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 adults who come to the Buffalo General Medical Center emergency department who may have COVID-19. The purpose of this research study is to help us find a way to learn which patients are at risk of developing a severe COVID-19 infection versus a less severe COVID-19 infection. We will do this by looking at immune cells in blood. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Come to the emergency department at Buffalo General Medical Center with suspicion of COVID-19.
This study is not open for open enrollment- you may be invited to participate if you meet other eligibility criteria and are at the BGMC emergency department.
This study enrolls adults who have had heart failure or heart attack or who are generally healthy. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how these types of cardiovascular issues happen at a biological level. We will do that by looking at the immune cells in the blood. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Generally healthy OR are presenting to the hospital with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
This study enrolls older adults ages 60+. We are looking for adults who are not active who have Type 2 Diabetes and also physically active older adults. The purpose of the study is to learn if a 2-month home-based exercise program will help improve oxygen levels and fitness. Read More
Adults ages 60+.
Able to walk and follow simple exercise instruction.
Two groups will be enrolled:
1. People with Type 2 Diabetes with a low level of physical activity right now.
2. Physically active people (do cycling, strength training or walking faster than usual for 60+ minutes per week) with or without type 2 diabetes.
This study enrolls children and young adults with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between biochemical and genetic markers and the way a person's body responds to drugs. We also want to learn more about the development of lung disease in people with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Read More
-Children and young adults ages 1-21.
-Diagnosed with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) and has lung involvement.
This study enrolls medical students. The goal of the study is to learn if measurements we take through brain imaging, video, and eye tracking can show the difference between experts and novices when they do emergency medical tasks. Read More
-Adults ages 18+.
-Are a medical student practicing physician with experience in emergency medicine or prolonged field care skills OR do not have experience with emergency medicine or prolonged field care tasks.
-Are able to stand continuously for 20 minutes.
This study enrolls adults with a common type of heart failure (called “preserved ejection fraction” or HFpEF) that has no proven treatment and is often the result of poorly controlled high blood pressure. The purpose of this study is to learn if the new investigational drug finerenone improves outcomes and is safe in patients with HFpEF. Read More
-Adults ages 40+.
-Diagnosed with heart failure (class II-IV).
This study enrolls children who are having orthodontic treatment and need a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device. The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects of palatal expansion on jaw movement during sleep. Read More
-Children ages 7-14.
-Are under orthodontic care and need to use a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device
Are you the parent of a child who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, or Cerebral Palsy or the parent of a child (children) with no known disability? We are hoping to learn more about the burdens caregivers face caring for children with disabilities and how that is different from the burdens of parents with children without a disability. Read More
Adult parents/caregivers ages 18+.
Your child is ages 5-12.
Your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy or with Tourette Syndrome *OR* your child (children) have no known disabilities.
The child must live with the primary and/or secondary caregiver.