The mission of the University of Michigan Stroke Program include performing outstanding research, providing excellent patient care, and training a new generation of Stroke Physicians. The University of Michigan Stroke Research Program supports a wide array of research designed to prevent and treat stroke. Researchers at the Program pioneer new methods to improve the care of stroke patients and prevent stroke around the country. Stroke Program faculty strive to raise awareness about stroke prevention and to improve motivation to seek urgent stroke care and are particularly concerned with efforts to reach the poor and underserved, and focus on populations with high stroke risk and limited resources.
University of Michigan Health System is a Joint Commission-approved Primary Stroke Center, and houses a state-of-the-art Stroke Unit. The University of Michigan is also the only Stroke Center in Michigan to be granted the American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke" Gold performance achievement award three years in a row. The multidisciplinary Stroke Program also trains expert stroke physicians through its ACGME-accredited Stroke Fellowship Program.
NIH Funded Research Projects
- The Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) Project
- Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE)
- BASIC Ancillary Sleep Study