Featured Studies

Investigational Drug Study for Adolescents (ages 14-17) with Fragile X Syndrome  

Investigational Drug Study for Adolescents (ages 14 17) with Fragile X Syndrome The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether an investigational drug is safe and effective for the treatment of the symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome. Eligible participants

Children’s Mealtime Study  

Children’s Mealtime Study The Children’s Mealtime Study located at the E.K. Shriver Center UMass Medical School is looking for children with intellectual disabilities ages 3 8 to participate in a research study on children’s eating patterns, mealtime behaviors, and parent

Genetic Study of Familial & Sporadic ALS, Motor Neuron Disease, Miyoshi Myopathy & Other Neuromuscular Disorders  

Genetic Study of Familial & Sporadic ALS Motor Neuron Disease, Miyoshi Myopathy & Other Neuromuscular Disorders We have been studying families with a history of ALS for more than 25 years and are continuing to use new ways to understand

Dengue Fever  

Dengue Fever We are looking for healthy adult subjects 18 years or older who do not have any chronic medical problems, who are not taking medications that suppress the immune system, who are not pregnant, and who have a history

Type 1 Diabetic Volunteers Needed for a Research Study  

Type 1 Diabetic Volunteers Needed for a Research Study We are looking for volunteers with Type 1 diabetes to donate blood samples on different occasions. Times will be scheduled according to your availability. This is a laboratory study to learn

Healthy Volunteers Wanted for a One Time Blood Draw  

Healthy Volunteers Wanted for a One Time Blood Draw Healthy volunteers are wanted for a research study that is looking at alcohol and immune function. You may be eligible if you are 18 years of age or older and are

Adult Diabetic Patients  

Adult Diabetic Patients Calling all English speaking, diabetic adult patients Help us develop the NoteAid tool which will help patients understand their electronic health records. Participation requires attending a 60 120 minute focus group, for which you will receive an

Social Networking and Smoking  

Social Networking and Smoking We are looking for smokers who are willing to test some electronic chain referral approaches to increase people’s access to smoking cessation self management tools. We need your help and feedback to develop the study tools.

Pregnant women needed to complete a research study about decision-making, eating, and weight gain during pregnancy  

Pregnant women needed to complete a research study about decision making, eating, and weight gain during pregnancy Researchers at the UMass Medical School are conducting a research study to learn more about decision making, eating, and weight gain during pregnancy

Pregnancy and Mood Study  

Pregnancy and Mood Study Are you pregnant? We are conducting a research study in healthy women to monitor their mood and hormone levels during pregnancy and in postpartum. A postpartum brain MRI scan will look at how sex hormones affect

Treatment of Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia  

Treatment of Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia Researchers at the Psychotic Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass are looking for volunteers for an NIH funded research study involving schizophrenia and marijuana use. We are studying whether an

Are you the parent of a child with a mood disorder?  

Are you the parent of a child with a mood disorder? Are you the parent of a child with a mood disorder with or without a history of trauma? Would you like to be involved in a research study to

Male adolescents need for a study of personality, the brain, and substance use  

Male adolescents need for a study of personality, the brain, and substance use Who is eligible? Male adolescents ages 14 24 who speak English who are currently receiving treatment or counseling for substance use or have never abused any substances.

Crohn's patients interested in dietary treatment  

Crohn's patients interested in dietary treatment We are currently conducting a nutrition research study investigating how dietary change can influence patients' microbiomes, cause pattern changes in urine samples, and impact symptoms. We are looking for patients with Crohn's Disease who

Early Detection of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Using a Wearable Monitor: The SENTINEL Study  

Early Detection of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Using a Wearable Monitor The SENTINEL Study Cardiovascular Research is currently conducting the SENTINEL Study (PI Dr. David McManus) sponsored by Philips Healthcare to see whether a new type of heart failure monitor,

Do you struggle with type 2 diabetes?  

Do you struggle with type 2 diabetes? If so, you’re not alone. Today, more than 60 million people face the challenge of managing their type 2 diabetes. Combined with excess weight, this challenge can be difficult for anyone to overcome.

Vitamin D and Bipolar Study  

Vitamin D and Bipolar Study Are you feeling down or blue? We invite you to participate in a research study looking at Vitamin D and mood. We will monitor your mood and Vitamin D levels over the course of 12

Sustaining Remission of Psychotic Depression Study  

Sustaining Remission of Psychotic Depression Study Patients who are currently suffering from depression with irrational worries are invited to participate in a research study to determine how long people need to stay on an antipsychotic medication after they recover from

Do you or someone you know have mild Alzheimer’s Disease?  

