Researchers at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute are actively involved in developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of clinical trials related to neurological conditions.
Partnerships with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, International March of Dimes, Epilepsy Foundation, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania and other nationally recognized organizations mean that our researchers have access to and participate in groundbreaking studies that are typically only available at large academic medical centers.
Our studies are part of local, regional or national research projects, and are often tied to the effectiveness of new medicines or surgical procedures. The trials can also examine how lifestyle or behavioral choices impact the progression of neurological conditions.
The following studies are open and accepting participants:
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Exercise in Stroke Survivors
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder - Prevalence Study
- Measuring Long-Term Changes in Quality of Life (QOL) and Seizure Events Through Electronic Data Collection Using Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) in Patients with Epilepsy Following Tailored Temporal Lobectomy
- Connecting Individuals with ALS to a Support Group Using Adaptive Devices to Connect from Home and/or Assist with Communication
- Managing Arterial Venous Malformations (ARUBA)
For more information about research and clinical studies at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute, please call (814)269-5232.