Research

Clinical Trials

The APDA Information & Referral Center is pleased to maintain this listing of ongoing clinical trials for convenient access to basic information on research studies at various movement disorder centers in Massachusetts. Although the APDA has not individually reviewed or specifically endorsed each study posted here, each has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at its respective medical center.

For further information on any study posted here, please utilize the specific contact information provided with the description of the actual study in which you are interested. As always, consult your physician to discuss the individual benefits and risks of each study prior to participating.

To submit trial information please correspond with Cathi Thomas RN, MS at apdama@apdaparkinson.org.


Clinical Trials in Massachusetts

 

Evaluation of a New Medication for Early Parkinson's (Pharma2B)

 

Evaluation of a New Medication for Early Parkinson’s (Pharma2B)
INSTITUTION: Boston University Medical Center
CONTACT: Raymond C. James, RN, BS at 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study on Medication for Early Parkinson's (SPARK)

 

Study on Medication for Early Parkinson’s (SPARK)
INSTITUTION: Boston University Medical Center
CONTACT: Raymond C. James, RN, BS at 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Decision Making for Exercise

 

Decision Making for Exercise
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: Cristina Colón-Semenza at 617-358-6157 or csemenza@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Wearable Device & Cognitive Testing In-Lab and At-Home

 

Wearable Device & Cognitive Testing In-Lab and At-Home
INSTITUTION: Boston University School of Medicine
CONTACT: Riley at 617-358-9787 or phelpsr@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Effort for Exercise in Parkinson's Disease

 

Effort for Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: Cristina Colón-Semenza at 617-358-7348 or csemenza@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Effectiveness of Bio-Electro Stimulation Therapy for the treatment of Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease - A Pilot Study

 

Effectiveness of Bio-Electro Stimulation Therapy for the treatment of Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease – A Pilot Study
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: The Brain Plasticity and Neuroimaging Laboratory, 617-638-5261 or brainex@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Evaluation of Motor and Cognitive Abilities Using Computer Program

 

Evaluation of Motor and Cognitive Abilities Using Computer Program
INSTITUTION: University of Massachusetts Amherst
CONTACT: (413) 461-0129 or kwaknlpgroup@gmail.com
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Biomarker Study

 

Biomarker Study (MICRO-PD)
INSTITUTION: Boston University Medical Center
CONTACT: Raymond C. James, RN, BS, 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Evaluation of the Accordion Pill in Individuals with Fluctuating Parkinson’s Disease (Accordance Study)

 

Evaluation of the Accordion Pill in Individuals with Fluctuating Parkinson’s Disease (Accordance Study)
INSTITUTION: Boston University Medical Campus
CONTACT: Raymond C. James, RN, BS at 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

The Parkinson’s Stimulation Study (PD-STIM)

 

The Parkinson’s Stimulation Study (PD-STIM)
INSTITUTION: Harvard Medical School, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
CONTACT: Rachel Harrison, (617) 971-5310 or brainstim@hsl.harvard.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Digital Signatures in Parkinson’s Disease

 

Digital Signatures in Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Tufts Medical Center
CONTACT: Lindsey Soll, 617-636-7606 or lsoll@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

EMG Modules as a Novel Biomarker of Basal Ganglia Plasticity in Parkinson’s Disease

 

EMG Modules as a Novel Biomarker of Basal Ganglia Plasticity in Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at Charlestown
CONTACT: Motion Analysis Research Volunteer Line, 617-952-6331
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

STEPP Lab Study

 

STEPP Lab Study
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: stepplab@gmail.com
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative Study (PPMI)

 

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative Study (PPMI)
INSTITUTION: Boston University Medical Center
CONTACT: Raymond C. James, RN, BS at 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study of Memory/Understanding in Parkinson’s Disease (SYNAPSE Study)

 

Study of Memory/Understanding in Parkinson’s Disease (SYNAPSE Study)
INSTITUTION: Massachusetts General Hospital
CONTACT: Grace Bwala at 617-643-0654
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study Investigating Step Count Trackers (STEPS Study)

 

Study Investigating Step Count Trackers (STEPS Study)
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: 617-358-6157 or email busteps@gmail.com
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study on Movement in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease or Essential Tremor

 

Study on Movement in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease or Essential Tremor
INSTITUTION: Altec Inc.
CONTACT: 508-545-8235 or sroy@delsys.com
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Speech and Swallowing Function in PD

 

Speech and Swallowing Function in PD
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: 617-358-1395 or stepplab@gmail.com
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Effects of Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Methods on Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

 

Effects of Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Methods on Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
INSTITUTION: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
CONTACT: Melanie French at 617-952-6151
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study of Motor Fluctuations in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

 

Study of Motor Fluctuations in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
CONTACT: Motion Analysis Lab Research Volunteer Line at 617-952-6331
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

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