Image Parkinson’s Disease Progression Study

Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to investigate how the brain and motor behavior changes Parkinson’s disease over time in response to rasagiline and to investigate new methods of evaluating non-invasive MRI-based biomarkers of PD progression in the brain. The drug rasagiline will be tested in this study.

Rasagiline has been prescribed by doctors for many years to treat symptomatic Parkinson’s disease. It is FDA approved for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease but has not been shown to slow disease progression.

Procedures

  • 2 testing days in Gainesville: baseline and after one year
  • Testing days involve cognitive, motor, and MRI testing
  • After first test, you will be placed into one of two groups and receive one year of either rasagiline or placebo
  • All costs covered by study including medication (placebo or rasagiline), travel, hotel, and stipend

Eligibility

  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within last 5 years
  • 40-77 years old

For additional study information, please contact David Vaillancourt:

Study Information Flyer

Age

N/A

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Parkinson disease, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease - resources, Neurology

Principal Investigator

David Vaillancourt, PhD

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

vcourt@ufl.edu

(352) 294-1770


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