Evaluation of the Health App Review Tool (HART)
You may be able to participate in a research study that will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the area of digital health support for the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia community.
ABC-DS: Participants with Down syndrome
Do you have Down syndrome? You may be able to participate in a study to identify those things that can predict which adults with Down syndrome are most likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Eligible participants must have a “study partner” who knows them well and is willing to provide information about their medical status and abilities. Compensation is provided.
Alzheimer’s Disease Agitation Study
Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Do you experience feelings of irritability, restlessness, frustration, or anger? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out if an antidepressant medication called escitalopram (Lexapro®) can help people who have Alzheimer’s disease with agitation. A friend or family member must also participate. Compensation provided.
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.
Do you or someone you know have Parkinson’s disease? We are asking individuals who speak English, identify as African American, and are age 18 or older to participate in a research study. The study involves a 1-hour interview and brief survey to learn what it is like for patients and families to live with Parkinson's disease. The study is completed virtually. Compensation is provided.
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.
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.
7T COVID Study
Are you 45-80 years of age? Were you admitted to a UPMC hospital for COVID-19 between March 2020 - July 2022? You may be able to participate in a study to identify the effects of COVID-19 infection on the brain. This study involves completing questionnaires, undergoing psychological testing, providing a blood sample, and undergoing a specialized MRI scan of the brain. Compensation is provided.
Are you an African American man or woman who is noticing mild changes in your memory or thinking? Do you have a family member or close friend who can accompany you on study visits? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help identify memory problems at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Senior Moments Study – Healthy Volunteers Needed!
Do you experience occasional “senior moments” with your memory? Are you an African American man or woman who is at least 60 years old? Do you have a family member or close friend who can accompany you on study visits? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help identify memory problems at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Research Attitudes in Alzheimer’s Disease
Are you ages 50-70? Have you taken a commercial genetic test, such as 23andMe®? Have results from that test shown that you have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease? If so, you may be able to participate in a study to help determine your interest in participating in Alzheimer’s disease research studies. This study involves completing a questionnaire over the phone.