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 are scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving removing the tissue that makes saliva. The purpose of this study is to use tissue samples that otherwise would have been discarded to learn more about how salivary gland inflammation happens at a molecular level. We hope this will lead to new ways to diagnose and treat salivary gland inflammatory diseases. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving salivary gland excision (e.g. Neck Dissection Surgery, etc.)
Any sample of salivary gland tissue that would otherwise be discarded will be included for the study.
This study enrolls current patients who have MS. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of Severely Affected Patients with MS to lead to better early identification, treatment and care. Read More
Adults ages 30-75.
Must have been invited to participate by a provider.
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 have been treated with Radiation therapy for larynx, pharynx, nasopharynx, tonsil & base of tongue cancer who have trouble swallowing. The purpose of this study is to develop a better method to collect swallow pressure information, which may replace current less precise techniques. Read More
People with the following cancers: Nasopharyngeal, Laryngeal, Oropharyngeal, Hypo-pharyngeal, Base of Tongue, & Tonsilar.
Must have completed an entire Radiotherapy cycle.
Have dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
Must be able to undergo speech therapy alone or speech therapy + esophageal dilation dilation as part of their rehabilitation treatment plan.
This study enrolls people who need tube shunt implantation for the treatment of their severe glaucoma. The purpose of this study is to learn which type of tube shunt (a device used during the surgery) works the best. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Have significant uncontrolled glaucoma despite medical, laser or previous surgery that requires tube shunt implantation.
Are scheduled for glaucoma tube shunt implantation surgery.
This study enrolls pregnant women taking methadone or buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. The purpose of this study is to learn about the factors that can promote or prevent successful breastfeeding in these women from the perspective of the woman. We also want to explore how those factors change over time. Read More
Woman ages 18+.
Must be pregnant and intend to breastfeed their newborn.
Stable on opioid maintenance therapy for opioid use disorder.
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 COVID-19 symptoms. These symptoms include fever, chills, cough, nasal symptoms, body aches/muscle aches, headache, loss of smell, loss of taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness. The purpose of the study is to learn if a supplement will reduce inflammation and improve immune response in people with COVID-19. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Females may not be pregnant at the time or enrollment.
Must have symptoms of COVID-19 (a positive test result is not needed).
This study enrolls high school students and teachers. The purpose of the study is to help students learn how to culture microbial organisms found in water samples from streams, rivers or lakes, and to teach about genome annotation, DNA sequencing and genomic DNA isolation. The study is also meant to help students learn more about scientific and health-related careers. Read More
Students in Grades 9 – 12 from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties/schools.
High School Biology (grades 9-12) teachers from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties/schools.