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Participant Help Center

Horak Research LabOnly research can lead to better treatments and eventually the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease (PD). This is the primary mission of the OHSU Parkinson Center. But we can't do it alone.

Our success in developing new drugs and treatments for PD depends on people like you. We count on volunteers who have PD to participate in our research studies.

At any given time there are approximately 15 studies recruiting volunteers at the OHSU Parkinson Center. Studies cover a wide range of healthcare issues in Parkinson's disease (PD).

Research is important in making the most of your PD treatment. If you have been interested in participating in a clinical research trial, but you don't know how to get involved or what is expected of you, you are not alone.

In the following articles, we:

  • Answer some general questions about research
  • Tell you about important past research at the OHSU Parkinson Center
  • Outline what you can expect in a clinical research trial
  • Suggest questions to ask before you join a clinical trial (research study)

participant help centerYour participation is important to our success. Our study coordinators at the OHSU Parkinson Center are available to answer any questions you may have about studies and to talk with you about research opportunities.