Johns Hop­kins wins grant for in­no­va­tion cen­ter

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The Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity School of Medicine won a 7-year, $25 mil­lion grant from the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health to form a trial in­no­va­tion cen­ter with Tufts Univer­sity School of Medicine. The NIH’s Na­tional Cen­ter for Ad­vanc­ing Trans­la­tional Sciences awarded the grant to Johns Hop­kins’ Brain In­jury Out­comes pro­gram and its In­sti­tute for Clin­i­cal and Trans­la­tional Re­search to de­velop a frame­work for stud­ies con­ducted be­tween dif­fer­ent in­sti­tu­tions by col­lab­o­rat­ing with Tufts. The Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity-Tufts Trial In­no­va­tion Cen­ter is one of three be­ing set up. The cen­ter will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing tri­als on Alzheimer’s dis­ease and ag­ing, among other areas. “The Brain In­jury Out­comes pro­gram has ma­tured in mul­ti­cen­ter tri­als ex­per­tise in the 20 years pre­ced­ing this sub­stan­tial award, mak­ing us a per­fect match for this ini­tia­tive,” said Dr. Daniel F. Han­ley, the prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the grant, in a state­ment.

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