About Mouth and Teeth
Having dinner with friends can illustrate the range of jobs done by the mouth and teeth; the teeth, tongue, and jaw work together to chew, taste, and swallow food; smiling lips reveal emotions and feelings; and conversation flows as words are formed by the teeth, tongue, and lips. Oral health takes into account the wellbeing of all of these features, so researchers look to better understand conditions like tooth decay and gum disease, speech and language disorders, birth defects like cleft palate or cleft lip, and jaw conditions such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.
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.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Research Registry— Adults with Aphasia
Do you have aphasia caused by a stroke or other brain injury? If so, you may be able to join a research registry to help learn more about speech and language problems and to identify volunteers for future communication disorders research studies. There is no compensation for joining this registry, but individual research studies you may be contacted about in the future may offer compensation.
Aphasia Treatment Study to Address Mental Health and Successful Communication
Do you have aphasia due to a stroke? 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.