Enroll-HD (Huntington’s disease)

Purpose

Enroll-HD is a worldwide research study of Huntington’s disease (HD).

The purpose of this research study is to collect clinical information about you and your health. We will also collect biological samples, such as blood and DNA (the genetic material in your blood). Researchers will use this information and samples to learn more about Huntington’s disease and to try to find new treatments for the disease.

This study is for individuals who have been affected by HD or from an HD family.

Procedures

This is a longitudinal study. That means we will ask you to undergo the research procedures about once a year for as long as you are willing to participate.

If you choose to participate in Enroll-HD we will collect some of the following information:

  • Conduct a clinical evaluation of your current medical status and wellbeing
  • Collect a sample of your blood to study your DNA
  • Store the data and biological materials we collect from you in a secure place and make them available for future research.

Additional information such as family history and other samples may be gathered, for more details about study procedures please contact Stephen Gullett:

Eligibility

  • Individuals diagnosed with Huntington’s disease (HD) OR
  • Individuals from a Huntington’s disease (HD) family

For eligibility questions please contact Stephen Gullett:

Age

18 and under
18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Huntington disease, Huntington's disease

Principal Investigator

Nikolaus McFarland, MD, PhD

Contact Information

stephen.gullett@neurology.ufl.edu

352-733-2425


Be an Informed Participant

Before deciding to participate in a research study, take time to learn about clinical research, how it's conducted and your rights as a research participant. Following are some helpful resources from independent sources. Always remember that a clinical research study is research, not treatment.

Know Who to Contact

  • Eligibility: For questions about a specific study and who is eligible to participate, call or email the contact person listed for that study.
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