NIH Support

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

SIREN is funded by NIH through cooperative agreements. NIH Scientific and Administrative Program Directors collaborate directly with the investigators in this kind of award, and are integral team members in all network activities.  In a true trans-NIH effort, three Institute-Centers, NINDS, NHBLI, and NCATS, and the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research have joined together to create the network.  



Links and Resources



NIH SIREN Partners

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Jeremy Brown, MD                          Division of Clinical Research, Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research

Clinton Wright, MD, MS                   Division of Clinical Research, Director

Robin Conwit, MD                            Division of Clinical Research, Program Director

Scott Janis, PhD                              Division of Clinical Research, Program Director

Carolina Mendoza-Puccini, MD       Division of Clinical Research, Program Officer 

Ellen Rosenberg                              Division of Clinical Research, DSMB Liaison

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Gail D. Pearson, MD                       Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Associate Director, Office of Clinical Research, Director

George Sopko, MD                         Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of Clinical Research, Program Director 

Emily Tinsley, MS                            Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure & Arrhythmias Branch, Program Official/Clinical Trials Specialist

Lora Reineck, MD, MS                    Division of Lung Diseases, Acute Lung Injury/Critical Care, Program Director 

Neil Aggarwal, MD                           Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology & Disease, Branch Chief 

Andrei Kindzelski, MD, PhD             Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Program Director 

 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Pablo Cure, MD, MPH                    Division of Clinical Innovation, Program Director

Lupe Aquino                                   Division of Clinical Innovation, Clinical Trials Specialist



NIH SIREN Links and Resources

Relevant Funding Opportunities for Clinical Trial Proposals

PAR-18-304: NIH SIREN Neurologic Clinical Trials (NINDS)

PAR-18-407: Clinical Coordinating Center for Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (NHLBI)

PAR-18-410: Data Coordinating Center for Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (NHLBI)


Applications to NHLBI with Direct Costs of $500,000 or More in Any One Year

NINDS Policy for Accepting Applications Exceeding $500,000/Year

Financial Conflict of Interest Training Module