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.
We are looking for adults who are planning to have bariatric surgery for a research study. The purpose of the study is to learn more about how behavioral and genetic differences among people can impact outcomes after surgery. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Planning to undergo bariatric surgery.
This study enrolls people in hospice care with depression. The purpose of the research is to find out how effective and tolerable a specific regimen of the medication ketamine is in treating depressive symptoms in patients admitted to hospice care. Read More
Enrolled in hospice care at Hospice Buffalo.
Is showing depressive symptoms warranting medication treatment.
Must be at home or in the Hospice Inpatient Unit.
We are looking for adults with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol for a research study. The purpose of the study is to test a behavioral weight control program improve weight loss, decision-making, and blood sugar levels. Read More
We are looking for pregnant and parenting mothers in treatment for substance abuse who may have experienced traumatic stress. We are offering a 6-week parenting educational support group with other pregnant and parenting moms of children ages 0-5. The purpose of this study is to find out how helpful this support group program is. Topics of the support group include: getting the support you need as a parent in recovery Read More
Pregnant and parenting mothers of children ages 0-5 in treatment for substance abuse who may have experienced traumatic stress. Participants must reside at Madonna House or Lighthouse residential treatment facilities.
The purpose of this study is to develop a developmentally-appropriate version of a food reinforcement task for children 19 months to 6 years of age.This will allow researchers to study food reinforcement among young children. By understanding the origins of food reinforcement, future interventions can be conducted to help overweight and obese population to alter their reinforcing values of food at a young age. Read More
Children 6 months - 6 years
Must appear to be healthy
Child of singleton (i.e. not twin or multiple)
We are looking for children entering 1st to 5th grade with ADHD behaviors. The purposes of this study are to determine the effectiveness of different approaches to supporting children with ADHD in schools when compared to one another. We’ll monitor each student and provide behavioral therapy or the appropriate medication treatment. If a child qualifies for the study, the child will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to: Read More
Children entering grades 1-5 during the next school year.
Children must have an ADHD diagnosis.
We are looking for pregnant women who are interested in quitting smoking for a research study. The purpose of this study is to see if our program will help mothers quit smoking and improve the health of mothers and their babies. Read More
Pregnant women age 18-39.
Less than 20 weeks pregnant.
Smoke 1 or more cigarettes per day.
Willing to try to quit smoking.
We are looking for adults with schizophrenia for a research study. This study is being done to see if the study drug may improve the ability to remember, think clearly and/or solve problems in people with schizophrenia. Read More
Adults ages 18-50.
Must have been diagnosed with schizophrenia for at least 2 years.