The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project

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The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is an NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded study focused on developing methods of diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) during life and examining potential risk factors for the disease. CTE is a degenerative brain disease, thought to be caused, in part, by repetitive head impacts, such as those sustained by playing football. At this time, CTE can only be diagnosed after death through an autopsy.
This study is enrolling African American men, ages 45-74 who:

  • Have NO history of participation in organized contact sports
  • Have NO history of traumatic brain injury or concussion
  • Who do NOT have significant problems with memory, thinking, mood, or behavior

Participation involves a 3-day study visit to one of four study sites (Boston, Las Vegas, New York City, and Scottsdale). All travel expenses are covered. In addition, participants may receive up to $500 compensation. Please contact [email protected] or call us at 617-358-5443 if you are interested in learning more.

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