The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine won a 7-year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to form a trial innovation center with Tufts University School of Medicine.
NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences awarded the grant to Hopkins' Brain Injury Outcomes program and its Institute for Clinical and Translational Research to develop a framework for studies conducted between different institutions by collaborating with Tufts.
The Johns Hopkins University-Tufts Trial Innovation Center is one of three being set up. Others are being established at the University of Utah and with the pair of Duke and Vanderbilt universities.
The Hopkins-Tufts center will focus on developing trials on Alzheimer's disease and aging, among other areas.
"The Brain Injury Outcomes program has matured in multicenter trials expertise in the 20 years preceding this substantial award, making us a perfect match for this initiative," Dr. Daniel F. Hanley, the principal investigator for the grant, said in a statement.
Hanley is the Jeffrey and Harriet Legum professor of acute neurological medicine and director of Hopkins' Brain Injury Outcomes program.