Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit
What Participants Are Saying
"It gave me a sense of satisfaction to participate in research that may be helpful to other women in the future. It was especially important for me to feel that I was contributing towards research for women, as this group has been woefully neglected in the past. The team worked around my schedule, was very understanding of any concerns I had, answered my questions thoroughly, and made certain I was comfortable with the process. I'm glad that I had a chance to be part of this."
"The research project on memory gave me the opportunity to participate in a medical study that hopefully will contribute to advances in women's health. The research staff was professional and caring, explaining what to expect, answering my questions, and making me comfortable throughout the process. I would encourage other people to consider participating in future research projects. I am glad I did, and I plan to volunteer again."
"Taking part in this research study has been a very gratifying and pleasant experience. Gratifying in that my participation will ultimately contribute to more understanding of science and perhaps health benefits for some of those who will come after I am gone. Pleasant in the care for me during the studies and the generous appreciation expressed for my being involved. I really enjoyed the process."
"Because I have grandparents who had dementia, I wanted to take part in this study on memory and hormones at the University of Vermont. I was happy to participate in the hopes that more will be learned about aging and memory. Everyone involved was friendly, considerate, and great to work with. Overall it was a wonderful, exciting experience - I was able to expand my knowledge while feeling like I was helping others. I would do it again in a heartbeat."
"I've volunteered for two different memory studies over the past couple of years and would not hesitate to volunteer for new clinical studies in the future. One of the first things that I liked was the care that was taken. I had a thorough medical exam prior to being allowed to participate in the clinical trial. The staff was personable and they treated me like a celebrity. They appreciated me and the other participants for volunteering our time for assisting them in their research. I'm glad for the opportunity to help further research that may benefit women , while more is learned about memory."
"I was thrilled to have an opportunity to participate in a research project here. The research partnership between Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont is a critical piece in providing Vermonters with the latest in evidence-based medical care, and I was happy to be a part of that. Plus, it offered me a chance to learn more about my own health and how to improve it."
"'I don't know anything any more, and what I do know I can't remember!' So says my friend Leah, and we all share her fear of dementia. When I heard of an opportunity to take part in one of Dr. Newhouse's memory studies, I jumped at the chance, and I enjoyed it so much, I actually did it again! CNRU staff are warm, respectful and fun; they make the work a real pleasure. Now that I'm too old to die young, I'm really fussy about how I spend my time. I'm proud to have taken part in these studies, and I would gladly do it again."