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Participating in a Research Study

As part of our core mission to rapidly advance new research innovations to benefit our patients, our faculty and clinicians oversee many research studies. Through voluntary participation in such studies, individuals may help researchers evaluate the safety and effectiveness of investigational treatments, tools and prevention strategies.

Listed below are current opportunities for participation in a research study within the Program in Occupational Therapy. To learn more about participating in a study at Washington University School of Medicine, or to view a list of opportunities offered through the National Institutes of Health, click the arrow at the right to learn more.

Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy is conducting a research study to pilot a self-management program for parents with spinal cord injury/disease (such as MS, ALS, Spina Bifida). Eligible participants are 18 years or older; have a SCI/D, currently a parent, expectant parent, grandparent or guardian of a child or are interested in becoming a parent; able to complete pre/post surveys and attend a two-hour session once a week for four weeks in St. Louis. Participation in the program is voluntary. Those participating will be reimbursed for their time, childcare costs and transportation. For more information, contact project coordinator Carla Walker at (314) 932-1024 or

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