Participants Needed for Sickle Cell/Brain fMRI Research Study
Drs Zempsky & Hagstrom from CCMC and Dr. Stevens from HH are conducting a research study using fMRI to understand how pain affects the brains of people with sickle cell disease. Healthy volunteers who are African-American and between the ages of 15-30 years are eligible. One 3-hour visit will be required and you will be compensated for your time! If you/your child are interested in learning more about this study, click here for more information or contact James Santanelli at (860) 545-9021.
Participants Needed for Research Study on Depression
Staff at the Burlingame Center for Psychiatric Research at the IOL is conducting a new trial for the treatment of depression using a new, non-invasive medical device. Known as low emission NeoSync EEG synchronized transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS), the device is being tested in patients between 22 and 65 years old with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder and failure to respond to exactly one medication. Under the direction of Dr. John Goethe, director of clinical research, and Sherri Post, trial coordinator, the trial consists of five 30-minute treatments per week for six weeks. There is no recovery period, so the patient is free to leave at the conclusion of each treatment and able to drive. For further details about the trial, please visit www.neosync.com. To speak with the trial coordinator, please call 860-545-7476, or email at Sherri.Post@hhchealth.org.
Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Have you been diagnosed with major depression? Do you continue to have symptoms despite medication? If so, you may be interested to learn more about a clinical research study that is being conducted to evaluate an investigational medication for treatment-resistant depression. We are currently enrolling patients for a clinical research study to look at the effectiveness and dosing requirements of an investigational medication that may help with the symptoms of depression. This trial will also explore the safety and tolerability of the investigational medication. This study will last a maximum of 13 weeks. You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:
• Are 18 to 64 years of age (inclusive)
• Have a current diagnosis of Major Depression
• Experiencing symptoms of depression despite current medication
• Able to consent to participate in the study
Additional criteria will be assessed by the study doctor to confirm your eligibility for this study. All study-related office visits, medical examinations, and study medication will be provided to qualified study participants at no cost. Compensation for time and travel may be provided. For more information, please contact: Sherri Post at 860-545-7476, or by email at Sherri.Post@hhchealth.org.
Researchers seeking adolescents with ADHD, ages 12-18
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The Institute of Living is conducting a study of adolescents with ADHD ages 12-18 to look at how the brain functions before and after use of a free computer-based treatment program. Our research painlessly measures how peoples' brains work and involves the use of a software developed to treat deficits associated with ADHD. The study will require 2 or 3 visits to complete interviews with clinical staff and MRI scans, as well as 5 weeks of at-home cognitive training. Qualified volunteers will be compensated up to $200 for participation, as well as the cost-free cognitive training.If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, please call (860) 545-7888. Our staff will determine if you are eligible to participate, and answer any questions you may have. Click here for more info.
Researchers Seeking Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ages 18-40
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The IOL is conducting a study of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ages 18-40 to look at how our brains process social interactions and how it is different in individuals with ASD. Our research painlessly measures how peoples’ brains work and does not involve any experimental treatments. The study may require two or more visits to complete interviews with clinical staff, MRI scans and an EEG. Qualified volunteers are compensated $20/hour for their time. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, please call (860) 545-7765. Our staff will determine if you are eligible to participate, and answer any questions you may have. Click here for more info.
Hartford Hospital Recruiting Patients with Irregular Heartbeat to Participate in Research Study
Patients will be randomly selected for either ablation or drug therapy, neither of which is experimental, and will receive follow-up care every six months for two years. Participants in the study must be more than 18 years old, have AF that is serious enough to warrant active therapy, and be eligible for both catheter ablation and anti-arrhythmia drugs. Patients interested in participating in the study or obtaining further information can click here or contact Ellen Volponi at 545-3416.
Exercise Study For Kidney Patients
This study is designed to examine the impact of a 16 week aerobic exercise training program on the stiffness of arteries, plus resting and ambulatory blood pressures in patients who have stage 3 (i.e., GFR 30 -59 ml/min) chronic kidney disease. For more information click here or contact Dr. Sam Headley, 413-748-3340.
Experimental Treatment Study for Excessive Anxiety and Worry
The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is researching an experimental treatment for people with excessive anxiety and worry called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This study is open to adults aged 18 and older who meet study criteria. This experimental treatment is offered at no charge to participants and financial compensation is offered for non-treatment study visits. For more information, call 860-545-7386, email: ADC.Research@hhchealth.org or visit www.InstituteOfLiving.org/Research/AnxietyDisordersCenter/GAD
Research Volunteers Wanted to Examine Vascular Function in Testicular and Hodgkins Cancer Survivors
The Preventive Cardiology Department is conducting a research study to examine vascular function in 20-55 year old men previously treated for testicular cancer. Participants who finish the study will receive free health information and financial compensation for their time. For more info, click here or call Amanda at (860) 545-3454.
Healthy Adults Sought For Research Study
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The Institute of Living is looking for healthy adults 18-60 with no significant history of mental illness. Participation will include: interviews and questionnaires, pencil and computer games, and an MRI. Qualifying persons will be compensated $20 per hour for their time. Lunch provided. For more information, call Clifton at 860-545-7143; Leah at 860-545-7255; or Sabra at 860-545-7802.
Children of Parents with Alzheimer's Needed for Researcn on Brain Structure/Function
To be eligible individuals must be between the ages of 40 and 60, have a mother or father diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's after age 60, not be currently exercising, be willing to exercise 3 times per week for 6 months at Hartford Hospital, and be willing to undergo an MRI scan. Study commitment lasts 6 months to 1 year, and participants will be compensated $500-$600. If interested, please contact Greg (860) 545-1507 or Amanda (860) 545-3454.
