Biospecimen and Clinical Data Acquisition Neurological and Psychiatric Genetics Repository

WHAT IS THE TITLE OF THE STUDY?

Core B: Biospecimen and Clinical Data Acquisition Neurological and Psychiatric Genetics Repository (NAP-GR)

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?

Dr. Joel Perlmutter and colleagues at Washington University are hoping to collect and store blood/tissue samples from many patients with various movement disorders, as well as from patients without any movement disorders. The purpose of this blood/tissue repository is to allow researchers to have access to blood/tissue samples which they need to conduct studies that may lead to new tests and treatments to prevent or cure many diseases and disorders.

WHO IS NEEDED?

Volunteers with various movement disorders, as well as volunteers without any movement disorders are needed.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?

Duration: This study includes blood drawing and obtaining a medical history on you and your family. Your participation involves one office visit that lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Tests/Procedures: blood draw and medical history interview

Risks: Risks will be discussed with volunteers as part of the informed consent process.

Benefits: By donating your blood/tissue, you will provide an enormously important resource for various types of research. The study of your blood/tissue may one day result in new tests or treatments for many different disorders that could prevent or cure them.

Compensation: There is no financial compensation for volunteering in this study.

WHO IS THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (DOCTOR)?

Joel Perlmutter, MD

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University School of Medicine

Contact Information:

Coordinator Name: Stacy Pratt
Tel: (314) 747-5916
Email: pratts@npg.wustl.edu