03 Oct The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project
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 to examine 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.
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.
This study is enrolling men, ages 45-74, from one of the following three groups:
Former NFL players:
• Who played three or more seasons in the NFL
Former college football players:
• Who played three or more seasons of varsity football at the college level
• Who never played organized contact sports beyond college
• Who have NO history of participation in organized contact sports
• Who are NOT diagnosed with brain disorders including dementia and depression
• Who do NOT have significant problems with memory, thinking, mood, or behavior
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
the Diagnostics, Imaging, And Genetics Network for the Objective Study and Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (DIAGNOSE CTE) Research Project
Robert A Stern, PhD
Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., Sc.D.
Eric Reiman, M.D.
Martha Shenton, Ph.D.
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
Luo Ruvo Center for Brain Health
888 W Bonneville Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale
13400 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale Arizona 85259