SPARX3 (Study in Parkinson's Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial)

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 Jessica Spahn at (409) 747-1633 or jlspahn@utmb.eduParticipants will be recruited under study number: 20-0205.

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