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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 27, 2004

Individuals Ages 25-55 Invited To Participate In UI Driving Study

University of Iowa Health Care researchers are conducting a study on mobility and aging in the hope of developing techniques aimed at helping individuals improve their daily lives.

Men and women, ages 25 to 55, who are legally licensed and presently driving may be eligible to participate in the study.

Study participants will be asked to take computer tests, fill out questionnaires and drive a driving simulator. The study consists of one session. The session lasts about four hours. Compensation for time and effort is available. Minorities are encouraged to participate.

For more information, contact Matthew Rizzo, M.D., UI professor of neurology, or his research assistant Ida Kellison at 319-356-2240.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Study Participants: Ida Kellison at 319-356-2240;
Media only: Jennifer Brown, 319-335-9917, jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu