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Ongoing Research Projects

We currently have 2 research studies underway. The studies are called ASCEND and the HEART Project. The purpose of these studies is to learn how blood flow in your body is related to Alzheimer's disease risk both naturally, over time (the ASCEND study) and by using FDA approved blood pressure medications (the HEART project). The HEART project is currently enrolling:
  • Middle-aged individuals (45 yrs and over)
  • African-American
  • People who have a parent with Alzheimer's disease
  • People with normal cognition
A brief description of these studies and links to the study flyers are available below. To learn more, or to participate in the HEART study contact:
Danielle Verble
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Hannah Pak
Clinical Research Coordinator I
Click on the images below for more information concerning the ASCEND (no longer enrolling), HEART, ACT, EXERT, & The Spirit Lives On studies:

Click here for more about the ASCEND Study

Click here for more about the HEART Study

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The Spirit Lives On

Click below to view the HEART project in the news!
Click below to view the Arts & Sciences Project in the news!