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NorTrials Brain Health

The NorTrials center for brain health and neurological diseases is located at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen.


NorTrials Brain Health covers a broad subject area including neurological diseases with a focus on multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia, stroke, headache and epilepsy, with the addition of pediatric neurology and brain cancer, as well as psychiatry focusing on psychoses and mood disorders.

Within each therapy area, NorTrials Brain Health has associated experts who have established a nationwide network at university hospitals as well as local hospitals, in order to obtain fast responses to feasibility requests for clinical trial participation. 

"Through these networks, we will be able to ensure timely high quality inclusion in trials with participation from Norwegian hospitals. Within all designated therapy areas, we have experience from both pharmaceutical industry-initiated and academic clinical trials, from phase I-IV studies, albeit mostly from phase III studies", elaborates center lead Kjell-Morten Myhr.

The staff at NorTrials Brain Health: Kjell Morten Myhr, Ashwini Sethupathy and Anne Mathilde Kvamme
The staff: Ashwini Sethupathy, Kjell-Morten Myhr and Anne Mathilde Kvamme


​NorTrials Brain Health is located at the Research and Development Department at Haukeland University Hospital in close collaboration with Nevro-SysMed (centre for clinical treatment research), as well as the Clinical Research Post for children and adults. The centre has broad and long experience in conducting clinical trials. We will facilitate assignment of trials to hospitals with the right expertise and access to the relevant patient populations.

Centre Lead: Kjell Morten Myhr

NorTrials Brain Health


Contact persons for disease specific networks within brain health:

MS – Øivind Torkildsen 

ALS – Ole-Bjørn Tysnes

Parkinson's disease – Charalampos Tzoulis (Haris)

Dementia – Kristoffer Haugarvoll, Ragnhild Eide Skogseth

Brain tumour – Anette Storstein, Terje Sundstrøm, Tor-Christian Aase Johannessen 

Stroke – Annette Fromm, Nicola Logallo

Headache – Marte Bjørk 

Epilepsy – Marte Bjørk 

Neuropaediatrics – Omar Hikmat 

Psychoses – Erik Johnsen

Mood disorders – Ketil Ødegaard 

Last updated 8/22/2023