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Conquer Chiari Research Center - University of Akron
264 Wolf Ledges Parkway
Akron, OH 44325

www.chiari-research.org  |   Director@chiari-research.org

The Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) at the University of Akron (UA) is dedicated solely to advancing the medical and scientific understanding of Chiari malformation in order to improve the experiences and outcomes of patients. It is a state of the art facility, staffed with distinguished researchers, working diligently to:

Apply the latest engineering techniques and analyses to improve diagnoses and treatment options
Leverage the Conquer Chiari Patient Registry to study the epidemiology and natural history of Chiari
Foster collaborations with leading clinicians and scientists to advance the Conquer Chiari Research Agenda
Act as a focal point for the Chiari research community and attract more researchers to the study of Chiari

Research Grant Program

Conquer Chiari has an active program of awarding Research Grants and organizing Conferences in support of the Goals and Objectives identified in our Research Agenda.

Total Active Research Projects
Total Completed Research
Total Research Funded To Date
$ 1,400,000
$    442,000
$ 1,842,000

Active   Completed


Research Agenda

Conquer Chiari has developed, and is actively promoting, the following Research Agenda:

  1. Reduce the average time to an accurate diagnosis to less than 2 years from time of first symptoms.
  2. Develop an effective, widely adopted, and minimally traumatic standard of care.
  3. Minimize the impact that Chiari has on the quality of life of patients.
  4. Understand the pathophysiology, natural history, and epidemiological characteristics of Chiari.

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