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.
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.
Real World Testing of AAC-BCI
Do have a have a severe disability, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or locked-in syndrome? If so, you may be interested in participating in a study that would provide an augmentative and alternative communication system with brain computer interface access that could be used in the home. Eligible participants require wheelchair assistive technology.
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.
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.
Electrode Headgear Testing Study
Do you use an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device or do you have ALS? If so, you may be interested in helping researchers by testing a newly designed dry electrode headset. Involves 1 session lasting up to 4 hours that will include communication tasks, such as copying sentences and describing a picture, along with completion of an online survey. Compensation is provided.