The Institute provides a number of core resources for investigators and trainees in cerebrovascular disease. These cores include:
We are collecting bio-specimens from stroke patients admitted to the MHH system. We are making this resource available to all investigators interested in pursuing cerebrovascular research. We are also working with industry partners on the development of biomarkers for cerebrovascular disease.
This core is made up of a group of clinical trialists and bio-statisticians highly experienced in conducting cerebrovascular research. This group has members who lead clinical trials in stroke and know how to fully initiate, implement, and close out clinical stroke trials. We have all of the capabilities to serve as an academic CRO for stroke clinical trials and we have extensive experience preparing INDs on new therapeutic strategies for stroke. Our team also has extensive experience monitoring clinical trials at remote sites even in other countries.
The Data Management and Analytics Core (DMAC)
This core oversees all aspects of data analysis and management for clinical research studies and also maintains our stroke patient registry of over 20,000 patients. We have experience serving as a data coordinating center for multi-center studies.
The Imaging Core
Directed by Neuroimaging scientists, this core is collecting images on all patients to complement our stroke registry and Bio-Repository. Our group is also serving as the imaging analysis center for international stroke trials in acute stroke and stroke recovery.
The goal of this core is to create opportunities for researchers to build a coalition between communities, community based organizations and academia. We will build sustainable community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Through research on psychosocial stress, we hope to develop better educative and supportive services for stroke survivors and their informal caregivers. Our goal is to minimize psychosocial stressors in our community of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers by addressing the mind-body connection and its impact on stroke recovery.