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 is for people undergoing surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR). Mitral regurgitation is a condition when your heart’s mitral valve does not close tightly which causes blood to flow backwards in your heart. The purpose of this study is to learn how safe and effective one value repair system is (the PASCAL System, an investigational device) compared to another one (the MitraClip System). Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Have severe degenerative mitral regurgitation, and are considered prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery by your heart team.
This study enrolls overweight people with knee arthritis. The purpose of this study is to learn if weight-loss surgery before total knee replacement leads to fewer short-term and long-term complications. Read More
Adults ages 22-75
Diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and in need of total knee replacement
Overweight (determined by body mass index measurement)
Able to walk
This study enrolls people who are in the Emergency Department. The purpose of this study is to test a device (made by the study sponsor, Forest Devices) that may be able to tell if someone is having a stroke. This device is portable, so it might someday be used on an ambulance to give caregivers early information on whether a patient who seems to be having a stroke is actually having a stroke or not. The device is painless and uses electrodes to gather information about brain activity. Read More
Adults ages 18+ who have been brought to a participating Emergency Department with the signs of a stroke.
The purpose of this study is to learn about which operating room layout is best when using robot-assisted surgery (RAS). We want to learn which layout is the most efficient and best for communication, teamwork, and patient safety. Read More
-Surgical team members from selected institutions.
This study enrolls adults who are current or past residents of the Town or City of Tonawanda or Grand Island. The purpose of this study is to learn about the health of our community and the diseases that people in our community have. We also want to learn if pollution is linked with diseases and how to reduce diseases in people who were exposed to pollution. Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Current or past residents of Grand Island, the City of Tonawanda, or the Town of Tonawanda.
We are looking for healthy children aged 4 to 5 (and their parent) to participate in a study to measure children’s reactions to different activities like playing games, eating snacks, and playing with a parent. Read More
Children ages 4-5.
Parent age at least 18.
-At least 1 parent who is considered overweight (by height/weight measurement).
-Parent and child fluent in English.