NINDS encourages grant applications for multidisciplinary translational research in neuro-critical care. This announcement is made together with 5 other NIH components.
Neuro-critical care research has made tremendous strides in the last decade. While recent successes in the field have led to decreasing mortality there is still insufficient understanding of basic mechanisms of brain dysfunction, protection, and recovery in the critically ill. New research suggests that survivors of the medical-surgical intensive care units suffer long-term consequences that include functional and cognitive difficulties. The transition from the critically ill state to neurological recovery and rehabilitation is poorly understood. More knowledge of post intensive care mechanisms of brain pathology and its prevention is needed. The purpose of this announcement is to promote multidisciplinary translational research that will improve the treatment, diagnosis, and outcome of patients with critical illness and increase understanding of the fundamental processes that cause critical illness.
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Eugene Golanov, Program Director, Neural Environment Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1431; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-233.html.