Currently Recruiting Clinical Trials and Studies

Note: AFTD is under no obligation to publicize any study, and may turn down such a request at any time. AFTD at no time “endorses” or “approves” any study, whether or not it chooses to publicize it.


There is much to learn about Frontotemporal Dementia, especially when it comes to finding the best way to measure its symptoms and impact on individuals’ everyday lives.

If you have Frontotemporal Dementia, you may want to consider the FORWARD study.

What is the purpose of the FORWARD study?

This is an observational study designed to learn more about FTD and to find answers to important questions, such as “how do symptoms change over time?” Eligible participants will work with study staff over the course of a year to answer questions about their daily functioning, as well as participate in cognitive assessments.

Who can participate?

You may be eligible to participate in the FORWARD study if you:

  • Are 18 to 80 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD)
  • Other criteria may apply

To find out if you may be eligible to participate, please contact one of the currently recruiting investigative sites near you listed below. Additional information can be found on by navigating to this page:


Site # PI Name Site City Postal Code Site Contact Site Contact Email Site Contact Phone #
103 Grossman, Murray Penn Memory Center Philadelphia, PA 19104 Courtney Igne Email 215-662-3596
104 Roberson, Erik University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35233 Emily McKinley Email 205-996-3659
105 Domoto-Reilly, Kimiko University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA 98195-6424 Christina Caso Email 206-221-9038
106 Mendez, Mario UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90095 Diana Chavez Email 310-478-3711, Ext: 48176
107 Galvin, James Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431 Marcia Walker Email 561-297-4984
108 Hales, Chadwick Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA 30322 Attis, Tamara Email 404-712-6914