Research Study Projects

research project Technology-based Systems to Measure Dual-task

Technology-based Systems to Measure Dual-task (moto-cognitive) Performance as a Biomarker for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s disease

The long term goal of this study is to develop a Sensor-Based Assessment (SBA) system that can assess cognitive decline and detect early stages of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) during individuals’ free-living condition. Such an (SBA) could enable an early intervention or prevention strategies to ...

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Clinical Research Unit Covid19 Registry and Biorepository

The purpose of this study is to create a central Florida Atlantic University registry, data and biorepository from patients diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 (SARS –CoV-2), the novel coronavirus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The objective of this registry and repository is to ...

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Communication of Dementia Diagnosis: Investigating Patient, Family, and Physician Experiences and Developing Best Practices

This study will investigate current patient, care partner, and clinician experiences of receiving and giving dementia diagnoses with participants from varied backgrounds through phone-based interviews. Clinicians will be asked to identify barriers and facilitators to providing dementia diagnoses in ...

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Human Cerebrospinal Fluid Macrophages and Outcome in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

This project is to study the biomarkers involved in the clinical consequences of patients who have been diagnosed with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Blood will be collected and Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) samples will be studies using lab techniques such as molecular diagnostics, gene ...

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Aerosols from cyanobacterial blooms: Exposure and health effects in a highly exposed populations

Human exposure to cyanobacterial toxins have been reported to produce a variety of health effects, including respiratory irritation and liver and kidney damage. The goals of this study are 1.) To assess whether there are changes in health symptoms and biomarkers in people exposed to aerosols ...

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Organoid Models of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Clinical and Translational Research: Pilot Study

This study will involve the participation of patients undergoing clinical evaluation or treatment for PDAC, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The purpose of this project is to study in the laboratory the effects of different treatments in tumor models created in the laboratory from real tissue. ...

research project In-Vehicle Sensors to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Adults

In-Vehicle Sensors to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Adults

The goal of this study is to test an unobstructive in-vehicle multi sensor system’s ability to detect cognitive changes in older adult drivers. The sensor system could provide an early warning system for future widespread, low-cost early detection of cognitive change.

research project - Microbiome in Aging Gut and Brain (MiaGB) Study

Microbiome in Aging Gut and Brain (MiaGB) Study

Research Indicates that Abnormalities in Microbiome Exacerbate Aging in Gut and Brain.

research project - Heart Failure and Fatigue Study

Heart Failure and Fatigue Study

Fatigue is a common and very distressing symptom. A short questionnaire that adequately measures fatigue will help providers to diagnose this symptom in individuals with heart failure.