We are indebted to the following members of the Stroke Prevention in Young Women research team for their dedication: Esther Berrent, Kathleen Caubo, Julia Clark, Mark Dobbins, Mohammed Huq, Ann Maher, Tamar Pair, Mary Simmons, Mary J. Sparks, Mark Waring, Latasha Williams, and Nancy Zappala.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of the following individuals who have sponsored the Stroke Prevention in Young Women Study at their institution: Clifford Andrew, MD; Merrill Ansher, Brian Avin, MD; MD; Harjit Bajaj, MD; Robert Baumann, MD; Nicholas Buendia, MD, Young Ja Cho, MD; Kevin Crutchfield, MD; Terry Detrich, MD; Mohammed Dughly, MD; Boyd Dwyer, MD; Jerold Fleishman, MD; Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD; Adrian Goldszmidt, MD; Kalpana Hari Hall, MD; Walid Kamsheh, MD; John Kelly, MD; Harry Kerasidis, MD; Mehrullah Khan, MD; Ramesh Khurana, MD; Ruediger Kratz MD; Somchai Laowattana, MD; William Leahy, MD; Alan Levitt, MD; Bruce Lobar, MD; Paul Melnick, MD; Harshad Mody, MD; Seth Morgan, MD; Howard Moses, MD; Francis Mwaisela, MD; Sivarama Nandipati, MD; Maciej Poltorak, MD; Thaddeus Pula, MD; Phillip Pulaski, MD; Neelupali Reddy, MD; Perry Richardson, MD; Solomon Robbins, MD; Michael Sellman, MD, PhD; Barney Stern, MD; Jack Syme, MD; Richard Taylor, MD; Dean Tippett, MD; Michael Weinrich, MD; Roger Weir, MD; Richard Weisman, MD; Laurence Whicker, MD; Robert Wityk, MD; James Yan, MD and Manuel Yepes, MD.
In addition, the study could not have been completed without the support from the administration and medical records staff at the following institutions: In Maryland: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Bon Secours Hospital, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Carroll County General Hospital, Chester River Hospital, Civista Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Doctors Community Hospital, Dorchester Hospital, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Harbor Hospital Center, Hartford Memorial Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kernan Hospital, Laurel Regional Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, McCready Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital at Easton, Mercy Medical Center, Montgomery General Hospital, North Arundel Hospital, Northwest Hospital Center, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Prince George's Hospital Center, Saint Agnes Hospital, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Saint Mary's Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Suburban Hospital, Union Hospital Cecil County, The Union Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Washington Adventist Hospital and Washington County Hospital; in Washington DC: The George Washington University Medical Center; Georgetown University Hospital; Hadley Memorial Hospital; Howard University Hospital; National Rehabilitation Hospital; Providence Hospital; Sibley Memorial Hospital; and the Washington Hospital Center; in Pennsylvania: Gettysburg Hospital.
Dr. Cole's efforts on this project were supported in part by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, Office of Research and Development, Medical Research Service; the Department of Veterans Affairs Stroke Research Enhancement Award Program; the University of Maryland General Clinical Research Center (Grant M01 RR 165001), General Clinical Research Centers Program, National Center for Research Resources, NIH, and; an American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid (Grant 0665352U). Dr. Kittner was supported in part by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, Office of Research and Development, Medical Research Service, and Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Stroke Research Enhancement Award Program; a Cooperative Agreement with the Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health; the National Institute on Aging Pepper Center (Grant P60 12583); and the University of Maryland General Clinical Research Center (Grant M01 RR 165001), General Clinical Research Centers Program, National Center for Research Resources, NIH. Dr. Sorkin was supported by the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Office of Research and Development, Medical Research Service, and Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center; the University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit of the University of Maryland, and; the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Center for Excellence in Robotics.