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Help NINDS Develop a High Priority Stroke Research Plan


Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. Although the CDC reports indicate that stroke mortality has decreased, more than 795,000 strokes are still reported each year.

NINDS is the lead institute for stroke at the National Institutes of Health. During the last 10 years, we have led a process of evaluating research advances and opportunities. These planning efforts are summarized in three comprehensive reports. Each report contains very thoughtful and valuable insights about the challenges and opportunities in stroke research. The most one was completed in January 2012 and can be found online, along with background and links to the previous reports.

As part of the next phase in this research planning effort, NINDS is asking the community to provide input on how to advance stroke science over the next 5 – 10 years in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery. If you are interested in contributing, please access the NIH Guide notice at NOT-NS-12-009. We are most interested in learning about ideas for projects that would answer a scientific question with great scientific or health impact. Armed with the information from this request for information and the most recent report, the NINDS will convene a group of scientific experts to help review and evaluate the suggestions from all our stakeholders.

The deadline is June 30th for submitting responses to the RFI. Go to: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/strokerfi.

Last updated May 19, 2012