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Participants Sought for Research Study on Post-Stroke Brain

Volunteer participants are being sought for a study examining brain function in individuals who have suffered a stroke. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and utilizes brain scans of post-stroke patients to help determine how the brain has been affected. Researchers hope to enroll a total of 60 people in the study and there is no cost to participate.

“There are no intended therapeutic benefits for participating, though completion of this study may lead to new understanding and treatments for brain dysfunction after stroke,” explained Andrew Goldfine, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital, the study’s lead researcher and a clinical researcher with St. Charles Rehabilitation.

The study takes place at Stony Brook University Hospital and involves tests of thinking, EEG (electroencephalography) monitoring, and a PET/MRI (Positron Emission Tomography/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan.

Individuals who have had a stroke but do not have another brain disorder (such as dementia or Parkinson disease), and who are able to undergo an MRI scan are encouraged to apply.

For more information on how to enroll or for more information, please call the study coordinator at  (631) 474-6797.