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Aging Brain Cohort Needs Research Subjects

COVID-19 Researchers Looking for Participants

Effects of COVID-19 on Neurological, Cognitive and Social/Emotional Well-being in Recovered Patients
Lead Investigator, Julius Fridriksson, Ph.D.

What is the study about?
The University of South Carolina’s Aging Brain Cohort is conducting a research study in collaboration with the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Division of Infectious Diseases. We are interested in studying the effects of COVID-19 on various aspects of cognition and brain health.

Who is eligible?

  • Positive test/Physician Diagnosis of COVID-19 and recovered for 28 day
  • Adults between the ages of 20-80
  • MRI Compatible (e.g. no metal implants, not claustrophobic, etc.)
  • BMI <40
  • Spoken English as Primary Language for at least 20 years 

What to Expect? 

  • 60-90 minutes of surveys that can be completed online at home
  • 60-90 minutes of virtual testing* of memory, attention, and language that play like games and story-telling scenarios
  • 1-hour MRI scan at Prisma Health Heart Hospital
  • For your time and effort, you will receive $70 upon completion of all sessions.

*You must have access to a computer with internet and audio/webcam capabilities.

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