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.
People will be invited to take part in a research study because their child is undergoing a urologicsurgical procedure that requires anesthesia and mechanical ventilation. The purpose of this study is to learn exactly how much air an alternative device to a ventilator, called a biphasic chest cuirass, provides. Read More
Children ages 6 months-5 years.
Will be having a urologicsurgical procedure (circumcision, hypospadias repair, or orchidopexy) in the operating room of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
This study enrolls adults ages 21 and older. The purpose of this study is to look at social relationships during a period of social distancing. This study takes place online and recruitment only takes place via https://www.researchmatch.org Read More
Adults age 21+
Not currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
This study collects information from patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who may have it and are admitted to the hospital. The purpose of this study is to create a real-time database of patients with COVID-19 to help collect data to see if our safety practices are effective and to compare our practices with other hospitals. All data collected will have patient information removed. Read More
-Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 or high suspicion of COVID-19
-People who are hospitalized at Kaleida Health Hospitals including Buffalo General Medical Center, Oishei Children's Hospital, and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo NY.
This study enrolls people who are being tested for COVID-19 by order from their doctor or the Department of Health. The purpose of this study is to find a relationship between potential signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and those who receive a positive test result. These results will help local medical professionals better understand symptoms and how COVID-19 testing is working in our community. Read More
People age 18+
People who were ordered to get COVID19 testing by their doctor or Department of Health
Not hospitalized due to symptoms
This study enrolls females ages 18-30 who like to run. The purpose of this study is to see how ?-Alanine effects a runner’s 800-meter time. ?-Alanine is an amino acid which is commercially available as a nutritional supplement. It has been shown to prevent muscles from becoming tired in weight training studies, but it has not been studied very well in runners. Read More
Recreational Runners able to run 800 meters between 2:30-4:30 minutes
This study enrolls healthy people between the ages of 18 and 39. The purpose of this study is to see if a device can measure how tired you become while walking and running at different speeds. Read More
This study enrolls healthy, physically-active adults. The purpose of this study is to learn if exercising in a hot environment can better help the body adjust to higher altitudes where the air is thinner. Travel to higher altitudes takes weeks for the body to adjust, however, military personnel may not have enough time to adjust. This study may lead to valuable information that can benefit our troops. Read More
Healthy adults aged 18-29
Physically-active and in good fitness
This study enrolls adults ages 65+ by invitation only. The purpose of this study is to learn whether reviewing a patients' medications will help to reduce falls. Read More
Adults ages 65+
Must fill prescriptions at the study site, have active prescriptions filled in the past four months, and be enrolled in a specific local Medicare plan.
Must be prescribed certain medications to be in the study
This study enrolls adults ages 55-90 who have concerns about memory. The purpose of the Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing (MIND) study is to learn whether Nicotine absorbed through the skin through a daily nicotine patch improves attention, learning, and memory in folks with mild cognitive impairment. Read More
Adults ages 55-90.
Must be a non-smoker.
Must have a memory concern as reported by participant, study partner, or clinician.
Study Partner is available who has frequent contact with the participant (e.g. an average of 10 hours per week or more), and can accompany the participant to most visits to answer questions about the participant.
This is a single-center, randomized, open label, placebo controlled clinical trial. Patient who visit our ER and needs blood work or IV line placement may be eligible for the study. Subject enrolled in the study will have an equal chance to be assigned into one of the four study groups for pain relief during the needle stick, i.e. shot blocker, buzzy bee, vapocoolant, or placebo. Totally 220 subjects will be enrolled in the study, with 55 in each group. The PI hypothesizes that the Vapocoolant may not be as effective as the buzzy bee or shot blocker in pain relief. Read More
Children ages 6-18 years old.
Visiting ED at Oishei Children's Hospital and need blood work or IV line placement.