Advance our understanding and treatment of neurological speech and language disorders.

We are currently recruiting for the following studies:

Targeted transcranial electrotherapy to accelerate stroke rehabilitation – Exploratory trial on Aphasia

  • We are currently recruiting stroke survivors with naming difficulty to participate in a study of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and computerized naming treatment.
  • Participants will receive three weeks of computerized treatment for aphasia, along with tDCS or sham (placebo) tDCS, plus pre-and post-treatment MRI and language assessment. Participants who complete all parts of the study will receive $275. This research study is being conducted in the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Free parking is provided.
  • You or someone you know may be eligible if you:
    • had an ischemic stroke at least six months ago
    • have naming difficulties resulting from the stroke
  •  This research study, “Targeted transcranial electrotherapy to accelerate stroke rehabilitation – Exploratory trial on Aphasia” (IRB #14-1311), has been approved by the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board.
  • Please contact us at (919) 843-3699 or  to learn more.
  • This research study is registered.

Aphasia Outcomes

  • Our team of clinicians and researchers is studying:
    • recovery of communication problems following stroke
    • impact of a person’s stroke on the health status and quality of life of their loved ones
  • We are enrolling participants for a research study assessing communication and life activities in:
    • persons with communication problems due to stroke (aphasia)
    • friends and family members of stroke survivors
  • This research study, “Communication, activity, and life participation in adults with aphasia” (IRB #13-0655), has been approved by the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board.

Stroke Registry Information

  • 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.

Profiles of Speech

  • 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

Often we arrange to meet research participants by the information desk in UNC Memorial Hospital.