Katzan wins CDC Grant Award to Study Stroke Outcomes

By | July 27, 2009

The Ohio Coverdell Stroke Registry Coordinating Center, directed by Center faculty member Irene Katzan MD received support through the Ohio Department of Health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate outcomes in patients hospitalized for stroke. The overall goal of this project is to determine factors that are associated with improved 30-day outcomes after stroke in 26 hospitals throughout Ohio. The Center is partnering in this project with the Knowledge Program in Cleveland ClinicÕs Neurological Institute. Dr. Katzan is being assisted by program manager Alice Liskay RN, BSN, MPA, CCRC and Siobhan Martin ND, BA. The Ohio Stroke Registry is one of 6 state-wide stroke registries in United States funded by the CDC, in partnership with the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association, to track stroke management and perform data-driven quality improvement activities.Irene Katzan MD