About Skin, Hair, and Nails
As the largest organ in the body, the skin plays a variety of roles, from barrier and gateway to sensory array. At root, the skin works to keep things inside the body away from things outside the body; it stops diseases from entering easily and helps prevent the loss of fluids like blood. The sense of touch is made possible by the skin, as a network of nerve cells embedded in the skin relay information back to the brain. Skin and hair help the body keep its temperature stable, and finger- and toenails protect the sensitive endings of hands and feet. If the skin becomes irritated or infected it can result in conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Several types of cancer can develop on the skin, the most serious of which is melanoma. Whatever the cause, research into the prevention and treatment of skin conditions and diseases can help more people feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin.
Work Limitations in Nurses with Cancer
Are you a nurse that has been diagnosed with cancer? You may be eligible for a research study to understand work experiences among nurses with cancer.
The Lactation and Infant Feeding with Cancer Study
Are you currently pregnant or have given birth in the past two years? Do you have a cancer diagnosis? You may be able to participate in a research study exploring decision-making around infant feeding among pregnant and postpartum people with a cancer diagnosis and their healthcare providers. Compensation is provided.
The Lactation and Infant Feeding with Cancer Study - Healthcare Provider Arm
Have you worked as direct clinical care for birthing and postpartum people with or without cancer (and/or their infants)? You may be eligible for a research study exploring decision-making around infant feeding among pregnant and postpartum people with a cancer diagnosis and their healthcare providers. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
The ROCKET Shuttle Program
Do you have atopic dermatitis? You may be eligible for a research study that aims to find out if a study drug may be well tolerated and effective for adults with atopic dermatitis. Compensation provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Scalp Psoriasis Clinical Trial
Are you 18 or over with moderate to severe scalp psoriasis? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to measure how safe and effective the investigational drug BMS-986165 (also known as deucravacitinib) is in treating participants with scalp psoriasis. Reimbursement available.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Extremities Study
Have you been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on your lower extremity (below the knee)? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers determine if the need for surgical treatment of SCC can be eliminated by injecting a solution of a chemotherapeutic drug.
ARO- Toenail fungus Study - Adult
Are you 18-75 years old? Do you have toenail fungus? You may be eligible to join a clinical research study testing an investigational medication for people with toe nail fungus. Compensation provided.
Are you a cancer patient over 21 years old? You and your caregiver may be eligible to participate in a research study using behavioral methods to help cancer patients manage symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Decentralized Biobanking "de-bi": An app for tracking research donations
Are you 18 and older and interested what happens to the tumor/tissue/blood you donate for research? This research project is developing an app for those who want to track or learn about their biosample donations and studying patient preferences for feedback about research on their biosamples.
7T COVID Study –Participants with Severe Illness (NOT COVID-19)
Are you 45-80 years of age? Were you admitted to a UPMC hospital for a severe infection (such as pneumonia or skin infection) that was not COVID-19 between March 2020 - July 2022? You may be able to participate in a study that involves completing questionnaires, undergoing psychological testing, providing a blood sample, and undergoing a specialized MRI scan of the brain. Compensation is provided.
Are you currently receiving chemo for cancer at UPMC? Do you have a smartphone? You may be able to participate in a study to monitor symptoms during chemotherapy using smartphones and Fitbits. Participation involves installing study apps on your smartphone and completing daily questionnaires for 90 days. Compensation is provided.