Research Opportunities

You can help advance our understanding and treatment of neurological speech and language disorders. We are currently recruiting for the following studies:

  • Auditory masking effects on speech fluency in aphasia and apraxia of speech

    • We are currently recruiting stroke survivors with speech or language difficulties (i.e. aphasia) to participate in a research study investigating the effects of listening to noise on speech.
    • You or someone you know may be eligible if you have experienced an ischemic stroke at least six weeks ago and have speech or language problems resulting from the stroke.
    • This research study, “Auditory masking effects on speech fluency in aphasia and apraxia of speech” (IRB #10-0503), has been approved by the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board.
    • For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Adam Jacks, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at (919) 966-9464 or
  • Stroke Registry

    • As part of the UNC Center for Stroke-Related Research in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, we maintain a registry of potential stroke research study participants. You may join the registry if you would like information about ongoing and new studies in aphasia and stroke rehabilitation. To join the registry, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM, read and fill it out, and send it in!
    • For more information, contact the Center for Aphasia and Related Research at: (919) 843-3699 or
  • Profiles of Speech Production in Adults with Acquired Left Cerebral Lesion

    • Many people have difficulties articulating speech after a stroke. The purpose of this study is to develop stable and sensitive measures of differences in speech production and to track their change over time.


Directions to UNC Memorial Hospital

For directions to UNC Medical Center, please click here. For additional directions from I40, please click here.  Often we arrange to meet research participants by the information desk in UNC Memorial Hospital.