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The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity, and Nutrition (CeRPAN) supports interdisciplinary research at UTMB.

The Center is committed to creating relationships among basic and clinical scientists to translate and apply research findings for the benefit of persons with disability or chronic disease and their families. CeRPAN was originally established in 2001 as the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences to provide an infrastructure for research in disability, recovery, and rehabilitation at UTMB. The mission and focus of the Center were expanded in 2013 to integrate research involving physical activity, exercise, function, and nutrition to provide new opportunities for education and scientific training.

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Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3 Now Recruiting Research Participants

Apr 22, 2021, 10:41 AM by CeRPAN
The SPARX3 Study is now recruiting research participants. 

Study Title: Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research trial to learn more about the effects of aerobic exercise on people with Parkinson’s disease. 

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 3 years and are not yet taking medication for your PD symptoms
  • You do not plan to start medication for PD within the next 6 months
  • Are willing to take part in a regular treadmill exercise program 4x/week for 18 months  and participate in study visits periodically for 24 months
  • Are 40-80 years old
  • Are not already participating in a structured exercise program

Principal Investigator:  Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD
Department: UTMB Nutrition & Metabolism

If interested, please contact:
Summer  Chapman, MSN, RN, CCRP
(409) 266-9666

Participants will be recruited under study number: 20-0205

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