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

 

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

 

Cycling Spin Classes for Individuals with Parkinson's

URI Parkinson's Research Study

 

URI Parkinson’s Research Study
INSTITUTION: University of Rhode Island Lipid Lab
CONTACT: Dara LoBuono, 401-874-2785 or lipidlab@etal.uri.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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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