Research studies are looking for volunteers just like you. Both healthy volunteers and participants with specific health conditions are needed to help answer important questions impacting the health of our friends and family. Join us to improve the health of others.

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  • A Study for Active Military Service Members (or recently served); Examining Uncertainty, Health, and Home Safety Practices

    Official Title
    Uncertainty and Firearms: Obtaining Secure Storage (UFOS)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine whether fear of uncertainty plays a role in home safety practices among firearm owners who are currently or have recently served in the U.S. military.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Currently serving in any Branch or Component of the U.S. military, or were discharged from the U.S. military within the past 90 days
    • 18 years or older
    • Own at least one firearm located in your home or vehicle
    • Are able to speak and understand the English language
    • Have an Apple or Android smartphone 
    Age Range
    18 - 99 years
  • Research Study on Aging and Health after Cancer

    Official Title
    E-PROOF: E-intervention for Protein Intake and Resistance Training to Optimize Function
    Purpose

    Our team is looking to improve the health of older cancer survivors after they have completed cancer treatment. Specifically, this 12-week study looks to improve older cancer survivors' physical function and related health outcomes (muscle strength, dietary quality, health-related quality of life, self-efficacy, weight management). 

    Could this study be right for you?

    -History of stage I-III breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer

    -Completion of curative treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery)

    -Have an email address

     

    Age Range
    65 years and up
  • Assessing Non-invasive Spinal Stimulation to Evaluate its Safety and Effectiveness in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

    Official Title
    ExaStim Upper Limb Pivotal Clinical Validation Study
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ExaStim® transcutaneous spinal stimulation on upper extremity function when applied in combination with physical therapy (PT) and/or occupational therapy (OT).

    Participants will be randomized to the stimulation group or a control group. Outcomes will include sensory, motor, and functional tests, as well as questionnaires.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Aged 22 years or older
    • Traumatic chronic spinal cord injury
    • Level of injury between C2-T2
    • No active implanted medical device for electrical stimulation
    • No Botox for 3 months
    • Have a chronic, traumatic SCI (chronic is >12 months since injury, or 6 months if unchanged symptoms)
    • Has some, but limited upper extremity function
    • BMI <40
    • Cannot be pregnant

     

    Age Range
    22 years and up
  • A study assessing the impact of a treatment on anxiety and stress in individuals with memory concerns.

    Official Title
    Treatment of Stress and Anxiety in mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/Mild Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their care partners: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of a treatment on anxiety and stress in individuals with memory concerns and those already with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Mild Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. 

    Could this study be right for you?

    The primary participant must:
    · Be at least 60 years of age
    · Have a “care-partner” that is willing to participate in the full program (such as a spouse, child or a good friend)
    · NOT have a terminal illness or severe motor impairment
    · Be able to use a computer and smartphone and read English at the 6th grade level

    The care partner must:
    · Be at least 18 years of age
    · Be able to use a computer and smartphone and read English at the 6th grade level

    Age Range
    60 - 99 years
  • A Study about Bordetella Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    Official Title
    Identification of novel immunogenic proteins from Bordetella pertussis
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to identify new targets to include in a next generation for pertussis (whooping cough). Our goal is to identify new antigens that generate better immune responses against Bordetella pertussis.

    You will be in the study for one day when you provide the blood sample.

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • 25-40 years old and do not have diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, auto-immune disease
    • Not taking any steroid medications
    • Not pregnant
    • Know your immunization history
    • One time visit
    • Healthy Volunteer
    Age Range
    25 - 40 years
  • A Study to Examine the Effects of Exercise in Reducing Lung Cancer Risk in Long-time Smokers

    Official Title
    The BE FIT Study: Feasibility of an Exercise Intervention on Microbiome and Immune Function
    in a High-Risk Cohort for Lung Cancer

    Purpose

    The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of exercise on long-term smokers in reducing lung cancer risk.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Males and females aged 55 to 77 years old
    • Current or former smokers with a 20-pack year smoking history (equals 1 pack a day for 20 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc) and smoked within the last 15 years
    • Sedentary Lifestyle: fewer than 60 minutes of participation in moderate intensity physical activity each
    • Health Status: participants must be free of severe heart, respiratory (e.g. COPD), or systemic disease that would make moderate intensity exercise participation unsafe
    • Not currently undergoing cancer treatment
    • Not currently taking  Immunosuppressants, bisphosphonates, steroids, or probiotics
    • No plan to change smoking status

