Two $1.5 million grants allow Wake Forest Baptist to join national stroke study

Two five-year grants worth about $1.5 million each will allow Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to join national clinical trials in the areas of neuroscience and stroke prevention. The first grant places WFBMC among 24 other clinical sites in the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials, known as NeuroNEXT. The network originated in 2011, and works to create efficiency and foster advancement in treatments for neurological diseases. The second grant adds the h ealth care network…
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