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Observational Studies


Longitudinal Innate Immunity and Aging (LIIA) 

How Does Inflammation Affect the Aging Brain? Research Study Investigates Aging, Memory, and Immune Function. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for interested adults 60 and over to participate in a research study examining how inflammation influences brain health. Data gathered from this study will be used to better understand how inflammation may or may not disrupt thinking and memory.

PI: Brianne M Bettcher
COMIRB#: 18-2607





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Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center Longitudinal Biomarker and Clinical Phenotyping Study

Research Study to Help Us Better Understand Alzheimer's Disease, Down Syndrome, and Other Types of Thinking/Memory Problems

This study will establish a large bank of samples and data for future research into the causes of and treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), Down Syndrome (DS), and other diseases that cause thinking and memory problems. 

PI: Brianne M Bettcher
COMIRB#: 15-1774


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STUDY OF BRAIN ACTIVITY DURING SLEEP

The University of Colorado is conducting a research study to understand how boosting normal brainwaves might influence the neuroprotective and memory functions of sleep. Eligible participants will wear a device to measure and reinforce normal sleep brain activity while in their homes and complete memory and thinking testing.

COMIRB#: 16-1875

PI: Brice McConnell, MD

Department of Neurology, University of Colorado​





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Immunity, mTBI, and Alzheimer's Biomarkers [ImTAB] 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Have You Had a Concussion in the Past 5 Years? Research Study Investigates Concussions and BRain Health in Older Adults 65+


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for interested adults 65 and over to participate in a research study examining how a concussion sustained in late life relates to inflammation and brain health. Data gathered from this study will be used to better understand how concussion may or may not disrupt thinking, the immune system, and brain health in late life. 

PI: Brianne M Bettcher
COMIRB#: 19-1423