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 a 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.

Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC)

The Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that provides support and infrastructure for research in magnetic resonance imaging at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The MRRC is located in the 1st floor of the Paca-Pratt Building on the University of Maryland's downtown campus, with multiple research facilities on campus and in affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Director - Rao Gullapalli, PhD

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

Core for Translation Research in Imaging at Maryland (C-TRIM)
Rao Gullapalli, PhD

Biomedical Data Mining Laboratory (BDML)
Edward Herskovits, MD, PhD

Research Leadership

Edward Herskovits, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Dheeraj Gandhi, MBBS
Associate Vice Chair, Research

Research Publications