MRRI’s Research Registry Helps Scientists Make Important Discoveries and Develop New Treatments

Founded in 2000, the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) Research Registry is a computer database that allows MossRehab patients and members of the community to learn about research opportunities that may ultimately benefit them or others. The Registry is directed by Sharon M. Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP, and it is a unique and valuable resource for MRRI scientists and collaborators.  

MRRI scientists conduct cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury treatments and outcomes, and movement science and mobility rehabilitation. To answer important questions about the nervous system and how to advance neurorehabilitation treatments, MRRI scientists recruit volunteers to participate in a wide variety of research studies.  

The MRRI Research Registry allows researchers to identify individuals who are interested in volunteering for ongoing or future research studies. Individuals who join the Registry may have an opportunity to participate in one or more studies that assess speech and language (e.g. aphasia), attention, memory, movement, and/or emotional well-being. These studies include advanced techniques in neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neurostimulation, and robotics, as well as the evaluation of novel treatments and the development of new technology.  

Currently there are 2,021 members in the MRRI Research Registry, and it continues to grow. Registry members include adults aged 18 – 89 years old with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinson-like symptoms, as well as individuals who do not have a neurological condition. As MRRI continues to expand and establish new research laboratories, the MRRI Research Registry may begin recruiting populations with other neurological diagnoses. Participation in each research opportunity is completely voluntary, and to date, members of the MRRI Research Registry have contributed to 157 different research studies.  

MRRI scientists are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities through research. The time, effort, and dedication of research participants has been critical in the success of MRRI scientists in advancing our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. For more information about the MRRI Research Registry and how to get involved, visit the Registry webpage or read the Registry brochure

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