UNC Stroke Trials Unit: Clinical Trials and Research Studies

The UNC Stroke Center's Stroke Trials Unit is currently recruiting for several clinical trials and research studies. These include trials of acute stroke treatments as well as trials studying stroke prevention. Please call Anne Beckwith at (919) 843-8797 for more information.

The following are ongoing stroke clinical trials and studies. Click on the links below to find out more information regarding specific studies including inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Acute Stroke Trials (0 - 24 hours):

ENRICH: Minimally-invasive surgical removal of clot in intracerebral hemorrhage 

iDEF: Deferoxamine Mesylate in intracerebral hemorrhage 

BASE: Biomarker blood test in acute ischemic stroke

Investigator Initiated Stroke Research Studies:

 DIPS: Depression Improvement Program in Stroke: screening in UNC patients with TIA, acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage

PREMIERS: Intensive periodontal treatment in patients with TIA and ischemic stroke

Stroke Recovery Research Studies Through the Department of Physical Therapy:


This website is to help patients, physicians and students in finding more information regarding Stroke and Stroke Care. The data provided on this website is only for informational use and is not an alternative to medical examination nor is this site intended to provide medical advice. If you are in search of medical advice, we strongly suggest you contact your physician to develop a personalized care plan.