Risk Factors Underlying Essential Tremor

Research Studies

Dr. Elan Louis, chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and his colleagues at UT Southwestern Medical Center are conducting a groundbreaking, local research initiative in the study of essential tremor. Risk factors underlying essential tremor (RULET) is a research study that tracks the environmental causes associated with movement disorders such as Essential Tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). This NIH funded study is excited to begin recruitment in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We hope that you will help us complete this unique research.

Interested candidate should meet the following criteria:

  1. You are at least 50 years old.
  2. You live near UTSW (maximum of 3hrs away by car)
  3. You have been diagnosed with Essential Tremor
  4. You do not have a medical history of Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Dystonia

If you decide to enroll, you will take part in a phone screening and an in-person interview that lasts approximately three hours. A research assistant will travel to your home at no cost to you. The interview includes a blood draw, a neurological videotaped evaluation and the completion of several questionnaires.  You will be compensated for your time ($40)

If you are interested or have any questions, please call 214-648-9884, 214-648-3485, 214-645-6239 or e-mail us at: rulet@utsouthwestern.edu