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Clinical Research Unit

Our Mission

The mission of the Clinical Research Unit is to advance interdisciplinary care and translational research for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related neurodegenerative disorders.

Clinical studies aid in developing new therapies, identifying people at risk of developing a condition and comparing the effectiveness of different treatments. We will also offer research studies focused on caregivers to identify ways of reducing mental and emotional stress. And, the Adaptive Technology Center of the Gleason Institute provides patient education and information regarding a range of national and local resources.

The Clinical Research Unit supports the full array of clinical research opportunities: trials of new physiological and psychosocial assessment techniques, and exploration of motor and cognitive interventions that can complement drug therapies.

Aligning for Progress

In an effort to continually realize our mission, we leverage a public-private partnership with Providence Health & Services and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute (as the clinical partner). Additionally, other health care systems may cooperate in this clinical effort in the future.