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News and Events

The Mind and Brain Health Labs has a patient newsletter, a seminar series, neurology grand rounds and research studies throughout the year.

With the help of our community, we are working to discover ways to help patients. By combining research, medicine and technology, we foresee exciting horizons in health care. We invite you to participate in our research. We have a growing registry (IRB #398-15-EP) of people who are interested in participating in research. If you are interested in helping with research or working to change the future of medicine, we encourage you, your family and your friends to contact us at 402-559-6870 or mbhl@unmc.edu.

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Seminar Series

Our virtual seminars offer a platform to foster translational research collaboration and cross-talk across the cognitive and neurosciences related to mind and brain health. Continuing medical education credits are available for physicians and nurses. Sessions are held from noon to 1 p.m. biweekly on Wednesdays.

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Neurology Grand Rounds

This virtual seminar series provide continuing medical education in the clinical neurosciences. Continuing medical education credits are available through UNMC for physicians and nurses. Presentations are transmitted via live videoconference to select off-site locations.
When: Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays

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Studies Enrolling Volunteers

Mind and Brain Health Registry

PI: David E. Warren, PhD Lead Coordinator: Jennifer Merickel, PhD Contact: 402-559-6870 or mbhl@unmc.edu IRB # 398-15-EP Volunteers between the ages of 19-99 are invited to participate in a research registry. The registry will enroll individuals who are interested in participating in clinical and translational research related to mind and brain health. A registry is not an obligation to participate in research. It is simply a contact list of people who agree to be a contacted for research they may be eligible to participate in at some time in the future. In addition, information collected about you and your health as part of your participation in this registry may be used for future, unspecified research.

Monitoring Driver Behavior

PI: Matthew Rizzo, MD Lead Coordinator: Jennifer Merickel, PhD Contact: 402-559-6870 or mbhl@unmc.edu IRB #522-20-FB Volunteers ages 65 to 90 are invited to participate in a research study investigating driver safety in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. This study involves 12 weeks of participation and three study visits. In addition, there will be two longitudinal visits one year and two years later. Volunteers with and without MCI and AD are invited to participate. A camera, which will record driving behavior, will be installed for 12 weeks in the driver’s own car. Compensation is provided.