Research Studies & Clinical Trials

This is What the Future Looks Like

St. Luke’s is home to dedicated researchers who help shape the rehabilitation field through ongoing studies and clinical trials. We’re proud to spearhead a variety of ethics board-approved research projects. Our current studies include: 

MRI-based Biomarkers for Characterization of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Investigators: Bryn Martin, PhD (U of I); Gregory T. Carter, MD; Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Brian Petersen, MD (Inland Imaging)

Effects of Colored Light Exposure on Sleep Disturbance, Fatigue, and Functional Outcomes Following Acute Brain Injury
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Kimberly Honn, PhD (WSU); Gregory T. Carter, MD; Lauren Brown, DPT; Haley Zizzi, OTR

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of FLX-787-ODT for Treatment of Muscle Cramps in Adult Subjects with Motor Neuron Disease (Protocol FLX-787-203)
Investigator: Gregory T. Carter, MD

International, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III study assessing in parallel groups the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of PXT3003 in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease type 1A treated 15 months (Protocol CLN-PXT3003-02)
Investigators: Gregory T. Carter, MD

International, multi-center, double blind 9-month follow-up extension study assessing the long term safety and tolerability of PXT3003 in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease type 1A (Protocol CLN-PXT3003-03)
Investigator: Gregory T. Carter, MD 

Using Wearable Motion Sensors to Measure Patient Physical Activity during Rehabilitation
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Diane Cook, PhD (WSU); Gina Sprint, PhD (WSU)

Comparison of Two Psycho-educational Family Group Interventions for Persons with SCI and their Caregivers
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Dennis G. Dyck, PhD (WSU)

Using Wearable Motion Sensors to Measure Rehabilitation Patient Gait Characteristics
Investigators: Diane Cook, PhD (WSU); Gina Sprint, PhD (WSU); Vladimir Borisov, MS (WSU); Douglas L. Weeks, PhD

The Modified Mini-Mental State Examination as an Indicator of Cognitive Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Sara Ambrose, MS, CCC-SLP; Jennifer Lawton, MS, CCC-SLP; Angelique Tindall, PhD, RD

Simulated Rehabilitation Environment to Support Home and Community Reintegration
Investigators: Kayela Robertson, PhD (WSU); Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD (WSU); Douglas L. Weeks, PhD

Psychosocial Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Progress
Investigators: Bruce Wright, MD (WSU); Kathleen Caffrey, BS (WSU)


If you would like more information about participating in St. Luke’s studies, please email SLRIresearch@st-lukes.org or call (509) 473-6234.

   

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