Alvaro Pascual-Leone is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and program director of the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center at Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. He continues to practice neurology, specializing in behavioral neurology and movement disorders, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Pascual-Leone is a world leader in research and development, clinical application, and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation. His research aims at understanding the mechanisms that control brain plasticity across the life span to be able to modify them for the patient’s optimal behavioral outcome, prevent age-related cognitive decline, and reduce the risk for dementia. He has authored more than 450 scientific papers as well as several books, and is a listed inventor in several patents. He has served as principal investigator of several multicenter clinical and cohort studies.
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What is the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University? How is the Football Players Health Study different? Who are the Player Advisors? I've participated in studies before and I never saw results. How will this study be different? Watch this video to find out.
How is the Football Players Health Study funded? How does Harvard benefit from conducting this study? What's in it for the researchers? Does the funding agency control the data? Watch this video to find out.
"It's the first time the players have directed it. They have basically told us 'these are the areas we care most about," William Meehan, III, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics.
Q1 is the first important stepping in participating in this Study. Watch this video to learn more about why it's critical to the Study.
Learn more from both former players and researchers on how their partnership is making this Study a success.
"We work with the players; they are our team," Lee Nadler, Director of the Football Players Health Study. Listen to researchers and former players discuss the progress made in the second year of the Study.
TeamStudy is the first app dedicated to understanding the health and wellness of former professional football players by engaging thousands of former NFL players and the general public alike. Using Apple's ResearchKit framework, the app will capture information in real-time, as users perform activities in their daily lives. Learn more about the surveys and activities, and hear from the researchers and former players who contributed to the development of the app.
New to the Football Players Health Study? Learn more about the first year by watching this video with key researchers and former players.