles and published on Jan. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy. Click Full Story to see the published article: Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-274: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (U01) This FOA encourages applications for multi-site exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Successful applicants will collaborate and conduct the trial within the NIH StrokeNet. Following peer review, NINDS will prioritize trials among the highest scoring to be conducted in the NIH StrokeNet infrastructure. Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-275: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Small Business Innovation Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (U44) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. The program will utilize the cooperative agreement mechanism to enable milestone-drive projects. Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-277: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention Infrastructure Resource Access (X01) This FOA encourages requests for access to research resources for multi-site exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Successful applicants will be given access to the NIH StrokeNet infrastructure. Full story