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Lone Star Stroke Research Consortium

The Lone Star Stroke (LSS) Research Consortium is a novel collaboration among leading medical research institutions in Texas to improve the health of Texans affected by stroke and cerebrovascular disease. The mission of LSS is to establish a state-wide network for patient-centered stroke research and therapeutic trials within Texas, linking academic health institutions with proven expertise in stroke research to community stroke centers.

Our objectives are to find better therapies and prevention strategies to improve cerebrovascular health for Texans throughout our state. The 83rd Texas Legislature appropriated $4.5 million for FY14-15 to implement the LSS Research Consortium. University of Texas System administers LSS funding through an Interagency Agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services and contracts to LSS Hub sites. The LSS Research Consortium has established a robust, geographically diverse network of spoke sites that have the capability and infrastructure to implement studies quickly throughout Texas. This is crucial for providing the game-changing breakthroughs that are needed now by people who have or may soon develop a stroke.

UT Health participates as a hub for the LSS Research Consortium and is currently participating in the following trials that were designed by PIs at our institution: