With $3.7M+ from NIH, Andreana Benitez leads a clinical trial on the optimal dose of TMS

With more than $3.7 million in funding from the National Institute on Aging, Medical University of South Carolina neuropsychologist Andreana Benitez, Ph.D., of the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine will lead a phase II clinical trial to determine the optimal dose of transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, needed to improve symptoms for patients with depression and mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. In TMS, a magnet is placed against the patient’s head and stimulates the brain directly underneath.

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