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

Nutrition, Exercise, COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease

 

Nutrition, Exercise, COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Rowan University
CONTACT: Dara Lyn LoBuono, PhD, RD; 856-256-4500 ext 64785 or lobuono@rowan.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of 36 Weeks of Treatment with NLY01 in Early-stage Parkinson’s Disease

 

Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of 36 Weeks of Treatment with NLY01 in Early-stage Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: Raymond James, 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Early Longitudinal Imaging in a Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI)

 

Early Longitudinal Imaging in a Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI)
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: Raymond James, 617-638-7745 or rcjames@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

SLAM PD

 

SLAM PD
INSTITUTION: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
CONTACT: Meaghan Demers-Peel at 774-455-6568 or meaghan.demers-peel@umassmed.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Telehealth for Depression in Parkinson's Disease

 

Telehealth for Depression in Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: Vision and Cognition Laboratory, 617-353-6476
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Circadian Rhythms and Sleep-Wake Cycles in Parkinson's Disease

 

Circadian Rhythms and Sleep-Wake Cycles in Parkinson’s Disease
INSTITUTION: Massachusetts General Hospital
CONTACT: Matthew Stauder, 617-726-9589 or mstauder@mgh.harvard.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Walking Health is Paramount in Parkinson's Disease (WHIP-PD)

 

Walking Health is Paramount in Parkinson’s Disease (WHIP-PD)
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: 617-358-6157 or rehab@bu.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Parkinson's Voice Treatment Study

 

Parkinson’s Voice Treatment Study
INSTITUTION: University of Massachusetts Amherst
CONTACT: Kelly Richardson, 413-545-2007 or krichardson@umass.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

Lipid Markers for Parkinson's and Memory

 

Lipid Markers for Parkinson’s and Memory
INSTITUTION: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
CONTACT: Yuliya Kuras, PhD, 857-307-5424 or ykuras@bwh.harvard.edu
RECRUITMENT: Ongoing

 

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

 

Acoustic and Motor Outcomes of Human Sensorimotor Production

 

Acoustic and Motor Outcomes of Human Sensorimotor Production
INSTITUTION: Boston University
CONTACT: 617-358-1395 or stepplab@gmail.com
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 – Recruiting through January 2019

 

The Parkinson’s Stimulation Study (PD-STIM)

 

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

 

STEPP Lab Study

 

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