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Regional Coordinating Center Location:
University of Minnesota
Department of Neurology
420 Delaware St. SE (MMC 295)
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: NIHStrokeNet@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-4210


Since the 1920s, the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota has been at the forefront of progressive research in the health sciences.  Research is a critical element in the fight against neurological disease; it paves the way for the development and implementation of new therapies and provides opportunities to expand our academic mission. Understanding the root cause of neurological disorders is a hallmark of the neurology research enterprise. The department of Neurology has fostered the development of a wide range of subspecialty services provided by expert clinicians.  We have interdisciplinary programs across all major subspecialties through collaborations with colleagues in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Radiology/Neuroradiology, ENT, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Department of Neurology has received a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grant to serve as a Regional Coordinating Center (RCC) for StrokeNet. This network will conduct small and large clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and recovery and rehabilitation following a stroke. The network was launched in the Spring of 2014 and consists of 25 regional centers across the U.S., with more than 200 satellite hospitals. The Regional Coordinating Centers are designed to serve as the infrastructure and pipeline for exciting new potential treatments for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke. In addition, NIH StrokeNet will provide an educational platform for stroke physicians and clinical trial coordinators. The National Coordinating Center for NIH StrokeNet is at the University of Cincinnati.