This FOA solicits applications for Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers for the Stroke Trials Network. The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches. Funded regional coordinating stroke centers in the network will have both clinical science excellence and specialized expertise in stroke management, a strong background in stroke research, and a proven ability to recruit stroke patients. Each regional stroke center will also have strong collaborative relationships between vascular neurology, emergency medicine, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurointensive care, neuroimaging, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatric neurology, indicating a commitment to offer every eligible patient the opportunity to participate in a trial conducted through the Network. In addition, the Stroke Trials Network will include an active stroke research training program. All network stroke centers will be committed to increasing the value of clinical research data through an aggressive data sharing plan.
As the School of Medicine may only submit 1 proposal for this opportunity, the Office of Research and Graduate Education has established an internal review process to determine which proposal will move forward to the funding agency. To apply for this funding opportunity, please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, a biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 1, 2013. The letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair has ensured the nominee’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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