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Studies Seeking Volunteers

Several of our research studies are currently seeking volunteers. If you would like to participate in, or learn more about one of the projects listed below, please contact the person listed for that project.

    Cerebral Palsy Studies

    no current studies seeking volunteers

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Studies

    no current studies seeking volunteers

    Parkinson's Disease Studies

    no current studies seeking volunteers

    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Studies

    no current studies seeking volunteers

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Studies

    Treatment With Sumatriptan for TBI Headache (TWIST)

    START-Play Study

    START-Play Study

    Pain Management Studies

    no current studies seeking volunteers


Cerebral Palsy Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Multiple Sclerosis Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Parkinson's Disease Studies

  • no current studies seeking volunteers<
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    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Studies

  • Treatment With Sumatriptan for TBI Headache (TWIST)
  • The TWIST study is looking at whether sumatriptan is effective as treatment for headache after traumatic brain injury.  This study also involves using a headache diary to track headaches.

    Participation in the study will last for 90 days, and will involve:

    • 10 telephone calls from study staff to check on how the volunteer is doing with the medicine. These calls will last about 20 minutes.
    • 3 in-person clinic visits at the University of Washington Medical Center lasting about 2 hours each.
    • A $25 compensation for each clinic visit.

  • Participants must…
    • Have had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the last 3-24 months.
    • Be between the ages of 18-65
    • Have experienced post-traumatic headache.
    • Be able to come in person to the University of Washington Medical Center.
    • Have access to a telephone for check-in calls.

    For more information please contact:
    Leslie Kempthorne
    206.543.0219
    ette@uw.edu*
    *We cannot ensure confidentiality of email communication.

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    START-Play Study

  • Efficacy of the START-Play Program for Infants with Neuromotor Delays
  • The START-Play Study is a large, multi-site collaboration involving researchers, therapists, families, and infants with neuromotor delays, aged 7-16 months corrected age, from across the US. With funding provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (# R324A150103) we are currently recruiting for this study.

    • In the START-Play study, we are going to:
      • evaluate the efficacy of an intervention that targets sitting, reaching, and motor-based problem solving to improve development and readiness to learn in infants with motor delays.
      • investigate the impact of the intervention on changes over time in sitting and reaching, subsequent changes in cognitive development, and the influence of motor skill changes on problem solving.>
    • We are looking for infants who:
      • are 7 to 16 months corrected age.
      • have gross motor delays.
      • are able to sit propped up for at least 3 seconds.
      • are randomly assigned to intervention or control group.
    • All infants will continue their usual early intervention services.

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    Healthy Aging with a Long-term Physical Disability

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Pain Management Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Featured Research Articles

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    View the latest research articles on Traumatic Brain Injury written by faculty from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Volunteer to Participate in our Research Studies

    The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in research studies on Multiple Sclerosis & Pain Management, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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