Friday, February 16, 2018

Research subjects needed: Aging and Parkinson's disease

We are recruiting older adults and people with Parkinson's disease into three active research protocols at UD.  The Exercise Neuroscience Lab does research related to functional longevity in people with Parkinson's disease and older adults.  

I supervise three wonderful graduate students in this laboratory.  Each of them is on schedule to defend their Thesis or Dissertation and graduate in the spring or early summer.  To say it is crunch time for them is an understatement. 

Each student has urgent needs to recruit subjects for single days of testing.  This would be one visit to the lab at the STAR campus and testing should take less than 2 hours.  You do not need to participate in the exercise program to be in this research.  

We are looking for people with PD who can walk without assistance (use of a cane is ok) and adults who are 55 years of age or older.   

If you can participate in the next month or two, you will be helping to ensure that these talented graduate students can successfully move onto the next phase of their training or careers and you will be making an important contribution to this science.

Two of our recruiting flyers are linked below.  If you contact Rebecca Daniels (details below) she will answer any of your questions and help determine whether you qualify for any of the ongoing studies.

Recruiting Flyer: Older adults

Recruiting Flyer: Parkinson's disease

Contact Rebecca Daniels at or 978-885-0943 for more information.

This research is generously supported by Shake It Off, Inc. and if you live in the area, you should check out the Philly Rabbit Run on Saturday March 31, 2018.

Thank you,
Christopher A. Knight, PhD
University of Delaware