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.
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
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Kjell Morten Myhrkjell-morten
Contact persons for disease specific networks within brain health:
MS – Øivind Torkildsen
ALS – Ole-Bjørn Tysnes
Parkinson's disease – Charalampos Tzoulis (Haris)
Headache – Marte Bjørk
Epilepsy – Marte Bjørk
Neuropaediatrics – Omar Hikmat
Psychoses – Erik Johnsen
Mood disorders – Ketil Ødegaard