Clinical Trials

Dr, Betsy Corwin

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PI Title  Purpose  Eligibility  Contact Info 
Gary, Rebecca EXerCISE to Improve CogniTive Outcomes in Heart Failure (EXCITE-HF) This study will compare whether a combined exercise and cognitive retraining computerized program, exercise alone or a stretching and flexibility routine improves memory, attention and concentration in persons with stable heart failure.
  • Must be diagnosed with stable HF
  • be able to undergo a treadmill test
  • not currently exercising more than 3 times per week for 30 minutes
  • have a home computer with internet access.
Dr. Rebecca Gary
Holstad, Marcia  Music for Health Project Testing a smartphone app that contains a music program designed to educate and motivate HIV infected persons to take to their medications and manage side effects.
  • Starting antiretroviral meds for 1st time or have changed meds within 3 months.
  • Able to hear the music program.
  • Understand & Speak English.
  • Willing to complete 4 computerized assessments and pill counts, hair sample analysis, and be randomly assigned to one of the study groups.
  • Willing to use a study supplied smart phone and mobile app.
  • Age 18 or older
Derek Jobe
Holstad, Marcia  Living Well Project Early palliative care plus motivational interviewing for persons newly diagnosed with AIDS.
  • Diagnosed with AIDS in past 6 months OR diagnosed with AIDS over 6 months but out of care.
  • Are not currently taking antiretroviral medications.
  • Age 18 or older
Amy Lovvorn
Kelly, Ursula Yoga for Female Verterans with PTSD and MST  The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of evaluating the effectiveness of standard PTSD psychotherapy  treatments versus trauma-sensitive yoga for female Veterans who have PTSD and experienced military sexual trauma
  • Female Veterans seeking treatment in the Atlanta VAMC Trauma Recovery Program for PTSD related to military sexual trauma.
Sharon “Ashley” McCullough 
404.321.6111 x7026 
Xiao, Canhua  Fatigue in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer This study is to understand fatigue in patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiotherapy, and the findings from this study will provide information for the management of fatigue and ultimately improve the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. 
  • Have the diagnosis of head and neck cancer
  • have no distant metastasis
  • have good functional status
  • are ≥ 21 years of age
  • have adequate bone marrow and kidney function
  • have no symptomatic coronary artery disease
  • have previous invasive malignancies but remaining disease free for > 3 years
  • are going to receive radiotherapy at Emory clinic. 
  • Patients with major psychiatric disorders or who cannot understand English may not be eligible.  The patients may not be eligible if they have chronic medical conditions involving the immune system (e.g., HIV, hepatitis B or C) or regular use of immunosuppressive medications (such as glucocorticoids, methotrexate). 
Canhua Xiao
Yeager, Kate  CARE study (Cancer pain Relief for Everyone / Adherence in African Americans Being Treated for Cancer Pain This study is examining the individual, social, and neighborhood influences on how individuals  take pain medications for the relief of cancer pain.
  • 21 years or older 
  • Is African American 
  • Was born in United States 
  • Has cancer diagnosis:
  • Is in possession of prescription for Around the Clock or Extended Release Opiate (for example- Morphine ER,  MS Contin, OxyContin) 
  • Is mentally competent (as determined by provider) 
  • Is living at home (not in nursing home) 
  • Has lived at current residence for last year 
  • Lives in one of the following counties in Georgia (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties)
  • Has NOT had surgery in last month 
  • Is NOT using pillbox for opiates 
Kate Yeager