Current Studies

Prank Study

PRANK Study – Polygenic Risk of Alzheimer’s disease in Nebraska Kids
(IRB# 436-19-EP)

Purpose: 
The purpose of this study is to test the relationship between genetic/genomic AD risk factors and brain/cognitive development by having participants complete behavioral tests, provide a saliva sample, and undergo magnetic resonance imaging. This allows us to measure how genetic factors affect brain development and to elucidate lifelong trends for AD risk while highlighting new opportunities for early intervention. To this end, data will be collected from a healthy group of youth volunteers.

Procedures:   
*All procedures in this study are non-invasive*

Participants may be asked to:

Eligibility: 
Age: 8 – 13 years of age 
Health: Medically healthy and typically developing 
Consent: Legal guardian must be able to provide consent 
Assent: Child must be able to provide assent 
Capacity: Child must be able to comply with instructions and comfortably sit still during tasks

If you are interested in having your children participate in this study, click here.




 TMS Study

Targeted TMS Study – Targeted transcranial magnetic stimulation to improve hippocampal dependent declarative memory abilities (IRB# 096-18-FB)

Purpose:
The purpose of the current study is to test how targeted, non-invasive brain stimulation affects cognitive abilities such as memory in healthy adults and patients with mild memory impairment. This will be done using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and a series of behavioral tests. Results of this study could provide more insight about brain function with memory, and potentially inform future treatment of memory disorders.

Procedures: 
*All procedures in this study are non-invasive*

Participants may be asked to:

Eligibility:
Age: 19 years of age or older
Health: Healthy OR diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment
Consent: Must be able to provide consent
Capacity: Must be able to comply with instructions and sit still during tasks

For more information about this study, click here

Research Collaborations