Participate in Research

The following projects are currently recruiting research participants:

Do You Qualify for Our WALLET Study?
Wallet Study flyer  HERE
The IOG study — WALLET (Wealth Accumulations & Later-life Losses in Early cognitive Transitions) — is recruiting men and women age 60 and older who manage their own household finances, but feel like their memory is slipping. To learn more, CLICK HERE
Questions?
Contact Vanessa at 313-664-2604 or vrorai@wayne.edu

The ELECTRA Study Seeks Volunteers for Memory Research
to better understand potential biomarkers that may predict cognitive loss and be the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease. The ELECTRA Study seeks African- American males and females, ages 65 and over. Eligible volunteers will have: Brief neurological assessments Tests of memory and thinking An electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a non-invasive recording of tiny electrical signals from the top of the head. Volunteers receive compensation for participation.
Call 313-577-1276 or email at ELECTRA@wayne.edu to learn more.

Do You Qualify for Our WALLET Study?
View Wallet Study Flyer
The IOG study — WALLET (Wealth Accumulations & Later-life Losses in Early cognitive Transitions) — is recruiting men and women age 60 and older who manage their own household finances, but feel like their memory is slipping. To learn more, CLICK HERE
Questions?
Contact Vanessa at 313-664-2604 or vrorai@wayne.edu

How are you coping with the Covid-19 pandemic?
Wayne State University and the University of Kentucky are studying people's social and psychological reactions to this crisis. Please help us by completing the brief, anonymous survey. Invite others to take the survey, too, and share on social media.
CLICK HERE to take the Covid-19 Experience Survey.

The ELECTRA Study Seeks Volunteers for Memory Research
to better understand potential biomarkers that may predict cognitive loss and be the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease. The ELECTRA Study seeks African- American males and females, ages 65 and over. Eligible volunteers will have: Brief neurological assessments Tests of memory and thinking An electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a non-invasive recording of tiny electrical signals from the top of the head. Volunteers receive compensation for participation.
Call 313-577-1276 or email at ELECTRA@wayne.edu to learn more.


Brain Imaging and Memory Study -- Adults Age 60+ Needed 

Opportunity for healthy older adults with concerning memory complaints and/or a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to participate in research to learn more about aging and the brain. Participants will be compensated $80 for a 6-hour visit (split over 2 days). The study includes an MRI scan, cognitive testing and saliva collection.

For more information, call (313)-664-2670 or email connectlab@wayne.edu


The Financial Decision Rating Scale Development Study
As people get older, they often need to make important financial decisions that will impact themselves and their families for years to come. We are looking for older adults who will help us understand the decision-making processes and thinking skills involved in financial decisions. We will not ask you any detailed questions about your finances or savings. All of your information will be kept completely confidential.

Contact Lisa Ficker, PhD, at 313-664-2530

Brain Aging

Interested in helping research on healthy aging?

Research participants needed for federally funded studies of healthy aging of brain and cognition at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

If you are right–handed, native English speaker, age 50 and older, in good health with no history of neurological or cardiac problems, please call (313) 664-2649 and ask for the "Aging Brain" study or go to www.agingbrain.wayne.edu for more information.
The study includes: MRI scan of the brain, blood tests of cholesterol and glucose, and cognitive testing. The study involves yearly follow-up visits through 2020.
Participants will receive $15 per hour plus parking expenses.


Cognitive Training

Interested in helping research on healthy aging? Curious about the impact of "brain games" on brain function, thinking and problem solving?

Research participants needed for a study on healthy aging of brain and cognition at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

If you are a native English speaker, aged 50 to 70, in good health with no history of neurological or cardiac problems, please call (313) 664-2649 and ask for the "Cognitive Training" study or go to www.agingbrain.wayne.edu for more information.

The study includes: MRI scan of the brain and cognitive testing. Participants in the training group will additionally undergo cognitive training sessions (two one-hour sessions per week for 10 weeks) while control participants will watch two one-hour educational videos per week for 10 weeks and respond to email questionnaires. The study involves yearly follow-up visits through 2017.
Participants will receive $12 per hour plus parking expenses.


Predicting Memory Loss in African Americans
We are conducting a study using sophisticated testing approaches to better understand the potential signs that predict continued cognitive loss and even the earliest potential signs of Alzheimer's disease. We are seeking AfricanAmerican participants both male and female, ages 65 and over. Eligible volunteers will undergo: EEG/ERP, Clinical Neurological Assessments, Memory Testing, and a Gait & Balance Test. Participants will receive compensation for study participation.

 
Contact Study Coordinator: Stephen Campbell at (734) 763-2361 or stepcamp@umich.edu

Children Ages 5-17

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Native English speakers
  • Right-handed
  • Age 5-25
  • Have no braces on teeth
  • Have no non-removable metal on your person
If you are interested in participating, or having your child participate in a study, send us an email at brain.lab.wayne@gmail.com with the prospective participant's age and gender, and we will send you more information.
Visit the Ofen Lab website or call the lab @ 313-664-2646.