Do you or someone you know have mild Alzheimer’s Disease? Purpose of the study Patients with mild Alzheimer's Disease will be given three different drugs over a 4 month period to try to increase the blood flow to their brains,

Are you pregnant? Mood in Pregnancy, Postpartum Hormones and Brain Imaging Research Study  

Are you pregnant? Mood in Pregnancy Postpartum Hormones and Brain Imaging Research Study Kristina Deligiannidis, MD is conducting an NIH funded research study to evaluate hormones during pregnancy and the development of postpartum depression. Women will complete 2 pregnancy study

Treating Patients With Liver Cancer That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery  

Treating Patients With Liver Cancer That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery This trial is studying chemoembolization and sorafenib tosylate to see how well they work compared with chemoembolization alone in treating patients with liver cancer that cannot be removed by

Prediction of Recovery After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy  

Prediction of Recovery After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy We are looking for NCAA athletes (ages 18 30 years old), who do not have an active medical or psychiatric illness, are able to have MRI scanning

Glutamine and Glutamate in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder  

Glutamine and Glutamate in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder Does Your Child Experience Mood Swings OR Have a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder? We are looking for children aged 8 17 to participate in a research study being held at

Breast Reconstruction (2)  

Breast Reconstruction Of the many women who face breast cancer, many will choose to have a mastectomy. Only half of these women will go on to have breast reconstruction. One of the reasons for this is the discomfort and long

Current or ex-smokers!  

Current or ex smokers We need your help rating messages for a new research study You must be at least 21 years of age. Participation involves a one time commitment of 30 40 minutes at UMMS or from your home

Antibodies to the Lyme disease bacteria  

Antibodies to the Lyme disease bacteria MassBiologics of UMMS is sponsoring a research study of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. We are seeking healthy volunteers who are at least 18 years old and have previously

Do you use Tanning Booths?  

Do you use Tanning Booths? Do you use tanning booths? Do you want to participate in a research study? Females ages 16 65 are invited to participate in a research study about tanning at UMass Medical School. Participation will last

Tanning Bed Users?  

Tanning Bed Users? Do you want to participate in a research study? Are you interested in participating in a focus group to discuss your opinions and beliefs about tanning? Men and women ages 18 65 are invited to participate in

Meet the research team!  

Meet the research team Jessica Oleski, Project Director Gin Fei (Effie) Olendzki, Research Coordinator Data Manager Susan Bakke, Research Coordinator Recruiter Jessica Oleski, Susan Bakke, and Effie Olendzki work with Principal Investigator, Dr. Sherry Pagoto, in the Division of Preventive

Breast Reconstruction  

Breast Reconstruction This clinical study is designed to compare the performance and safety of the AeroForm™ Tissue Expander System to currently cleared saline tissue expanders. The AeroForm™ System provides a needle free alternative to standard saline expanders and allows patients

Glioblastoma study ACT IV Study  

Glioblastoma study ACT IV Study The purpose of this research study is to find out whether adding treatment with rindopepimut (also known as CDX 110) to the commonly used chemotherapy drug called temozolomide helps to shrink brain tumors or prevents

Are you interested in losing weight? Do you own a smartphone?  

Are you interested in losing weight? Do you own a smartphone? If so, you may be eligible to join a no cost weight loss research study at UMass Medical School. UMass is researching a program that includes nutrition and exercise

Did you lose weight after pregnancy?  

Did you lose weight after pregnancy? If you were able to lose your pregnancy weight within 6 months, you are invited to take part in a research study. In a telephone call, we will ask you to tell your story

Home Tanning Bed Study  

Home Tanning Bed Study Do you have a tanning bed in your home or use one that is in someone else’s home? We would like to interview you. Your participation will include a 1 hour interview. Please contact Effie.chung@umassmed.edu or

Research Study Needs Male Participants With ADHD  

Research Study Needs Male Participants With ADHD Young men with ADHD are needed for a research study looking at brain function. Participants may qualify if they are between 14 24 years old they have ADHD are right handed. Both smokers

Genetic Study  

Genetic Study of Familial & Sporadic ALS Motor Neuron Disease, Miyoshi Myopathy & Other Neuromuscular Disorders We have been studying families with a history of ALS for more than 25 years and are continuing to use new ways to understand 

Treatment Choices of Men with Good-Risk Prostate Cancer  

Treatment Choices of Men with Good Risk Prostate Cancer What happens when you enroll? You will be interviewed about your knowledge of your diagnosis, treatment options, decision making style, coping style, mood, and quality of life. We will interview you