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In Person CTE Studies

New - DIAGNOSE CTE (Diagnostics, Imaging, and Genetics Network for the Objective Study and Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Research Project

Now Recruiting Participants!

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.

Taylor Platt, Recruitment Coordinator

P: 617-358-6562     E:

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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 Longer Enrolling

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

Over the phone, and online CTE studies

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 - Actively Enrolling

Shannon Conneely, Study Coordinator

P: 617-414-8389    E: