Featured Studies:

Need Help for Panic Attacks?
 
 Do you have reoccurring attacks of sudden, intense fear or anxiety?
 
Do you worry a lot about having another attack?
 
Do you worry about the effect the attacks are having on your life?
 
Do you avoid places or activities because you might have another attack?

Click here for information about our research study


Research and Treatment Opportunity for People with Excessive Clutter
 
Is your home so cluttered that you have trouble using your rooms or furniture?

 Is it difficult for you to throw things away, even if you don’t need them?

 Do you bring too many things into your home?

Click here for information about our research study

 

Cancer Clinical Research Office - Open Studies Update
View the latest open studies being conducted by the Cancer Clinical Research Office
(click here)

 

 


 

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Neuroimaging (Brain Scan) Study
Investigators at The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital are recruiting participants without psychiatric problems for a neuroimaging (brain scan) study. We are offering a study that involves undergoing a neuroimaging (brain) scan while also participating in tasks that will examine your brain functioning. This study will last about 3-4 hours and will include a clinical assessment and MRI. You will be asked to complete another MRI scan 16 weeks after your initial scan, which will take about 2-3 hours. You will be paid $75 for the first session and $50 for the second session.This study is open to adults ages 40 - 65 years old that meet study criteria. If you would like more information or would like to participate in this study, please contact: Marla Genova, M.A., (860) 545-7039 or email adc.research@hhchealth.org

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.

Clinical Research Study on Pediatric and Adolescent Autism is Now Enrolling Participants
Does your child have Autism? If so, s/he may be eligible to participate in a new research study being conducted by Dr. Salma Malik testing the effects of Lurasidone for the treatment of Autism. Participants must be 6 to 17 years of age and generally healthy. Qualified participants will receive study-related care, health exams and medication at no cost. Financial compensation for time and travel may be provided. Click here for more information or contact the Clinical Trials Unit at 860-545-7502 or email at clinical.trials@hhchealth.org

Clinical Research Study on Adolescent Schizophrenia is Now Enrolling Participants
Does your child have Schizophrenia? If so s/he may be eligible to participate in a new research study being conducted by Dr. Salma Malik testing the effects of Lurasidone for the treatment of Schizophrenia. Participants must be 13 to 17 years of age and generally healthy. Qualified participants will receive study-related care, health exams and medication at no cost. Financial compensation for time and travel may be provided. Click here for more information or contact the Clinical Trials Unit at 860-545-7502 or email at clinical.trials@hhchealth.org

Researchers seeking adolescents with and without ADHD, ages 9-18
The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The Institute of Living is conducting a study of adolescents with ADHD ages 9-18 and healthy adolescents ages 9-18 to look at how the brain functions during decision-making in cognitive tasks. Our research painlessly measures how peoples' brains work using functional magnetic resonance imaging. The study will require at least 1 visit to complete interviews with clinical staff and MRI scans. Qualified volunteers will be compensated $20 per hour for participation. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, please call (860) 545-7531. 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 Research Study
Healthy volunteers are needed for a research study investigating a protein biomarker in advanced heart failure. Volunteers will need to undergo one blood draw. 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.

Alternative Treatment for Postpartum Depression
The Burlingame Research Center at the Institute of Living is researching an alternative treatment option for women with postpartum depression called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This study is open to women aged 18 to 50 who have given birth within the past 6 months and that want to try an alternative treatment for depression instead of an antidepressant. This treatment is offered at no charge to participants and financial compensation for time and travel may be provided. Click here for more information or contact the Clinical Trials Unit at 860-545-7502 or email clinical.trials@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 8 weeks. You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:
       • Are 20 to 64 years of age
       • Have a current diagnosis of Major Depression
       • Experiencing symptoms of depression despite current medication (or previous medication)
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. Financial compensation for time and travel may be provided. Click here for more information or contact the Clinical Trials Unit at 860-545-7502 or email clinical.trials@hhchealth.org

Researchers Seeking Participants for Schizophrenia Study
The Burlingame Research Center at The Institute of Living is conducting a study on patients ages 18-65 with Schizophrenia to study the effects of a novel adjunctive therapy. This study will last a maximum of 12 weeks and financial compensation for time and travel may be provided. Click here for more information or please call the Clinical Trials Unit at 860-545-7502 or email clinical.trials@hhchealth.org.

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.

Men and Women with Elevated Cholesterol Needed for Research Study
Investigators from the Preventive Cardiology Department at Hartford Hospital are examining how genetic differences may explain why people respond differently to common cholesterol-lowering medications. Age 18-65, elevated cholesterol, not taking a cholesterol lowering drug. Financial compensation of up to $100 for your time. For more information, download our flier. If interested, please contact Greg Panza at 860-545-1507.

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 kevin.ballard@hhchealth.org or 860-545-4257.

Participants with Family History of Dementia Needed for Research Study
Researchers at the Memory Disorders Center want to learn more about factors that increase risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. We are looking for research volunteers who are 45-65 years old and who have had a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for their time and gain valuable health information. For more information, download our flier. If interested, please contact Diana King at (860) 545-7038 or diana.king@hhchealth.org.

Social Anxiety Research Study
Do you experience excessive fear or anxiety in social or performance situations? Do you worry about being judged or humiliated in front of others? Do you avoid or suffer through anxiety-provoking social situations? The Anxiety Disorders Center is conducting a neuroimaging (brain scan) study of people with social anxiety. Participants will receive $20 per hour. This study is open to adults aged 18 and older who meet study criteria. If you would like more information or would like to participate in this study, please contact: Laura Bragdon, M.A., (860) 545-7386, adc.research@hhchealth.org.

Volunteers wanted for research study examining the effects of study drug on cholesterol levels
The Preventive Cardiology Department is conducting a research study to examine the effects of a study drug (ETC-1002) on cholesterol levels in people currently taking statins. To volunteer you must be: A male or female between 18 and 80 years of age, currently taking a daily dose of a statin medication, willing to have blood drawn and have an LDL-C level between 115 and 220, able to come to Hartford Hospital for study visits, post-menopausal or surgically sterile (if female), and willing to use birth control or have had a vasectomy (if male). Participants who finish the entire study will be compensated $675 for their time. For more information, download our flier or contact William Roman at (860) 972-1558 or william.roman@hhchealth.org