A $29.9 million, six-and-a-half-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will help Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers evaluate two interventions to lower blood pressure in the first six months following a stroke.
The multi-center, patient-randomized control trial is being led by Wake Forest’s Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD, stroke division chief and professor of neurology. The award will fund the first study of its kind to test two interventions to lower blood pressure in the first six months following a stroke—one using telehealth, the other using in-person clinic management.
PCORI is an independent, nonprofit research funding organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.