A Study of Brain Networks and Mobility Function (B-NET Study)

What we are studying

The purpose of this research is to evaluate how changes in the brain are related to changes in your ability to move around over time. B-NET will evaluate the sensory motor cortex (SMC) community structure of the brain using functional MRI and will assess lower extremity mobility function using a test to assess walking, balance and how you get up from a chair. Mobility function will be reassessed at 6, 18 and 30 months and MRIs will be repeated at 30 months.

Who is Eligible

  • All Genders
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 70 - 85

Eligibility Criteria

  • Not Diagnosed with Cancer (Stage 3 or 4)
  • No Chemotherapy or Radiation in the Past Year
  • Not Diagnosed with Heart Failure
  • Not Diagnosed with Breathing or Lung Diseases
  • Not Diagnosed with Liver or Renal Failure Required Dialysis
  • Not Diagnosed with Brain or Nerve Diseases or Injury
  • Not Diagnosed with a Stroke
  • Not Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorder
  • Not Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or Impaired Cognitive Function
  • Must be Able to Walk on One's Own

What is involved

  • 1 phone screener
  • 1 screening visit
  • 2 baseline visits
  • 2 brain MRIs
  • 3 follow up visits


You will be paid $200 if you complete all the scheduled study visits.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Clavenda Canty
Principal Investigator
Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.