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Risk Reduction for Alzheimer's Disease Study

The Risk Reduction for Alzheimer's Disease (rrAD) study is testing if aerobic exercise alone or combined with reducing blood pressure and cholesterol through intensive medical management will reduce the risk of cognitive changes over two years compared to the current standard approach for medical management of blood pressure and cholesterol.

Individuals may qualify for the rrAD study if they are between 60 and 85 years of age, have concerns about their memory or have a parent or sibling with a diagnosis of dementia, and have high blood pressure. 

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about participating, please contact Tammy Lewis at 214-345-4665 or ieembrain@texashealth.org. You may also visit the study website.

Asthma and Caregiver Depression

If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 17 diagnosed with asthma and you are also experiencing any of the following symptoms: feelings of sadness or hopelessness; loss of interest or pleasure in doing things; sleep or appetite problems; difficulty concentrating; inability to stop worrying or trouble relaxing; and/or mental or physical fatigue, your child and you may qualify to participate in a research study at UT Southwestern that could help improve your mood and your child’s asthma symptoms. If you qualify for this study, you and your child will be compensated for your time and effort. To learn more about this study or eligibility, please contact the Psychoneuroendocrine Research Group at 214-645-6967 or pne@utsouthwestern.edu. You may also visit the study website

Participants Needed for Depression Study

Participants are needed for a study examining exercise as treatment for depression. You may be able to participate if you: are between the ages of 18-65, speak English, are not currently taking any antidepressant medication, and are not currently physically active. Eligible participants may be compensated for their time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call Kendall Sharp at 214-648-5237 (Kendall.Sharp@UTSouthwestern.edu).”

Kidney Disease Study

The Hypertension Section is conducting research to study the blood flow in the skeletal muscles and nerve activity that controls blood flow in individuals with kidney disease between ages 18 and 75. They are looking for research volunteers with and without kidney disease. Volunteers must have blood pressure that is less than 140/90. Volunteers cannot have other medical problems (e.g. diabetes, liver disease, heart problems). Volunteers will receive a free health examination and blood test. Compensation will be provided at the completion of the study. To learn more, contact Poghni Peri-Okonny at 214-648-3180 or Poghni.Peri-Okonny@UTSouthwestern.edu.