Healthy Volunteers Wanted for Heart Failure Study
Investigators from the Heart Failure and Transplant Center at Hartford Hospital are conducting an NIH funded study that examines how skeletal muscle cells in the thigh might be affected in patients suffering from chronic heart failure. This study also requires skeletal muscle samples from healthy volunteers. Click here for more info.
Healthy Participants Wanted for Psychosis Study
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital is conducting a study with healthy controls. Qualifying participants will be asked to come in for 1 day to participate in a brain imaging (MRI) and additional testing research project. Participants will be compensated $20 cash per hour. The study is open to adults aged 18-60. Click here for more info.
Heart Attack. Stroke. Are You At Risk?
Local physicians are conducting a research study of an investigational medication to assess its ability to reduce heart attacks, strokes or other cardiovascular events. Participants must be age 45 or older, taking cholesterol lowering medication, and have elevated triglycerides. In addition, they must have a history of one or more of the following: Previous heart attack or stroke, Heart disease or Diabetes. All study-related care and study medication will be provided at no cost to chosen participants. To learn more, please contact: Amanda Zaleski, Preventive Cardiology, 860-545-3454 or Amanda.Zaleski@hhchealth.org.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study
The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is investigating a new way to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using an internet treatment program combined with counseling. Treatment is offered at no charge to participants, and financial compensation is offered for non-treatment study visits. For more information, call 860-545-7752, email ADC.Research@hhchealth.org or visit www.InstituteOfLiving.org/Research/AnxietyDisordersCenter/OCD
Clinical Research Study on Major Depression is Now Enrolling Participants
Have you been diagnosed with Major Depression? We are currently enrolling patients for a clinical research trial to assess whether an investigational combination drug may be useful, safe and well tolerated for the treatment of major depression. Participants must be between 18-75 years of age with a current diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. Additional criteria will be assessed by the study doctor to confirm eligibility. Qualified participants will receive study-related care, health exams and medications at no cost. Click here for more information.
Researchers Seeking Participants for Schizophrenia Study
The Burlingame Research Center at The Institute of Living is conducting a longer-term study of patients aged 18-65 years with either negative symptom or sub-optimally controlled schizophrenia to study the effects of a novel adjunctive therapy. Participants and their caregivers will each be compensated $25 per visit and receive treatment and medicine at no cost. If eligible, participants would be asked to complete tests and interviews on a weekly and then biweekly basis. All the tests are safe and trouble-free, and participants can withdraw from the study at any time. If you or someone you know has interest in learning more about the study or possibly participating, please call Sherri Post at (860) 545-7476. Click here for more information.
Clinical Research Study on Pediatric Schizophrenia is Now Enrolling Participants
Confused, delusional, socially withdrawn? Does this sound like a teen you know? If so, s/he may be eligible to participate in a new research study being conducted by Drs. John Goethe and Andrew Winokur testing the effects of Asenapine for treatment of schizophrenia. Participants must be 12 to 17 years of age and generally healthy. Qualified participants will receive study-related care, health exams and medications at no cost. For more information contact Sherri Post, 860-545-7476, Sherri.Post@hhchealth.org.
Cancer Survivors Needed for LiveStrong Research Study
Please help researchers and care providers better understand how cancer affects young adults' quality of life! You can help if you were diagnosed with cancer in the past 7 years when you were between ages 15 and 39. Please forward this to friends or family that may wish to participate. To participate, you need to first complete and send in some required consent forms. You will be asked to complete questionnaires online, which should take less than an hour. After one year, you will be emailed follow-up questionnaires to complete online, which should take less than an hour. You will receive a $20 check for completing the first set and a $30 check for completing the follow-up. This research study is conducted by the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital, supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For more information, visit: www.psychsurveys.org/life/quality2.
Targeted Teachable Moment Intervention Study
If you are a breast cancer survivor that has recently completed treatment, you may be eligible for the Targeted Teachable Moment Intervention study. Finishing treatment may be the best "teachable moment" for patients to learn how to make positive changes in diet, exercise and weight management, as recommended by the American Cancer Society. For convenience, this is primarily a mail-based study. Participants will receive $60 after completing their four and seven month assessments. For more information, download the brochure, or call 860-545-1209.
Generalized Anxiety and Worry Research Program
The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is researching an experimental treatment for people with excessive anxiety and worry called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This study is open to adults aged 18 and older who meet study criteria. This experimental treatment is offered at no charge to participants and financial compensation is offered for non-treatment study visits. For more information, call 860-545-7386 or email ADC.Research@hhchealth.org.
Participants Needed for a Research Study on the Effects of Chronic Statin Use on Aerobic Performance in Older Athletes
Individuals over age 40 who are active in endurance sports at least five hours per week and take cholesterol-lowering medications called statins (such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, simvastatin, atorvastatin, etc.) are needed for a research study examining the effects of statin medications on physical performance. We are also seeking control participants who do not take cholesterol-lowering medications. We are primarily seeking recreational and competitive runners, but also swimmers, triathletes, and other active individuals. The protocol involves four visits to Hartford Hospital involving exercise tests on a bicycle. Participants will be compensated $100 for their time and gain valuable health information, including measurement of their VO2 max (considered the best indicator of aerobic fitness level). If you are interested, please contact Dr. Kevin Ballard at email@example.com or 860-545-4257.
Volunteers Needed for Study on Exercise and High Blood Pressure
Investigators from the Preventive Cardiology Department at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut are studying how different forms of exercise affect blood pressure. Eligible individuals will receive three free exercise stress tests, regular blood pressure measurements, supervised exercise sessions with personal trainers, and financial compensation up to $250. Participants must be between 18 and 55 years old and non-smokers. Space is limited. For more information, call Garrett Ash at 860-486-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.