Participate in CTE Research

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Time Commitment - A two day visit at the Boston University School of Medicine for: neurological, cognitive, mood, and behavior exams; advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; collection of blood sample; and an optional lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

Location of Study - In person at the Boston University School of Medicine

Eligibility 
1) Women at least 40 years old
2) Played a minimum of 5 years of organized soccer
3) At least two of those years must have occurred after high school with at least one year on the Women’s National or Olympic team, or at the professional level.

Compensation - All travel expenses are covered.

The Soccer, Head Impacts and Neurological Effects (SHINE) Study - Actively Enrolling

Alyssa Phelps, Research Coordinator

P: 617-358-6545     E: phelps@bu.edu

This study is funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging (P30-AG13846) and the Concussion Legacy Foundation


DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project - Actively Enrolling


Olivia Haller, Recruitment Coordinator

P: 617-358-6562     E: diagnose@bu.edu

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Time Commitment - A three day visit at one of the four study sites for: neurological, cognitive, mood, and behavior exams; advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; positron emission tomography (PET) scans; collection of blood and saliva samples; and lumbar puncture (spinal tap).

Location of Study - Participants will travel to one of the following study sites:
1) Boston, MA
2) Las Vegas, NV
3) New York City, NY
4) Scottsdale, AZ

Eligibility - We are enrolling men ages 45-74 into three study groups:
1) Former National Football League players
2) Former Varsity College football players
3) Men who have no history of organized contact sports

Compensation - All travel expenses are covered. In addition, participants may receive up to $500 compensation.


Time Commitment – A two day visit at the Boston University School of Medicine for: neurological, cognitive, mood, and behavior exams; advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; collection of blood sample; and lumbar puncture (spinal tap).

Location of Study – In person at the Boston University School of Medicine

Eligibility 
1) Men and women at least 50 years old.
2) Lives in New England and willing to travel to Boston
3) Played a minimum of 5 years of any of the following sports: football, soccer, ice hockey, boxing, MMA, rugby
4) At least 2 of those years occurred at the collegiate, semi-professional, or professional levels

Compensation - $50 gift card to a local grocery store

HOPE: Athlete Cohort - Actively Enrolling

Alyssa Phelps, Recruitment Coordinator

P: 617-358-6545    E: phelps@bu.edu


Time Commitment  - A one-time visit for an hour-long MRI scan

Location of Study - In person at Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Eligibility - Men over the age of 45 who fit into three study groups:
1) Former National Football League players
2) Alzheimer’s Patients
3) Men who have no history of organized contact sports

Compensation - no compensation is provided for participation in this study. 

Cerebral Perfusion and Metabolism in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy - Actively Enrolling

Nicole Gullotti, Recruitment Coordinator

P: 617-358-5382    E: ngullott@bu.edu


Time Commitment  - Aprox. 2 hours each year until you withdraw, or the study is ended

Location of Study - Because the study takes place over the phone and internet, you can participate from anywhere in the world. 

Eligibility - eligibility to participate in the LEGEND study depends on several factors, including history of playing contact sports, enrollment in the military, and history of severe traumatic brain injury. Please call today for a short phone screening to determine if you are eligible to participate. 

Compensation - no compensation is provided for participation in the LEGEND study. 

LEGEND - Enrollment Closed


DETECT - Enrollment Closed

 

 

Time Commitment  - Three full days of various tests Monday-Wednesday

Location of Study - In person at Boston University School of Medicine

Eligibility - No long enrolling, click HERE for published journal articles

Compensation - no compensation is provided for participation in the DETECT study.