Through the pilot component of the Autonomic RDCRC, the five institutions comprising this Consortium will collaborate in the choice and conduct of pilot projects, designed to take advantage of new clinical research opportunities in Rare Autonomic Disorders. As the investigators hear of promising new developments in the autonomic field, they will share these with their Consortium co-investigators. Upon discussion by teleconference or at one of the scheduled Consortium meetings.Jhe top management people from each institution may then propose to conduct a pilot study. The focus of a pilot study may be the development of a new assay or clinical instrument, or it could be an assessment of the therapeutic potential of a new medication.

Public Health Relevance

The Autonomic RDCRC pilot studies may be used to generate feasibility data with promising clinical research potential. If pilot results are convincing, Consortium investigators may then recommend movement of the intervention from a pilot to a clinical trial.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54NS065736-04
Application #
8380488
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-HOP-Y)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-08-01
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$75,450
Indirect Cost
$24,572
Name
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
004413456
City
Nashville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37212
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