Are you age 60 or older? Have you had a stroke? You may be able to participate in a study to explore how making changes to morning routines might improve the quality of life for survivors of stroke. Participation involves meeting with a health coach for 4 weeks to help achieve sleep and activity goals, which may also improve mood. Participation can be completed at home. Compensation is provided
Immune response to influenza vaccine in middle-aged adults
We are seeking adults 50-70 years old who plan to receive an influenza (flu) vaccine from a UPMC doctor or a pharmacy offering FDA licensed egg-free type flu vaccine. This study will involve 3 study visits with blood draws, each fall for 3 flu seasons (2022-2024). We are especially interested in how people with different body weights respond to the flu vaccine.
Bone Adaptations to Physical Training
The primary purpose is to determine the bone density, structure and strength adaptations that result from various exercise programs which differ based on the frequency and intensity of bone loading. Subjects will complete 24 weeks of resistance training or maintain their current activity level without beginning any formal exercise training program and participate in laboratory visits.
Smartphone Apps for Caregivers
Researchers at Pitt are looking for caregivers of those with spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or cerebral palsy to participate in a research study. Caregivers will take part in group discussions and provide feedback on smartphone apps designed to support individuals with chronic conditions. Compensation provided.
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.
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.
Intimate Partner Violence among Women of Asian Descent
Are you a woman who was born in an Asian country and who speaks Mandarin, Korean, or English? You may be able to participate in a study to evaluate a new treatment for women who are experiencing physical assault, verbal/emotional abuse, sexual violence, or financial abuse within a relationship. Participation involves taking part in a 12 week intervention program. 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.
Are you age 30 or older? You may be able to participate in an at-home study of muscle training to investigate the effect of muscle strengthening on bone, sleep, and quality of life. This study involves 3 in-person visits to the Duquesne University campus and daily muscle training (15 minutes) over 6 months. Eligible participants must have no condition that would limit their ability to exercise.
Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your body? And have you experienced trauma? You may be able to participate in a study to help understand how interventions change brain activity associated with feeling disconnected. Participation involves interviews, pre/post MRI scans, 8 intervention visits, and internet follow-up visits. Participants will be compensated.
OPTIMUM Research Study
Are you bothered by chronic low back pain? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if group mindfulness meditation sessions, coordinated with your primary care provider, can help reduce chronic low back pain. This study involves surveys, an interview, and monthly virtual visits. Some participants will also attend weekly online group sessions. Compensation is provided.
Are you age 60 or older? Did your spouse or partner pass away in the past 12 months? You may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about health behaviors and mood in bereaved older adults. This study involves 7 visits (online or by phone) over 15 months and includes recording daily activity, mood, diet, and sleep behaviors for 12 weeks. Compensation is provided.
Are you 18 or 19 years old and the mother of one child? If so, you may want to participate in a study that will pair you with a mentor, or Maikuru, to provide you with a support network. Participants will have 5 weekly 2-hour educational sessions, will receive dinner, child-care, bus tickets/parking at each session, and will also receive compensation for completing all sessions.