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Tic Genetic Consortium Study

Tic Genetic Consortium Study Seeks Families

Do you know a child who has a lifetime history of a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette, chronic motor tic disorder, chronic vocal tic disorder, or a combined type tic disorder? If so, they may be eligible to participate in a study looking to identify subtypes of Tourette/Tic Disorder, which may lead to more targeted treatment.​

To qualify for this study, both biological parents and the child must participate.​

The study will involve questionnaires as well as a phone interview and a blood draw. Each subject will be paid $15 for the interview and $10 for the blood draw, as well as 51 cents per mile and parking costs for travel to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.​

For more information about taking part in this study, please email samuel-kuperman@uiowa.edu

About the Principal Investigator

Samuel Kuperman, MD​

Dr. Samuel Kuperman is a child psychiatrist who has treated children with Tourette/tic disorder at the University of Iowa Clinics and Hospitals since the early 1980s. He is one of the founding members of the Tourette Genetics Consortium which is based out of Rutgers University and University of California at San Francisco. The current study will take place at six sites in the United States, including University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as multiple sites around the world.