The National Stroke Association is launching a new program called Career Development Fellowships for Young Investigators in hopes of increasing the number of clinical and basic scientists committed to stroke research for the long term. Investigators who are funded for projects concerning either the causes of stroke or the rehabilitation of stroke victims, are to pursue their research under the auspices of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Stroke Research, an NSA affiliate headquartered in White Plains, N.Y.

The deadline for applications is June 1, a date appropriately coinciding with the close of the first-ever National Stroke Awareness Month, May 1989. Awards will be announced September 1. For 1990, deadlines will be set earlier so that awards can be made at the beginning of the summer.

“There isn’t a lot of knowledge right now about treating stroke,” according to the association’s executive director Jim Lannan.

This situation is sorely in...

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