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LEARNit Study: Lifestyle Enriching Activities for Research in Neuroscience, intervention trial

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University of Southern California

  • 3 people are interested

The goal of this study is to examine the relationship between physical or mental activity and brain health.

This is a non-drug, behavioral clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Health.

What does our study involve?

Eligible participants will participate in a 6-month, at-home, healthy living program involving either physical or mental activity. Participants will visit USC’s Health Sciences Campus to complete physical testing, brain scans (MRI and PET), cognitive testing, blood draw, and questionnaires. Potential volunteers include individuals 55-80 years of age who are able to walk without assistance and are willing to complete three study visits (about 10 hours over two separate days) at USC’s Health Sciences Campus over a 12-month period.

There are no charges for the study procedures, at-home visits, or materials. Participants receive monetary compensation for their time.

If you are interested in becoming a participant in this very important aging and brain research study, please contact Joy Stradford or Teresa Monreal at LEARNstudy@ini.usc.edu or call 323-442-0141 for more information.

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About University of Southern California


Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90033, US

Mission Statement

Our research is focused on identifying risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and developing innovative interventions for improving brain and cognitive health in older adults. Using a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and neuroimaging techniques, our primary goal is Alzheimer’s prevention.


The Imaging, Aging and Dementia Lab (IADL) is an academic research lab at the University of Southern California and a part of the Laboratory of Neuroimaging (LONI) at the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging Institute in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Pa is an Associate Professor in the department of Neurology and a training faculty mentor for Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Biokinesiology.

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USC Health Sciences CampusLos Angeles, CA 90033




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 55
  • The at-home intervention is 6 months. The total length of the study is 12 months.

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