Due to COVID-19, new enrollment in research studies will be greatly limited.
If you are interested in a study, there may be a longer waiting period to receive a response to your inquiry.
View the guidance for research participants for additional information.
This study enrolls people who have had a stroke or who have epilepsy who are being seen at Buffalo General Hospital. We want to learn more about how a patient’s understanding of the disease, treatment and other factors prevent future medical events. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Must have confirmed diagnosis of stroke or seizure disorder.
Presents for stroke or seizure at Buffalo General Medical Center.
This study enrolls people who will be having a neurosurgical procedure on their spine or head. The purpose of this study is to learn how well an image guided surgery system called the 7D Surgical System works in neurosurgical (spine and cranial) procedures. Image guided surgery systems are like a Global Position System (GPS). They use cameras to show surgical tools moving in relation to the patient’s body on computer monitors in the operating room. We want to learn about its accuracy, setup time, and effect on the amount of radiation used during operations. Read More
-Adults ages 18+
-Patients undergoing neurosurgical procedure (Spine or Cranial) whose doctor has decided to use an image guided surgery system during the procedure.
This study enrolls people with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have had a recent brain bleed (with in 4 months). The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of apixaban (also known as Eliquis®) with aspirin in patients to see which is better in preventing strokes and death. Read More
-Adults ages 18+.
-Diagnosed with Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).
-Have non-valvular atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
This study enrolls adults who have certain neurological disorders and also healthy volunteers. The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects of COVID-19 in patients with certain autoimmune disorders, including MS, migraine and myasthenia gravis. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Are a patient of certain UBMD Neurology providers
We are looking for people with MS who have dysarthria and their caregivers for this research study. The purpose of this study is to find out is a software application can improve quality of life by making speech easier to understand. Read More
Adults ages 18-75.
Have been diagnosed with MS and moderate-severe dysarthria.
Have an iPhone or iPad.
This study enrolls people who have been diagnosed with an ischemic stroke, a type of stroke where an artery in your brain has been blocked by a blood clot. The purpose of this study is to collect information (data) on medical devices used in the procedure to remove the blood clot and look at the success and related to different medical devices. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Diagnosed with ischemic stroke and planning to undergo procedure to remove blood clot
This study enrolls people who have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), or high pressure in the brain due to unknown reasons. The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational (experimental) device, which has not been approved by the FDA yet, is safe and can help treat patients who suffer from vision problems and headaches related to IIH. The device being tested is a stent that will reopen the narrowed veins in the brain as other small studies have shown this to be beneficial to patients with IIH. Read More
People ages 18+
Diagnosis of IIH with symptoms of headaches or vision problems
The purpose of this research study is to compare the use of apixaban to aspirin in patients with unexplained strokes and atrial cardiopathy to see which is better at prevention of future strokes. Read More
Adults ages 45+
Have been diagnosed with an ischemic stroke of undetermined cause in the last 120 days.
Currently admitted to Gates Vascular Institute.
This study enrolls adults aged 18-75 who are diagnosed with unwanted movements (chorea) associated with Huntington Disease (HD). The purpose of this study is to learn how well Valbenazine works in reducing these unwanted movements, and learn more about the safety and side effects of this medication. Valbenazine has already been approved by the FDA since April 2017 for the treatment of side effects related to other medications. Read More
Male and female adults aged 18-75 years
Diagnosis of Huntington Disease
Able to walk (assist devices such as cane or walker are allowed)
Negative pregnancy test for females (determined by blood work at first visit)
Sexually active adults of childbearing age must agree to consistently use birth control methods
Able to read and understand English
This study enrolls people who have had a stroke in the past 2 weeks. This research is being done to figure out whether treatment for sleep apnea in people who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini stroke"), improves recovery from stroke and helps prevent future stroke, heart problems, and death. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Are at an inpatient at an enrolling site (Buffalo General Hospital or Gates Vascular Institute).
Have had an ischemic stroke or TIA within the past 14 days.
Use a CPAP machine.