This study is recruiting patients diagnosed with rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP). RDP is a rare movement disorder. It has symptoms of both dystonia (lasting muscle contractions) and Parkinson’s Disease (presence of tremor in one hand and a stiffness or slowing of movement). Patients may develop RDP suddenly or gradually over time. Read More
1) Patients with known/suspected RDP gene mutation OR those who have been identified as carriers/family members of someone with an RDP gene mutation
2)Patients who were previously enrolled in an earlier version of this study
3) 18 months of age or older
4) Access to Wi-Fi and a smart device (for example, a smartphone, laptop, tablet)
The goal of this study is to see if toddlers prefer to play with different types of toys. Toddlers will attend two 1-hour long play sessions at the UB South Campus. These play sessions will happen about one week apart. During the visits, parents will complete a few surveys and the toddler will play in two different areas with age-appropriate toys. Parent and toddler heights and weights will be recorded. Toddlers will be asked to wear an activity monitor around their waist during and in-between the sessions. Read More
- Healthy toddlers aged 3 - 4 years old (36 to 48 months)
- Child of a single birth (not a twin/multiple birth)
-Child can play independently for 3-6 minutes
This study is enrolling teenagers between the ages of 13 – 18 to investigate protein and genetic material found in saliva after concussion. Both healthy teenagers and those who have experienced a sports-related concussion are invited to apply. Read More
1.) Within the ages of 13-18
2.) Athletic (has participated in an organized sport for 3 days a week for at least 3 months)
The goal of this study is determine the difference in quality of life in tree nut-allergic patients before and after clearing of allergy label for subgroups of tree nuts compared to those who completely avoid all tree nuts. This will be done via questionnaires given to patients and parents at clinic visits. Read More
Patient ages 0 to 17 years seen at UBMD Pediatrics Allergy/Immunology, who have a diagnosis of a tree nut allergy to one or more of the aforementioned tree nuts will be eligible to enroll in the study
We are enrolling children ages 12-17 and their parents in this research study. The purpose of this study is to learn about knowledge about e-cigarettes, vaping, the risk of using these devices, as well as parents awareness about their children's status for using these devices. Read More
-Children ages 12-17 their accompanying parent or guardian.
-Currently receiving care at the Emergency Department at Oishei Children's Hospital.
-Must have a grade 6 English reading level.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that may result in a variety of symptoms including headaches and vision, balance, cognitive or mood-related problems. Due to this wide range of symptoms, concussions may be difficult to diagnose and treat. The goal of this study is to create a registry of patients interested in participating in research so we can identify the best treatment approach to specific concussion presentation types. Read More
1. Any sex or gender
2. Aged 7 years or older
3. Agree to participate in the concussion patient registry
4. Has had a concussion
The goal of the UB Eating Among Teens Study (UB EATS) is to measure eating behaviors and neighborhood and household factors in 11 - 14-year-olds over the course of 3 years. Participation involves 7 visits to the UB Nutrition and Health Research Lab on South Campus over the 3-year period to answer questionnaires and eat snack foods. Low and middle-income families are encouraged to apply. Read More
-Adolescents ages 11 to 14
-Low to moderate income households
-No medical conditions or medications that impact appetite
-No allergies to study foods such as cookies, candy and potato chips
-Planning to live in the Western New York area for the next two years
-Willing to attend baseline and follow-up visits at a local research center
This study enrolls students who participate in the after-school program at a local Buffalo community location. The purpose of this study is to look at reading and literacy skills after a computer based newsletter program. Read More
-Children ages 10-13.
-Must be in the after-school program at a participating local Buffalo community center in grades 6-8.
-Must have access to a computer: laptop, Chromebook, or desktop with the capability to download Zoom.
-Must have internet access at home or center.
This study enrolls children and adults with skin conditions such as Atopic Dermatitis (eczema). The purpose of this study is to learn more about people who have been diagnosed with these conditions, including information about their health and the medications they take to manage their disease. Specifically, we want to understand how different treatments may affect the health of some patients differently than others. Read More
Adults or children.
Being prescribed medical therapy for atopic dermatitis.
We are doing this study to find out if there is a connection between poor sleep in children with cystic fibrosis and the development of diabetes. Cystic Fibrosis patient and the parent will complete a single 10 minute survey about how CF patient sleeps. The study team will collect some information about the child’s health including the results of an oral glucose tolerance test. Read More
Inclusion criteria include having cystic fibrosis, being 10 years old or older and either having an oral glucose tolerance test (a screen for CF-related diabetes) in 2020 or planning to have one in 2021. Exclusion criteria include a history of long-standing CF-related diabetes, liver failure or liver transplant or receipt of steroids within 6 weeks prior to the oral glucose tolerance test.