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Washington, D.C., hospitals to advance research into stroke treatment, prevention

Thursday January 16, 2014
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network were selected to lead a new regional stroke network dedicated to advancing research in stroke treatment, prevention and rehabilitation.

The network, known as the Stroke National Capital Area Network for Research, is part of a multisite, multimillion dollar research initiative funded by the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. It is one of 25 regional stroke centers throughout the country, for what will be known as the NIH Stroke Trials Network, or NIH StrokeNet.

According to a news release, the goal of the trial network is to establish a standing infrastructure among the participating hospitals to enable future stroke clinical trials to be conducted as efficiently as possible so that new effective therapies can be identified to benefit patients with stroke.

Other members of the network include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

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