This study is for nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) working in nursing homes. The goal of the study is to determine the impact a new Mindfulness Smartphone App may have on the mental health needs (i.e., depression, anxiety, stress, sleep quality, fatigue, loneliness) of nurses and CNAs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study requires that participants have access to a mobile phone. Read More
-Age > 18
-Current nurse or certified nursing assistant at a nursing home in the United States
-Have access to the electronic device: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or a laptop
-Proficient in English
-Willingness to participate in the Mindfulness APP use for the duration of the 8-week study period
Families provide a critical environment for child development. Primary care is a trusted resource for families of young children, but lacks tools to screen for family health. The Family Health Scale-Short Form (FHS-SF) is a holistic family health measure with preliminary screening cut-offs for poor, moderate, and excellent family health. The tool has not been validated in clinical settings. This study will look at the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of the FHS-SF for families with children ages 0-5. Methods include caregiver and pediatric staff focus groups and analyzing health records. Outcomes include caregiver and child health and prevention services engagement. Read More
-18 years and older
-has access to a phone or computer for Zoom focus group or 1:1 interview.
The goal of the UB Eating Among Teens Study (UB EATS) is to measure eating behaviors and neighborhood and household factors in 11 - 14-year-olds over the course of 3 years. Participation involves 7 visits to the UB Nutrition and Health Research Lab on South Campus over the 3-year period to answer questionnaires and eat snack foods. Low and middle-income families are encouraged to apply. Read More
-Adolescents ages 11 to 14
-Low to moderate income households
-No medical conditions or medications that impact appetite
-No allergies to study foods such as cookies, candy and potato chips
-Planning to live in the Western New York area for the next two years
-Willing to attend baseline and follow-up visits at a local research center
A hot work environment can lead to fatigue, hyperthermia, and dehydration, which may increase injury risk and reduce productivity. The goal of this study is to learn more about the body’s response to repeated days of working in a hot and humid environment. Participation will involve 7 visits to the UB South Campus for repeated days of 8-hour periods of sitting or performing moderate-high intensity work in a hot and humid room. Read More
We plan to collect urine samples from patients with Parkinson's Disease, from which we can model the Parkinson's brain. Genetically, the neurons we generate from the urine will match that of the patient donor, making them an ideal way to screen for markers of disease. We will use our urine-derived neurons to assess differences between patient and healthy control cells, as well as a comparison of time-points from individual patients. This study will allow us to gain a clearer understanding of the altered neurochemical state that is so difficult to assess in Parkinson’s patients. Read More
Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (or spousal control), either with or without resting tremor
Aged between 40 and 99 years of age
Absence of renal disease
We are studying metabolism while marching with a heavy military backpack in dry and humid environments. Your first 3 visits will consist of completing questionnaires, a health screening & a series of exercises. During the following 6 visits you will perform treadmill walking while carrying a heavy military backpack. Read More
Healthy, physically active females (18-39 y) who pass the Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) with at least a gray score in each task (significant job requirement) will be eligible to participate. To ensure that extraneous variables do not impact study results, subjects will be excluded from participation for any of the following reasons:
- History of cardiovascular, metabolic, resp...
Participants with or without multiple sclerosis are needed for this research study on audio-visual cognition. Participants will be asked to complete some short questionnaires and cognitive tasks over the span of approximately 2-3 hours. All testing will be completed in one session at the University at Buffalo's Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences Laboratories. Read More
-Age range 20-65 years
-Normal Hearing and Vision
-DO NOT have the following: severe psychiatric disorder, alcohol or substance abuse or dependence, history of traumatic head injury, neurological disturbances other than multiple sclerosis.
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of hot and ambient water immersion on 1) resting brain blood flow and 2) the brain blood flow response to decreases and increases in carbon dioxide in the blood. There will be 3 visits at UB South Campus: an informed consent/screening visit (30-60 minutes) and two experimental visits (5 hours each) at least 7 days apart. You will be seated in a pool with water up to your neck and your arms will be immersed in the water. Prior to, during, and after the water immersion, we will obtain a venous blood sample and you will complete a breathing test to measure your brain blood flow. Read More
This study enrolls adults who work in a pharmacy that is part of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN). The purpose of this study is to learn about if it would be feasible to make a Community Heath Worker (CHW) program embedded within a pharmacy practice. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Staff member in a pharmacy that is part of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) in New York and Missouri. Some of these pharmacies are implementing community health worker programs focused on patients with chronic health issues.
People eligible to participate in this study will be directly contacted by the study staff.