UIC Research on Preventing Falling Seeks Volunteer Participants

Clive Pai in front of walkway for training seniors not to fall. Photo / Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

Clive Pai in front of walkway for training seniors not to fall. Photo / Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

by Jean Rogers

Do you worry about falling? Would you like to help answer the questions: Why do people fall? What can we do about it?

Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults; they can be serious and potentially life-threatening. If you would you like to help researchers learn how to reduce the incidence of falls, here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference by volunteering for a promising research project.

Healthy volunteers (age 65 and older) are needed for a research project on falls prevention by Dr. Yi-Chung (Clive) Pai at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To learn more about the project, read this story from UIC News Center, or watch this May 2015 Channel 7/ ABC Eyewitness News feature on Dr. Pai and his research.

Funded by the National Institute on Aging, this project is conducted in the Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis Lab (1919 W. Taylor Street, Room B-56). Participants receive compensation, and they are screened for mobility, bone density and cognition at no charge.

For more information, email Yiru (Emma) Wang (ywang327 [at] uic.edu) or call 312-355-3988.

About FWDCHI

Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.

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