Patient Engagement Mission
Our study participants make invaluable contributions to neuroscience!
We are committed to continuously evaluating ethics in our research, including creating better ways to engage and give back to patients who participate in our research studies. Our questions include:
can the surgical experience be improved for patients through research participation?
do patients engaged in research have a better understanding of their neurosurgical therapy?
does understanding our research add value to the patient experience in other ways?
can engaged patients help educate our communities about neuroscience?
we are working to
Improve the Research Experience
We work with patients to understand their experiences participating in our research studies, and how we can improve them.
Support Informed Consent
We focus on providing comprehensive and accessible materials about our research studies to best support patients in deciding whether or not to participate.
Give Back to Our Participants
In return for our participants' generosity, we are developing materials to communicate the significance of their research contribution to neuroscience.
Develop Partnerships with our Patients
We aim to expand our relationship with the patients that participate in our studies by engaging them as partners in intracranial neuroscience research.
team members you may meet
read more about human intracranial neuroscience and our work
Read about the ethics of intracranial research in a recent issue of Science magazine that discusses our lab's work.