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VCU gets grant for stroke prevention in women’s project

The Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health has received a two-year grant totaling nearly $700,000 to support the Virginia Women’s Stroke Prevention Initiative.

The Medical Education Grant from Pfizer Inc. supports the initiative’s focus to promote the prevention of stokes in underserved women.

“Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States,” said Warren Felton, M.D., the medical director of the VCU Stroke Center and the project’s principal investigator. “Ultimately, this study will serve to reduce the risk of stroke in both women and men served by VCU Medical Center and throughout Virginia.”

The initiative will implement stroke risk screening and evidence-based treatment guidelines in VCU Primary Care Clinics, incorporating the electronic medical health record.

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