STARS Sleep and Cognition Study

This research study is examining how sleep difficulties affect the brain and daytime function. We are recruiting adults who:

• Are age 65 to 80
• Have difficulty staying asleep at night
• Are not being treated for sleep apnea
• Are not taking psychiatric medications

The study involves 1 daytime and 2 overnight visits. Each overnight visit will include paper and computer cognitive tasks and a 20-minute MRI scan.

This study is open to recruitment.

Principal Investigator:
Kristine Wilckens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Associates:
Christine Peng; 412-246-6428; pengcw@upmc.edu
Kara Rickford; 412-246-6423; rickfordk@upmc.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the STARS study, please contact Christine or Kara.