Research & Clinical Trials

Spaulding Stroke Research and Recovery Institute


The Spaulding Stroke Research and Recovery Institute seeks to expand the clinical and translational stroke research program in the Spaulding Network, and to develop innovative clinical programs to improve recovery and quality of life for stroke survivors.

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The Spaulding Stroke Research and Recovery Institute is a consortium of researchers and clinicians affiliated with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Massachusetts and additional sites in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. The Institute is directed by Dr. Randie Black-Schaffer, a physiatrist who specializes in the rehabilitation and recovery of young adult and older patients after stroke. Dr. Black-Schaffer in addition is Medical Director of the clinical Stroke Program at Spaulding and Associate Chief, Division of Stroke and Neurology of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.





The Institute provides opportunities for collaboration and coordination of research efforts, and for dissemination of study information to scientific and lay communities. It is developing a central stroke research registry to facilitate and coordinate study recruitment.

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The Institute seeks to develop innovative stroke recovery programs, including an annual rehabilitation assessment ,an intensive aphasia program, wellness activities for stroke survivors, and pathways for the clinical use of cutting edge rehabilitation treatments. It provides information resources to patients and clinicians to help with the post-acute management of stroke related symptoms.

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