Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. It is imperative that new treatments for stroke prevention, acute therapy, and recovery be efficiently developed. This application is to form a Los Angeles - Southern California Regional Coordinating Center (LASC RCC) that will marshal a network of 49 acute stroke and rehabilitation medical centers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, to perform 5-10 NINDS Stroke Clinical Trial Network prevention, acute, and recovery clinical trials efficiently and excellently. Participating hospitals in the network include 7 acadeic and 33 mixed academic-community and community medical centers. Twelve Working Groups with expertise in specific neurovascular research domains will facilitate trial implementation within the Network and serve as a resource to the RCC leadership and to individual performance sites. The four specific aims of this proposal are to: 1) perform high quality NINDS Stroke Clinical Trial (NSTN) acute and prevention trials throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties;2) perform high quality NSTN recovery and rehabilitation trials throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties;3) ensure participation of high volumes of underserved populations in NSTN trials, including women, Hispanic-American, African- American, and other minority populations;and 4) educate fellows, residents, medical students, premedical students, and junior faculty to engage in stroke translational research.

Public Health Relevance

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States (and 2nd leading cause of death worldwide), and a leading cause of disability. It is imperative tha new treatments for stroke prevention, acute therapy, and recovery be efficiently developed.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
5U10NS086497-02
Application #
8739691
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNS1-SRB-G (68))
Program Officer
Vivalda, Joanna
Project Start
2013-09-30
Project End
2018-07-31
Budget Start
2014-08-01
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$398,230
Indirect Cost
$67,500
Name
University of California Los Angeles
Department
Neurology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
092530369
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90095