• 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 2 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
  • 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
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Wearable Wrist Band in Reducing Symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting (WINNER Study)

    Official Title

    Evaluating the effect of a WearIng a TENS-device in NausEa Relief (The WINNER Study)

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate if this wearable device can help manage nausea in those who suffer from this problem chronically. 

    If you choose to participate, then you will be given the study device to wear on your wrist for 12 weeks. In the weeks before and during this time, you will complete a series of daily and weekly questionnaires about your nausea symptoms, mood, sleep, and bowel habits.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Nausea going on for more than 2 months
    • 18 years or older
    • Able to understand English
    • Seen at OSU for their care
    • Able to complete surveys online using either smart phone or computer

    Age Range

    18 and up
  • A Study to Investigate Where Franklin County Residents Overdose and What Supports They Need

    Official Title

    Where Do Franklin County Residents Overdose and What Supports Do They Need?

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to identify places where Franklin County residents have had an opioid-related overdose (e.g. home, workplace, coffee shop, grocery story). We also want to identify what resources people want to see in these places (e.g. NaloxBoxes, vending machines, a motion monitoring device) to help people stay safe.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Male and females aged 18 years or older
    • Resident of Franklin County
    • Experienced at least one overdose in Franklin County, OH between January 2021 and December 2022
    • You suspected your overdose was opioid-related or someone gave you Narcan
    • Willing to discuss your overdose experience in a one-on-one interview
    • Have access to a private room and an Internet connection, or able to travel to a local public library for the interview

    Age Range

    18 and up
  • Clinical Trial Testing if an FDA Approved Medication Changes Stress Responses

    Official Title

    Orexin Receptor Antagonists as Modulators of Threat Sensitivity in individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to see if BELSOMRA, an FDA approved medication that is prescribed to treat insomnia, changes the body’s response to stress. Participation in the study includes 3 or 5 in-person lab visits (depending on randomization), which include EEG and MRI. Nearly all visits are 1.5 hours long, with the exception of one that is 4-5 hours in duration. Visits are flexible and scheduled at your convenience. Participants take the medication (or placebo) for 4 weeks, during which participation is only composed of virtual surveys via a smartphone app.

    The total length of participation in the study is 1.5-2 months depending on scheduling/availability.

    Could this study be right for you?

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • 18-65 years old
    • Generally medically and physically healthy
    • Regular alcohol use

    Exclusion Criteria:

    • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mania, or psychosis
    • Currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant (female)
    • Presence of ferrous-containing metal in the body
    • Inability to tolerate enclosed spaces
       

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

    Age Range

    18 - 65
  • A Study About the Development of Learning in African-American/Black Children

    Official Title

    Ontogenesis of Categorization; Linking development, mechanisms, and biology

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the early development of attention, learning, and memory during childhood. Participation in this study includes 4, 90-minute-long visits to the lab per year. During these visits, your child will play 2-3 fun, computerized games. These games are designed to assess various aspects of their cognitive ability. 

    The duration of the study will last 4 years.

    Could this study be right for you?

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • African-American/Black children who are 4 years old 

    Age Range

    4 - 4
  • A Study to Examine if a Foot Stool can Make it Easier for People with Constipation to have a Bowel Movement (FASED Study)

    Official Title

    FASED (Footstool in Alleviating Symptoms of Evacuation Disorder)

    Purpose

    The purpose of this research study is to see if using a footstool can make it easier to have bowel movements in patients who suffer from chronic constipation. The participants will be given a free footstool to use. They will be asked to keep a record of their bowel symptoms and answer some surveys about their symptoms on a phone or computer. 

    You will be in the study for approximately 12 weeks. This includes 2 weeks before you start using the footstool, followed by 8 weeks where you will be using the footstool and up to 2 weeks to complete your initial and final surveys. 

    Could this study be right for you?

    • At least 18 years old 

    • Able to understand English 

    • Symptoms such as feeling incompletely empty after a bowel movement, needing to strain a lot when having a bowel movement or needing to use maneuvers such as rocking one's body back and forth or using their finger to remove stool. 

     

    Age Range

    18 - 99
  • A Study to Examine Sex Differences in Pain Reports and Brain Activation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

    Official Title

    Sex Differences in Pain Reports and Brain Activation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to examine how men and women with and without dementia might perceive and respond to pain or discomfort.

    Participants may complete various questionnaires by phone or video conferencing once a week for up to 8 weeks with an optional MRI screening.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Men and women aged 60 years or older
    • Dementia or memory issues

    Participants and their caregiver (if applicable) may complete only 1 day of the study, or they may complete as many as they would like for up to 8 days total.

    Age Range

    60 and up
  • A Medication Study for Individuals with Alport Syndrome (AS) and Primary Steroid-Resistant Focal Segmental (FSGS)

    Official Title

    A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of BI 764198 administered orally once daily for 12 weeks in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

    Purpose

    The overall objective is to investigate to investigate how safe, how well tolerated, and how effective R3R01 is in treating uncontrolled proteinuria in patients with Alport syndrome and steroid-resistant Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. All eligible participants will be enrolled to receive R3R01 over a treatment period of 12 weeks. The study will consist of 3 periods, including a screening period of 3 weeks, a treatment period of 12 weeks, and a follow up of period of 12 weeks.

    Could this study be right for you?

    You may be eligible to participate if: • You are aged 18 years or older • Female patients and female partners of male patients willing to not become pregnant for the duration of the study • Have not had an organ transplant and/or on a organ transplant list • Have high protein in urine Alport Syndrome (AS) specific: • Have X-linked AS and autosomal recessive AS • Confirmed diagnosis of AS be genetic testing or kidney biopsy • Do not have another kidney disease FSGS specific: • Not older than 75 years of age • Primary Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) (not caused by other condition) that is confirmed by kidney biopsy or documentation of genetic mutation • Steroid-resistance: previous steroid treatment without remission

    Age Range

    18 and up
  • "What do physicians know about intellectual disability?" Getting information to design better medical training

    Official Title

    "What do physicians know about intellectual disability?" Getting information to design better medical training

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to explore the physicians’ knowledge of intellectual disabilities (ID) and their medical training and practice. The information resulting from this study will help to design adequate interventions and training programs for medical students and physicians aimed to improve their ID knowledge and the health care services provided to patients with ID. This is an observational cross-sectional study of physicians in the US using an anonymous online survey. The entire survey has 156 items and will require 15-20 minutes to complete.

    Could this study be right for you?

    - You are an American medical resident, an attending physician, or a medical educator in any type of medical specialization, and - You have or do not have experience with patients with intellectual disabilities

    Age Range

    24 and up