     

    Age Range
    55 - 77 years
  • Determining the Best Glasses Prescription for Children with Down Syndrome

    Official Title
    Dilated Wavefront versus Non-Dilated Wavefront for Metric-Optimized Refraction Procedure for Individuals with Down Syndrome
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine whether we can use an instrument that measures how the eye focuses light to determine the best glasses prescription.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Children with Down syndrome age 5 to 17 years
    • Able to do vision tests by naming or matching shapes or letters
    • Able to look at lights for short periods of time
    • No nystagmus (uncontrolled eye movements when trying to look at things)
    • Safe to dilate the eyes - we will screen medical history, eye health, and allergies to determine this
    • No scars on the front of the eye
    • No cataracts
    • No eye diseases like glaucoma or retinal problems
    Age Range
    5 - 17 years
  • A Study about Short-term and Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on Multiple Sensory Systems

    Official Title
    Short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on multiple sensory systems
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on multiple sensory systems, including smell, taste, hearing, and balance.

    The study requires about 2.5 hours of your time for your first visit, during which you may undergo smell, taste, hearing, motion, and balance tests. You may be require to participate several follow-up visits, each last 1.5 hours, if you continue to experience symptoms.

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Adults diagnosed with COVID 19 within the past 1-8 weeks
    • Adults with previous COVID-19 diagnosis and has persistent (>90 days) complaints of sensory dysfunctions (smell, taste, chemesthesis, hearing, balance, dizziness)
    • Adult with a recent (<8 weeks) upper respiratory infection (cold, flu, etc.)
    • Adult with a previous upper respiratory infection (cold, flu, etc.) and has complaints of sensory dysfunctions (smell, taste, hearing, balance, dizziness)
    Age Range
    18 - 99 years
  • A Study about Cancer Survivors’ Preference for Alternative Nicotine-Tobacco Products

    Official Title
    Collecting information to understand cancer survivors’ preference for alternative nicotine-tobacco products
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to understand how cancer survivors view the risks and benefits of nicotine and tobacco products.

    The duration of the study will last two hours. 

     

     

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • At least 21 years old
    • Cancer survivor
    • Currently smoking combustible tobacco
    • Access to an email address and a phone, tablet, or computer with internet access
    • Currently using electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah, etc.) OR interested in trying them in the future
    Age Range
    21 years and up
  • Sweet Spot Study

    Official Title
    E-cigarette Nicotine Concentration and Forms: Differential Appeal to Smokers versus Non-smokers
    Purpose

    This study will examine the effect of different e-cigarettes on product appeal.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • A current e-cigarette user
    • 21-24 years old
    • Willing to attend a study visit

    OR

    • A current smoker
    • 25-50 years old
    • Willing to attend a study visit
    • Willing to try e-cigarettes
    Age Range
    21 - 50 years
  • A Study for Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

    Official Title
    A Multicentre, Randomised, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, 24-week Phase 3 Study with an Open-label Extension to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to see if benralizumab (biologic drug), given as injections under the skin, can help control your Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES) better if it is added to available standard of care HES medications which you may be currently taking. 

    HES (Hypereosinophilic Syndrome) is a disease characterized by high levels of eosinophils (a particular type of white blood cell) in your blood and a build-up of eosinophils in some organs and tissues (like skin, heart, lungs, intestines or others) causing their dysfunction.

    The duration of the study will last 18 months.

    Could this study be right for you?

     

    • Eosinophil (a type of white blood cells) count ≥ 1000 cells/μL at screening
    • Documented diagnosis of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)
    • History of persistent eosinophilia >1500 cells/μL (at least 2 examinations, interval ≥1 month)
    • End organ manifestations attributable to the eosinophilia

    Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information.

    Age Range
    18 years and up
  • A Study about Retirement from Contact Sports after Concussion

    Official Title
    Retirement from contact sports after concussion
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to learn about the experiences of children and young adults after they stop playing contact sports due to concussion.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Male and females aged 14-22 years old
    • Retired from contact sports due to prior concussion

    Additionally, a parent may participate if their child enrolls. 

    Age Range
    14 - 22 years