Research volunteers are essential to MRRI research. Currently, 2,000 individuals actively participate in the MRRI Research Registry. Scientists use the Research Registry to identify and contact potential participants for their studies.
Including participants with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders within the Research Registry allows a variety of Parkinson’s-related research opportunities to flourish, ranging from increasing our understanding of how the brain works to developing best practices for treatment. Researchers rely on volunteers to learn more about rehabilitation, Parkinsonism, and the brain, which may help improve rehabilitation services in the future for all of those living with the effects of neurological disease or injury.
Inpatients and outpatients across the MossRehab network with Parkinson’s disease or those who experienced a stroke and TBI can help shape future care by serving as research volunteers. Family, friends, and other individuals without any neurological disorder or injury also may qualify for participation in the MRRI Research Registry.
Here’s how it works:
Getting involved in research helps MossRehab patients contribute directly to science in understanding and developing new treatments for people with similar disabilities. Studies may require completing assessments, answering questions about how their lives are affected by a specific disability, and engaging in speech, language, movement, and/or cognitive tasks. Experiments may include interactions with next-generation technology such as virtual reality and robots.
For more information about becoming a part of the MRRI Research Registry, please contact a Registry team member at 215-663-7147 or MRRIregistry@einstein.edu.
Download a copy of the Research Registry brochure here.
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