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Individuals Needed for Clinical Imaging Studies

We are seeking individuals age 60 and older with or without memory problems for research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. The results of this research could have significant implications for clinical practice, research and education.

Below are reasons why subjects cannot participate:

  • Pacemakers
  • Claustrophobia
  • Stroke
  • Brain or neurological diseases

For more information, please call:
(415) 221-4810 x2-3412


Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative


The purpose of this study is to examine how brain imaging technology can be used with other tests to measure the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We are currently accepting healthy volunteers ages 55 to 90; as well as individuals with pre-clinical, early, and middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information, please visit the ADNI website:


Brain Health Registry - Online Test Validation Project

Brain Health Registry

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of unsupervised online cognitive tests that are a part of the Brain Health Registry to determine if these tests are as useful and meaningful as other cognitive tests done in clinical settings.

This study will:

  • measure thinking and memory in an unsupervised online setting
  • measure thinking and memory online in a supervised setting
  • measure thinking and memory in person in the clinic using paper/pencil tests

You can participate in this study if you…

  • Are 60 years of age or older
  • Are fluent in English
  • Do not have a significant neurological disease
  • Do not have a recent history of substance or alcohol abuse

For more information:
(415) 221-4810 ext. 2-2824
Email: [email protected]


The Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans (DOD ADNI)

The purpose of DOD ADNI is to examine the possible connections between TBI and PTSD, and the signs and symptoms of AD on Veterans as they age. The information collected will help us to learn more about how these injuries may affect Veterans of the Vietnam War as they grow older, as well as Veterans of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who also have these types of combat related injuries.

Nationwide, approximately 1,000 people may participate in the screening interview and 500 in the Clinical Telephone Interview. The clinical interview will help us identify approximately 400 Vietnam War Veterans who will be referred for the in-person clinic visits. Approximately 300 Vietnam War Veterans will be eligible to complete the entire study.

The results of DOD ADNI study will lead to greater efforts to develop treatment and prevention studies to help reduce these long term effects of TBI and PTSD injuries.

For more information on how to get involved, please call:

Or visit our website:  DOD ADNI


Gulf War Health Study

We are conducting a study on the health effects of military service in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. The study is being conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Study participants will receive compensation for time spent in the study ($30/hour for approximately 6-7 hours) as well as a stipend to cover meals, travel expenses, and lodging accommodations. Study procedures include: 

  • a structured clinical interview (to help us determine if you meet the study entry criteria)
  • cognitive tests
  • self-report health questionnaires
  • one-hour MRI of the brain
  • a saliva sample
If you are interested in finding out more about the study, please call:
(415) 221-4810 x2-2562