Imaging Genetics of Spasmodic Dysphonia

ID Number 10-1362

Principal Investigator(s)
Kristina Simonyan

Department(s) or Division(s)
Neurology

Description

The purpose of this research study is to investigate changes in the brain associated with genetic risk factors in patients with spasmodic dysphonia compared to healthy volunteers. Those eligible will be healthy right-handed native English speaking volunteers between 21 and 80 years of age. Volunteers will participate in clinico-behavioral testing and in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. Those with a history of neurological psychiatric or voice problems may not qualify. The outpatient research study will be conducted at The Mount Sinai Hospital and may last up to three hours. There is no cost for participation in the study or any tests associated with this research. At the completion of the study participants will be reimbursed. The study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD/NIH) under Award Number R01DC011805. For more information call 212-241-8729 or email dystonia.research@gmail.com. Approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through 01/2/2015.



Contact Information
Estee Rubien-Thomas
(212) 241-1438
estee.rubien-thomas@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes