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Florida Regional Coordinating Center

1120 NW 14th Street, Site 1363  |  Miami, FL 33136  |

The Florida RCC, based at the University of Miami, encompasses a statewide network in Florida, which has both populous metropolitan areas, and rural communities with diverse and unique population. It includes 13 acute care, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals and 9 Satellite Sites that leverage academic-private-community partnerships. Our experience participating in clinical trials, multidisciplinary teams with stroke neurology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, neuro-interventional, neurocritical care, neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-pediatric capabilities, and close integration with EMS, offer our patients a participation in diverse cutting-edge clinical studies. We are committed to training the next generation of stroke researchers through robust mentorship and a wide range of training programs and didactic opportunities. Unique resources that strengthen the StrokeNet include access, participation and contribution to the Florida Stroke Registry, preclinical stroke laboratories, programs in stem cells, human genetics, biorepositories, a brain bank, and a health disparities-focused CTSI. With these assets, the Florida RCC contributes to the rapid development of novel interventions for treatment, prevention and recovery of stroke patients.

Principal Investigator
Jose G. Romano, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief, Stroke Division University of Miami Miller School of Medicine                
Tel 305-243-2336

Areas of Interest: intracranial atherosclerotic disease, mild and rapidly improving strokes, acute stroke therapy

Co-Principal Investigator
Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS
Professor and Olemberg Chair of Neurology
Chairman, Department of Neurology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Tel: 305-243-7519

Areas of Interest: stroke prevention, stroke genetics, stroke disparities  

Training Program Director

Tatjana Rundek, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Resident and Fellow Researcher Program in Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Tel: 305-243-7847

Areas of Interest: genetics of atherosclerosis and stroke, carotid disease, neurosonology

Project Manager
Iszet Campo Bustillo, MD, MPH
Tel: 305-243-8018

Lead Coordinator
Andrea Escobar, MPH, CCRP
Tel: 305-243-8876
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