COVID-19 Brain Study

Volunteer for a strictly confidential clinical research study to help determine how COVID-19 may cause lasting effects on the brain.

All inquiries are welcome! Screening includes physical and neurological exams. Compensation will be provided for completed procedures.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Speak English
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • With or without a history of COVID-19
  • Are able to have an MRI (brain scan)
  • Meet other study criteria

Please call for more information: 410-706-1029 / x1031

ABCD Study

The University of Maryland is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study, which will look at how different activities affect adolescent brain development.

Participants for this study must be 9 or 10 years old, and the study will be performed at multiple University of Maryland facilities in and near Baltimore.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study, or to request information, please call 410-706-2223 (ABCD) or email us at Learn more about our study procedures.

Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR)

Housed in the new HSF-III facility at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, CAIR was created in 2018 to consolidate major research resources in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. CAIR focuses on developing and using cutting edge imaging modalities such as advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hyperpolarized imaging, positron-emission tomography (PET) and focused ultrasound. Scientists use these techniques in groundbreaking ways to help understand disease processes and advance diagnostic imaging, with the goal of improving treatment for patients in the clinical setting.

CAIR is supported by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal and foundation funding.

Center for Integration of Metabolic Imaging & Therapeutics (CIMIT)
Thomas Ernst, PhD

Research Leadership

Bruce Wasserman, MD
Vice Chair, Research

Dheeraj Gandhi, MBBS
Associate Vice Chair, Research

Linda Chang, MD, MS
Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Research Publications