Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Unit (CTNU)

CTNU Program Description

The Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit (CTNU) at the Brain and Mind Research Institute explores neurological disease through patient-oriented research programs. Directed by Dr. Hooman Kamel, CTNU allows fellows the opportunity to work with investigators from a variety of topics, from stroke to consciousness disorders. Find out more about our research below and check out our Fellowship Program.

Our research makes use of:

Administrative claims data from large populations
Detailed clinical and physiological data from large-scale epidemiological studies
Cutting-edge neuroimaging
Multimodal studies of electrophysiological recordings, neuroimaging, and clinical phenotype
Bench-to-bedside translational projects

Neurological Research Areas

Find the CTNU investigator who matches your field of neurological research. 

Clinical Data Sources

Fellows have access to a rich variety of research data:

  1. CAESAR: a prospective registry spanning 2011-2018 and comprising approximately 3,000 cases of acute ischemic stroke and 600 cases of intracerebral hemorrhage.
  2. NUCLEUS: a registry of all patients in the Cornell Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit since 2012.
  3. Inpatient and outpatient claims data on a 5% nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2008-2018.
  4. Administrative claims data on all emergency department visits and acute care hospitalizations across 11 geographically dispersed states representing about 25% of the U.S. population.
  5. Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1994-2019.
  6. Many other datasets such as NHANES, BRFSS, NSQIP, etc.

Research Funding

CTNU research programs are funded by NIH, organizations such as the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association, and private philanthropic groups.

Research Opportunities

Learn more about the CTNU Fellowship Program

Research Publications

The CTNU has published several papers in high-impact journals such as NEJMJAMACirculation, and Annals of Neurology. These papers have all involved crucial participation from students, residents, and fellows, attesting to the positive educational impact of our group.

Browse our list of all CTNU publications.

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