This study enrolls adults from the emergency department and the community who have a confirmed COVID-19 infection and can provide the results of their positive PCR testing for COVID. The purpose of this research study is to help us control the spread of COVID-19 by having accessible means of testing for the disease. If successful, this would allow individuals to determine if they have COVID-19 without leaving their home, which may limit the spread of the disease. We expect that you will be in this study for 1 day. A home collection kit will be brought to your home by a courier. You will be asked to use the home kit to prick your finger and place several drops of blood in a collection tube that we will have analyzed using the new test that we are studying. Once you have collected your blood you will place it in a mailing envelope with a prepaid label that we will provide and call delivery service. The delivery service will pick up your sample from your home and deliver it to us. You will also need to answer a few questions about your symptoms and your demographics with us by phone and provide a copy of your PCR COVID-19 test results. This study takes place in Buffalo, NY Read More
-Adults ages 18+
- Symptoms present for 25 days or less
- Patients who are confirmed positive for COVID-19 via PCR test and willing to provide a copy
- if vaccinated willing to show proof of vaccination
-You may be invited to participate if you meet other eligibility criteria.
This study enrolls adults who have had heart failure or heart attack or who are generally healthy. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how these types of cardiovascular issues happen at a biological level. We will do that by looking at the immune cells in the blood. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Generally healthy OR are presenting to the hospital with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
This study enrolls older adults ages 60+. We are looking for adults who are not active who have Type 2 Diabetes and also physically active older adults. The purpose of the study is to learn if a 2-month home-based exercise program will help improve oxygen levels and fitness. Read More
Adults ages 60+.
Able to walk and follow simple exercise instruction.
Two groups will be enrolled:
1. People with Type 2 Diabetes with a low level of physical activity right now.
2. Physically active people (do cycling, strength training or walking faster than usual for 60+ minutes per week) with or without type 2 diabetes.
This study enrolls children and young adults with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between biochemical and genetic markers and the way a person's body responds to drugs. We also want to learn more about the development of lung disease in people with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Read More
-Children and young adults ages 1-21.
-Diagnosed with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) and has lung involvement.
This study enrolls medical students. The goal of the study is to learn if measurements we take through brain imaging, video, and eye tracking can show the difference between experts and novices when they do emergency medical tasks. Read More
-Adults ages 18+.
-Are a medical student practicing physician with experience in emergency medicine or prolonged field care skills OR do not have experience with emergency medicine or prolonged field care tasks.
-Are able to stand continuously for 20 minutes.
This study enrolls children who are having orthodontic treatment and need a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device. The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects of palatal expansion on jaw movement during sleep. Read More
-Children ages 7-14.
-Are under orthodontic care and need to use a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device
Are you the parent of a child who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, or Cerebral Palsy or the parent of a child (children) with no known disability? We are hoping to learn more about the burdens caregivers face caring for children with disabilities and how that is different from the burdens of parents with children without a disability. Read More
Adult parents/caregivers ages 18+.
Your child is ages 5-12.
Your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy or with Tourette Syndrome *OR* your child (children) have no known disabilities.
The child must live with the primary and/or secondary caregiver.
This study enrolls adults who have had a positive test for COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how the infection works, including how the virus evolves and how a person infected with COVID-19's body responds. Knowing more about the virus at a cellular level will help scientists develop better treatments for this devastating disease. Read More
-Positive for COVID-19
-We will restrict asymptomatic enrollees to a maximum of 20% (100) participants. Once that number is achieved, symptoms of COVID-19 will be required for inclusion in to the study.