Research Studies

Menopause Research Studies

The Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness is currently recruiting women for a menopause-related research study:


IMPRoving Executive function Study (IMPRES)

Women who enter menopause due to surgical removal of their ovaries are at an increased risk for difficulties with executive function. Executive functioning includes cognitive tasks such as decision-making, memory and attention, problem-solving, and mental flexibility. 

IMPRES is aiming to recruit otherwise healthy women between the ages of 35-58 who have already undergone surgically induced menopause by oophorectomy or hysterectomy within the past 15 years.

The purpose of this study is to look at the relationship between a drug called Vyvanse® and a placebo pill (sugar pill) on the cognition of women in this group. Study participation includes medication, cognitive testing, and questionnaires. 

This is a remote clinical trial, meaning participants can complete the study from home. We are actively recruiting nationwide for this study. 

Women may meet the criteria for study participation if they:

  • Are between 35-58 years old
  • Went through surgically-induced menopause within the last 15 years
  • Are currently experiencing cognitive difficulties since going through menopause
  • Do not have a history of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Are able to attend visits on video chat and send documents remotely

Study procedures include:

  • One time urine drug screening 
  • Questionnaires
  • Cognitive testing 
  • Medication

Participants will receive compensation for their time. 

Please contact the Clinical Research Coordinator, Brianna, for more information today by emailing  or leave a message at 215-573-9695. 

For more detailed information about this study, you can access the Informed Consent Form: Nonimaging_ICF_V5_826981_JAN2021.pdf

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