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Research Projects

New Research Projects

E2: Sex Hormones and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Study is enrolling new participants and participants who participated in previous studies (HEART, ASCEND, ACT) for a two year observational study looking at the relationship between blood and brain sex hormones and Alzheimer's Disease risk factors during middle age. 

Equality in Caregiving is a clinical study to develop a caregiver training program to address the unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual informal caregivers of people living with dementia. 

Ongoing 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 or close family member 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
Research Projects Manager
danielle.d.verble@emory.edu
404.712.7085
Morgan Hecker
Clinical Research Coordinator I
morgan.hecker@emory.edu
404.712.2654

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

We have two lifestyle intervention studies underway. The studies are called ACT and Exert. The purpose of these studies are to learn how a lifestyle intervention has positive effects on the progression of Alzheimer's Disease. ACT is not currently enrolling; however, Exert is enrolling new participants. 

To learn more, or to participate in the Exert study contact:

Morgan Hecker
Clinical Research Coordinator I
morgan.hecker@emory.edu
404.712.2654

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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!