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Research Participants Needed for Brain Imaging of Language and Cognitive Skills After Stroke
 
We have been asked to help recruit participants for a much-needed research study looking at how stroke affects language and other cognitive skills. Drs. Elissa Newport, Alexander Dromerick, Anna Greenwald at the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery (CBPR) at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, are interested in discovering how well children recover from strokes and which brain areas take over for stroke-damaged areas during recovery. This research will allow development of future treatments for children who experience strokes.
 
Children eligible to participate are:
 
• Age 11 or older
• Able to undergo functional MRI while awake and playing computer games
 
AND EITHER
 
• Had a stroke more than a year ago
 
OR
 
• Is a healthy sibling or friend of similar age
 
You and your child can help with this important research that involves absolutely zero radiation or needles! Siblings, friends, and adult survivors of pediatric stroke are also welcome! CPBR staff are happy to help arrange transportation to and from Georgetown University Medical Center. Participants will be paid for their time and, if from out of town, provided with hotel and transportation to and from Washington, DC.
 
You can find the study brochure here. For more information please contact Margot Giannetti McCloskey at Margot.Giannetti@MedStar.net / (202)877-1071 or Catherine Chambers at Catherine.Chambers@georgetown.edu / (202)687-3727