Research Training

The CRSP-401- Introduction to Clinical Research Course at Case Western Reserve University is provided at the beginning of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program in audit form, not for course credit.

Opportunity for Additional Clinical Research Training

If you are interested in pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research or a Master of Science in Clinical Research following your Vascular Neurology Fellowship, you will need to take the course for credit to qualify. This program combines knowledge from biostatistics, epidemiology and study design with training in ethical, legal and regulatory issues in patient-oriented research.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Science Program

To earn the certificate, students must complete four courses totaling 11 credit hours:

  • CRSP 401- Introduction to Clinical Research
  • CRSP 402- Study Design & Epidemiologic Methods
  • NURS 630- Advanced Statistics: Linear Models
  • CRSP 603- Research Ethics and Regulation

In addition, CITI Basic Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects must be taken online. This Certificate Program provides an alternative to the Master of Science Program in Clinical Research. It is geared toward clinicians and other health-science professionals who are interested in conducting clinical research or collaborating with other clinician-scientists who do so. Applicants submit an online application to the Center for Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University.

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Cleveland NINDS StrokeNET Clinical Research Award

The Cleveland NINDS StrokeNet site offers a Clinical Research and Training Award each year that focuses on training in research methodologies and conduct of research related to cerebrovascular diseases (both hemorrhagic and ischemic conditions). The Cleveland StrokeNet is comprised of eight Core Hospitals and 31 Satellite Facilities including the stroke programs at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

This Clinical Research and Training Award is open to clinical and/or research fellows, postdoctoral fellows and faculty within five years of training who wish to devote a significant portion of their career to methodologically rigorous research. It is designed to provide training and research support to allow the investigator to obtain external grant funding in an area of cerebrovascular research, which could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acute management
  • Genetics
  • Mechanisms of cellular damage from ischemia or hemorrhage
  • Primary prevention
  • Rehabilitation and recovery, and secondary prevention

The award may be used to support salary, coursework in clinical research or to provide direct support for research activities.