Clinical Trials

  • Principal Investigator:

    Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc
    The goal of this study is to focus on the genetic influences on Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. We are looking for families and/or individuals (affected or unaffected) of any ethnic background with a family history of Alzheimer's disease and willing to participate.
  • Principal Investigator:

    James M. Noble, MD, MS
    For more than 30 years, The Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has worked with thousands of participants who have helped provide important insights into how the brain ages and why Alzheimer's disease may develop. We are actively recruiting adults 65 years of age and older who share our commitment to be part of this nationwide study. Younger participants are welcome if there is a personal or family history of memory loss. Participants, both with and without memory problems, will be comprehensively evaluated beginning with a physician taking a history and performing...
  • Principal Investigator:

    James M. Noble, MD, MS
    For more than 30 years, The Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has worked with thousands of participants who have helped provide important insights into how the brain ages and why Alzheimer's disease may develop. We are actively recruiting adults 65 years of age and older who share our commitment to be part of this nationwide study. Younger participants are welcome if there is a personal or family history of memory loss. Participants, both with and without memory problems, will be comprehensively evaluated beginning with a physician taking a history and performing...
  • Principal Investigator:

    James M. Noble, MD, MS
    The purpose of this study is to determine how inflammation is related to changes in the brain that occur during the progression of Alzheimer's disease. If you are eligible for this study, we will ask you to complete 3-4 study visits over the course of about 5 months. Participation includes memory testing, a blood draw, MRI, PET scans, and a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). You will be compensated $750 plus travel costs. After 2 years, we will invite you to return for follow-up.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Edward Denmead Huey, MD
    The purpose of this study is to determine whether different genes are related to the amount of immune cell activity that occurs in the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Participation in this study involves memory testing, a blood draw, MRI, and two PET scans. The second PET scan will involve putting a catheter in your wrist to draw blood during the scan. You will be compensated $500. After one year, we will invite you back to repeat some tests.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Thomas H. Brannagan III, MD
    The main goal of this study is to look at the effect and safety of efgartigimod PH20 SC in people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Another goal of the study is to collect information on how well efgartigimod works, how the body processes efgartigimod, what efgartigimod does to the body, and how your immune system reacts to efgartigimod. This trial will be conducted in 2 stages: An open-label Stage A and a randomized-withdrawal, double-blind, placebo-controlled Stage B. Approximately 360 patients aged 18 years and older male and non-pregnant female are planned to...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Mary R. Welch, MD
    The purpose of this study is to test good and bad effects of these two different drugs against meningioma tumors with altered genes. Today, therapy for meningioma is the same for all patients and is not based on tumor genetic testing. This trial is trying to see if tumor genetic testing would be helpful at guiding treatment in patients with meningioma. Researchers have looked at the DNA material (genes) that can be affected in meningioma and have found several genes that are altered, or mutated. These include the genes called SMO and NF2. When the SMO or NF2 genes are altered, it can cause a...