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Research Director: Michelle Biros, MD, MS

NETT Network

Principal Investigator: Michelle Biros, MD, MS
Co-Investigator:  Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD

The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for a second five-year cycle of the project called Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network.  The grant is to sustain and grow a network to improve the emergency care of patients with neurological emergencies by executing clinical trials.  Participating in the project are Twin Cities, Waconia and Duluth hospitals including: Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Regions Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Ridgeview Medical Center, Two Twelve Medical Center, United Hospital and Essentia Health Systems.

The NIH created the NETT specifically to conduct large trials that reduce the burden of very acute injuries and illnesses affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.  The network recognizes and seeks to explore the special narrow window of opportunity that exists in treating neurologic damage from a variety of pathologies ranging from stroke to traumatic brain injury to seizures to meningitis.  The study of very rapid interventions will have to be implemented by paramedics in the field or by physicians in the Emergency Department.  This network provides the basis for conducting efficient studies in these environments and an exciting opportunity to improve patient care.

Affilliate Projects

Emergency Medicine Research at Hennepin County Medical Center

Emergency Medicine Research at Regions Hospital

Medical Student Research Opportunities:

EMMD 7521: Research in Emergency Medicine

This course provides an introduction to Emergency Medicine Research. Students will initiate or participate in a research project under the direct supervision of Emergency Medicine clinician-researchers. Didactic research conferences will also be available.


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