Current Research Studies

Brain Imaging Study

Brain Imaging Study

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of MedicineUniversity of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine is conducting a brain imaging study on children and adults with Angelman syndrome, who are deletion positive, ages 3 years to adulthood.

The goal of the study is to gather information about how the brain is affected in AS, and potentially provide clues to identify therapeutic targets for interventions.

Families will be compensated $150 for participating and reimbursed for travel related expenses.


Participation Requirements

In order to participate, your child must meet the following criteria: 

  • Age of child with AS is 3 years old or older
  • Deletion positive diagnosis

What does participation involve?

  • Family must travel to UNC for the visit. 
  • Participants will receive behavioral and cognitive assessments
  • Participant will undergo sedation for an MRI scan of the brain

What is MRI?

MRI (or Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a medical technology used to view the inside of the body without using X-rays or radiation. MRI can produce detailed 3D images of the brain, which is safe and painless.

Have questions or want to enroll your child?

To enroll or get more information, contact Julia Gross at (email is best/quickest) or 919-966-8032.


The Angelman Syndrome Foundation does not endorse any clinical trial or study, but provides information to the AS community for its own consideration.