IHA Research Studies

Bi-functional Molecule for Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
PI: Acharya, Suchismita
BrightFocus Foundation
Project End Date: 6/30/2020

Epigenetic Risk Factors for Early Age at Onset of Alzheimer’s & MCI Among Non-Caribbean Hispanics
PI: Barber Jr., Robert C.
Alzheimer’s Disease Program
Project End Date: 8/31/2020

Interactions between testosterone and oxidative stress in dopamine neurons
PI: Cunningham, Rebecca
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Project End Data 6/30/2020

Using Rodent Behavioral Models to Identify Substance Abuse Pharmacotherapies
PI: Forster, Michael J.
NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project End Data: 1/3/2023

Effects of Aging on Blood Vessels in the Cerebellar Vermis
PI: Jin, Kunlin
National Institute on Aging
Project End Date: 1/31/2021

Magnetically Tissue Plasminogen Activator-Loaded Fe304 Nanorods Improve Thrombolysis Rates after Ischemic Stroke
(For: Jiangnan Hu)

PI: Jin, Kunlin
American Heart Association
Project End Date: 6/30/2020

The Effect of Young and Aged Serum Exosomes on Ischemic Stroke Outcome
(For: Hongxia Zhang)

PI: Jin, Kunlin
American Heart Association
Health Resources & Service Administration
Project End Date: 6/30/2020

Workforce Enhancement Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL)
PI: Knebl, Janice A.
Health Resources & Service Administration
Project End Date: 6/30/2024

Improvement of CRISPR-Cas9 Specificity Through Allosteric Modulation
PI: Liu, Jin
NHLBI: National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Project End Date: 7/31/2022

Discovery of Functionally Selective Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics
PI: Luedtke, Robert
National Institute on Aging
Project End Date: 5/31/2022

PET Radiotracer for Imaging the Dopamine D3 Receptor
PI: Luedtke, Robert
University of Pennsylvania
Project End Date: 2/29/2020

Program Evaluation of the Project Towards No Drug Abuse Ground Zero Program
PI: Nejtek, Vicki A.
Recovery Resource Council
Project End Date: 9/30/2020

Brain-selective therapy to alleviate hot flushed of prostate cancer patients
PI: Prokai, Laszlo
National Cancer Institute
3/31/2020

A novel neuroprotective approach for glaucoma 
PI: Prokai, Katalin T
National Eye Institute
Project End Date: 7/31/2021

Development of a Clinically-Relevant test for Assessment of Cerebral Vascular Function
(For Dr. Alexander Rosenberg)
PI: Rickards, Caroline
NHLBI: National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Project End Date: 5/31/2022

Phase II: A Novel Approach for Improving Cerebral Tissue Blood Flow and Oxgenation via Pulsatile Perfusion Therapy
PI: Rickards, Caroline
American Heart Association
Project End Date: 6/30/2022

Chronic Lower Extremity Heating for the Treatment in Hypertension in Older Women
PI: Romero, Steven
University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Project End Date: 12/31/2023

Collective Action to Drive Systems-Level Change
PI: Severance, Jennifer
United Way of Tarrant County
Project End Date: 6/30/2020

Effect of Novel Compound on Auditory Function and on Biochemical Markers in Aged Mice
PI: Sumien, Nathalie
Neuronascent, Inc.
Project End Date: 6/30/2020

Training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
PI: Sumien, Nathalie
National Insitute on Aging
Project End Date: 4/30/2024

Post stroke cognitive impairment: mechanisms and therapy
PI: Shaohua Yang
National Institute of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Project End Date: 1/31/2024


Clinical Trial vs Clinical Study:

  • Clinical Trial – involves research participants and tests an intervention (potential drug, medical device, activity, procedure, etc.). It follows a pre-defined plan or protocol to evaluate the effects of a medical or behavioral intervention on health outcomes. By taking part in clinical trials, participants not only play a more active role in their own healthcare, but they also can access experimental treatments and help others by contributing to medical research.
  • Clinical Research – Observational study; aims to advance medical knowledge by studying people, either through direct interactions or though the collection and analysis of blood, tissue, or other samples.
  • For more information on the distinction between trials and research studies, please visit: National Institute for Health’s Clinical Research

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