Albuquerque Neuroscience, Inc. is a local, family-owned medical clinic that also happens to be a clinical investigational site contributing to the development of new treatment for psychiatric illnesses, reports KRQE Fox New Mexico. Currently, the clinic is conducting a clinical trial on participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

Who is Albuquerque Neuroscience?

Abuquerque Neuroscience is dedicated to performing high quality research in the field of human diseases of the central nervous system with a focus on psychiatric disorders. 

The Founders

Albuquerque Neuroscience was founded over 30 years ago to perform clinical trials of psychiatric medications by principal investigator Glenn Michael Dempsey and Geraldine O. Dempsey, BSN.

Key Staff

Key staff include Paula J. Lane, MD, who has served as an investigator in over 150 clinical trials in the areas of obesity, diabetes, cardiology and hypertension among many other areas. Also, Diane K. Combs, MD is a board certified family physician and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has over 30 years of experience as well as research experience with Albuquerque Neuroscience, Inc.

Specialization

Albuquerque Neuroscience specializes in a range of therapeutic areas from Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety to Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Infrastructure

They report that in addition to highly trained staff they offer a high quality infrastructure (e.g. Good Clinical Practices/GcP), psychometrics, structured diagnostic instruments, phlebotomy, ECG collection and the use of various electronic data collection platforms. They work with local compounding pharmacies, imaging centers, and medical specialists as needed. Their studies are overseen by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

The Study

Clinical Research Coordinator Anderson Riddle noted that this current study focuses on the role that oral and dental health play in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Study participation lasts up to a year and a half.  The participant needs to have a caregiver or partner to accompany them for all site visits. 

Call to Action: Are you based in the New Mexico area and have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?  This study could be of interest. See their Facebook page.

Source: FOX New Mexico

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