MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Brain Connections for Arm Movement after Stroke
Are you over 21 and have you had a stroke? You may be able to participate in a research study that hopes to learn how different brain areas control movement before and after stroke and when these brain areas are most sensitive to stimulation.
Brain Development Research Study – Ages 18-26
Are you a healthy 18-26 year old? You may be able to participate in a study to understand how our brain changes as we develop into adults. This study involves completing questionnaires, playing computer games, and undergoing brain and EEG scans. Compensation is provided.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Are you affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis in consequence of spinal cord injury years after injury.
Did you have a stroke within the past 6 months and are still experiencing one-sided arm weakness from the stroke? Are 18-80 years old? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out if non-invasive brain stimulation combined with rehabilitation therapy improves arm weakness. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Improving Measurement and Treatment of Post-Stroke Neglect – Study 2
Have you had a stroke? Do you have trouble paying attention to both sides of your body because of the stroke and have weakness in your arm or hand? You may be able to participate in a study (3-4 visits with MRI scan) to examine how using non-invasive brain stimulation affects brain activity, arm movement, and the ability to pay attention to each side of your body. Compensation is provided.
SCS for Stroke Study
Did you have a stroke more than 6 months ago and are still experiencing arm weakness from the stroke? Are you aged 21-70? You may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about the use of electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and spinal nerves for restoring arm movement. Participation involves up to 30 in-person visits. Compensation and travel reimbursement provided.
Improving Measurement and Treatment of Post-Stroke Neglect
Have you had a stroke? Do you have trouble paying attention to both sides of your body because of the stroke? You may be able to participate in a research study to examine various methods used to assess attention to the affected side of the body or environment after stroke. The study involves 1-2 visits over one week. Compensation is provided.
Aphasia Treatment Study to Address Mental Health and Successful Communication
Do you have aphasia due to a stroke? Was your stroke within the past 12 months? Are you currently living in the community? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to find out if Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be adapted to help stroke survivors recover from aphasia. Compensation is provided.
Have you had a stroke? If so, you may be interested in joining a research registry containing information about stroke survivors who live in Western PA. Information may be used for future research studies.