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  • A Study about Brain Imaging on Forming Impressions of Food

    Official Title
    Decoding Social Perceptions in Naturalistic Contexts
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine impressions on foods. This study involves looking at brain activity while you perform simple tasks (judging images of different foods). 

    The duration of this study will last 3 hours. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Free of MRI contradictions
    • No dietary destrictions
    • Normal vison
    • Right handed
    Age Range
    18 - 35 years
  • A Study about Romantic Relationships

    Official Title
    Agreement within Romantic Relationships
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the agreements within romantic relationships on a variety of topics including politics, psychology and the nature of relationships.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must have been in a heterosexual relationship for 3 months
    Age Range
    18 - 60 years
  • Improving Emergency Care and Outcomes of Immune-Related Adverse Events

    Official Title
    Improving emergency care and outcomes of immune-related adverse events: The immune related emergency disposition index (irEDI)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about how to best care for patients who have immune-related side effects and have received treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor. 

    The duration of this study is 30 days. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must speak English and/or Spanish
    • Diagnosis of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)
    • Last immunotherapy received within 90 days of study enrollment
    Age Range
    18 years and up
  • A Study for Participants with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Atrial Fibrillation

    Official Title
    Effect of Glucose Fluctuations on Atrial Fibrillation Burden among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation or Recent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of glucose levels on atrial fibrillation episodes in people with diabetes and history of atrial fibrillation.

    The duration of the study lasts 6 months. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Participants diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Body mass index between 25 and 45 kg/m2
    • Insulin use at least 10 units per day or more than 1 glucose lowering medication with a hemoglobin A1c greater than 7%
    • ICM placement
    • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat that goes back to normal after a week) or atrial fibrillation ablation (procedure to treat irregular heartbeat) within 30 days
    Age Range
    40 - 79 years
  • Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)

    Official Title
    BUckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
    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 understand the experiences of children and young adults after medical retirement from contact sports due to concussion(s).

    Participants and their parent(s) will complete online questionnaires (about 10 minutes) at the time of enrollment. You will then be scheduled for an interview (about 30 minutes) by video meeting or phone.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Children and young adults who have retired from contact sports or other high-risk activities (i.e. dirt bike riding, downhill skiing...) due to prior concussion.  
    • Parents may participate if their child enrolls.
    Age Range
    14 - 22 years
  • A Study about Blood Pressure Management in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism

    Official Title
    A Multicenter, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of CIN-107 for the Management of Blood Pressure in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to see how the study drug CIN-107 works in managing blood pressure in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA), a hormone disorder which causes your body to produce too much of the hormone aldosterone.

    The duration of this study is 74 weeks. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA)
    • Taking an MRA to control BP, such as Spironolactone or Eplerenone, or not yet taking an MRA
    Age Range
    18 and up
  • A Study about Movement Videos to Identify Developmental Abnormalities in Infants

    Official Title
    The 5000 Baby Project
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to develop a screening tool to be used at birth to help lower the age at diagnosis of various developmental disorders. 

    Your infant will lie on their back in their diaper and have a video recorded of their movements. You will be given a medical history questionnaire to fill out during the recording. The visit typically lasts 15-20 minutes.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Any infants from birth - 6 months (corrected age if applicable) 
    • Parent/legal guardian present and willing to provide informed consent
    • Parent/Legal guardian is English Speaking
  • Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus During Pregnancy

    Official Title
    Safety, Tolerability, and Outcomes of Velpatasvir/SofosbuviR in Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus during Pregnancy (STORC), pregnant woman
    Purpose

    This study involves evaluating a medication for hepatitis C in pregnant women. 

    If you are a pregnant woman with chronic hepatitis C and you join the study, you are consenting to enroll yourself and your baby after he/she is born.

    Maternal participants will have 7 visits over approximately 7 months. Infant participants have four visits over approximately the first year of life.

    Could this study be right for you?

    (This is not a complete list)  

    - Must be  18 - 45 years of age

    Chronic HCV infection of at least 6 months

    - Singleton pregnancy at 20 + 0 to 30 + 0 weeks’ gestation

    Documented negative Hepatitis B testing for current infection (negative HBsAg test) prior to enrollment

    If living with HIV, must be on antiretroviral therapy

     

    Exclusion Criteria (not a complete list)

    Plans to relocate away from the study site area in the next 16 months and unable/unwilling to return for study visits

    History of cirrhosis

    Known fetal chromosomal abnormality prior to enrollment

    Age Range
    18 - 45
  • A Study to Learn More about Cellphone Use in Young Drivers

    Official Title
    Randomized Trial on Mobile Technology and Young Drivers' Cellphone Use
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to find out if a cell phone app affects driving behavior among young drivers. This information may help us develop public health and traffic safety strategies for young drivers.

     

     

    Could this study be right for you?
    • 18-24 years old at the time of recruitment
    • Must have ownership and exclusive access to a car
    • Must have car insurance with at least state-minimum coverage
    • Must live in the Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area
    • Must drive at least 3-4 days a week on average
    • Must have functioning iPhone or Android smartphone with an active phone service account (Ex: Verizon, AT&T, etc.)
    • Must not have a physical car insurance monitoring device or app installed
    • Must speak and read English
    Age Range
    18 - 24
  • Blood Pressure Health for Black/African American Women Caregivers

    Official Title
    Addressing the double jeopardy of stress and hypertension among African American female caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (R21)
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of a group delivered intervention for stress and blood pressure in African American women caregivers.

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Diagnosis of HTN treated with an antihypertensive medication or risk of HTN that includes obesity and high cholesterol
    • Age 40 and older
    • A caregiver rating of the PLWD of 2 or greater on the Alzheimer’s Dementia-8 scale
    • Caregiver provides unpaid care to a PLWD at least 10 hours per week or assists with at least one instrumental activity of daily living
    • Self-identifies as Black/African American
    • English speaking
    • Access to a telecommunications device such as the internet via desktop, laptop/tablet, smartphone, or telephone
    Age Range
    40 and up
  • Ohio Teen Driver Study

    Official Title
    Leveraging DRVN driver training app to reduce risky driving intentions in novice teen drivers
    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to see if the bonus safety messages and the amount of app use predicts safe driving attitudes and behaviors at licensure. We are recruiting Ohio teens with learner's permits to use a free driver training app called DRVN. 

    Could this study be right for you?
    • Must have learner's permit to drive in Ohio
    Age Range
    15 - 17