The purpose of this study is to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of two brief quitting smoking approaches that could be cost-effective in assisting individuals who suffer from serious mental illness. The first approach is brief advice combined with the use of nicotine gum and patches. The second approach uses an app on your smartphone combined with the use of nicotine gum and patches. Read More
(1) Current DSM-5 diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, or recurring major depressive disorder;
(2) Functional impairment as indicated by a score of_2 or greater on the WHODAS 8 item version
(3) Smoker as indicated by smoking 5 cigarettes per day over the past 6 months;
(4) Desire to quit smoking as indicated by self-reported serious...
Study to evaluate reducing worry, anxiety, and stress in underserved communities highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs (meditation, breathing and movement) will be delivered via video / teleconference or a smart phone APP. The study lasts approximately 21 weeks. Read More
(1) age 18 years and older
(2) a baseline score ≥26 (clinically significant worry) on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire-Abbreviated
(3) fluency in English
(4) reside in one of the underserved, census-identified primarily African American communities in Buffalo, NY
(5) severe depression
(6) active suicidal intent
(7) DSM-V diagno...
This study enrolls adults with schizophrenia who are currently in a treatment program for schizophrenia and your clinician is prescribing a Long Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Have just started treatment with one of four atypical Long Acting Injectable (LAI) medications (ABILIFY MAINTENA, ARISTADA, INVEGA SUSTENNA or RISPERDAL CONSTA)
This study is looking for women ages 18-24 who are in college. The purpose of this study is to get feedback about program designed for friends to help protect one another against sexual assault. Read More
Adult women ages 18-24.
Enrolled in a 4 year college or university
This study enrolls adults with bipolar disorder that is currently not well controlled who will be starting treatment. The purpose of the research is to learn about the relationship between changes in the amount of calcium in platelets and mood change in people with bipolar disorder. Read More
Adults ages 18-75
Healthy, diagnosed with bipolar disorder (mania, bipolar depression, or mixed state)
Acutely ill and initiating a new standard of care treatment for their bipolar disorde
This study enrolls children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and healthy children in a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn about how environmental factors can change the risk of ASD associated with genetic factors. Read More
Children ages 2-8 years old.
Children who have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder OR generally healthy children.
Children are patients in participating clinics ( including the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital, Oishei Children’s Hospital inpatient/outpatient clinics, or other UB affiliated participating general pediatric outpatie...
This study enrolls children ages 3-5 who attend certain Buffalo child care centers and their parents. This study is looking at early stressful experiences in the family and with friends at school. We are trying to find out how these experiences impact school readiness when children transition from preschool to kindergarten. We are also exploring how stressful experiences "get under the skin" and are measured in the stress hormone cortisol that we can measure in hair and saliva. Read More
Children ages 3-5.
Must be attending one of the participating child care centers in the larger Buffalo metro area.