MUSC awarded $1.7M grant for stroke research center

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Medical University of South Carolina has received a grant worth nearly $2 million that will go towards making the hospital a regional coordinating center for stroke treatment, prevention, and research network.

MUSC was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The hospital will use the grant to serve as a Regional Coordinating Center for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH StokeNet).

The network's purpose is to further develop, promote and conduct clinical trials focused on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.

As a Regional Coordinating Center, MUSC will work to streamline access to stroke information throughout the clinical trials network.

Officials say the stroke research network is currently funded for five years, but could continue for at least a decade.The total award for the next five years could be expanded to $3 million.

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