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.
Metabolic Interventions to Resolve NASH with Fibrosis (MIRNA)
Are you 18-75 and diagnosed with a type of liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)? You may be able to participate in a study to test two investigational drugs (study drugs) being developed as potential options to treat patients with NASH with liver fibrosis. This study involves at least 16 visits over up to 68 months. Compensation is provided.
Blood Test Study for Suspected Liver Disease
Have you been scheduled for a liver biopsy because your doctor suspects that you may have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help evaluate a new blood test for liver disease. This study requires a one-time visit and blood draw. Compensation is provided.
NASH GC41033 Study
Are you 18-75 and diagnosed with a type of liver disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)? You may be able to participate in a study to compare the effects, good or bad, of a drug called BFKB8488A versus placebo. A placebo looks like a drug but has no active ingredient. This study involves 29 visits over 16 months. Compensation is provided.
NASH Cirrhosis Study
Are you 18-75 and diagnosed with a type of liver disease called compensated NASH cirrhosis without varices? You may be able to participate in a study to help find out if a study drug called Belapectin is safe and works to prevent enlarged veins in the esophagus in NASH Cirrhosis. Participation could last about 39 months if participating in both states of the trial. Compensation is provided.
Do you have severe itch associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if an investigational medication called volixibat is a safe and effective treatment for itching associated with PSC and if it may improve markers associated with PSC disease progression. Compensation is provided.
Do you have Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)? You may be able to participate in a study to find out how safe and effective an investigational drug called elafibranor is for patients with PBC. The main part of the study lasts up to 2 years, but total participation can last up to 6 years. Compensation and reimbursement are provided.
The RESPONSE Clinical Research Study
Do you have a diagnosis of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)? Are you aged 18-75? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out if an investigational drug called seladelpar is a safe and effective treatment for people with PBC. Eligible participants have either been on a stable dose of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA or ursodiol) for the past 12 months or cannot tolerate UDCA.
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.
Strategies to Promote Resiliency (SPRY) Study
Are you planning to have elective surgery at UPMC? Are you 60 years of age or older and do not have diabetes? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if the drug metformin results in fewer complications and better outcomes after surgery. Compensation is provided.
Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Healthy Volunteers
Are you a healthy, white individual between the ages of 18 and 35? If so, you may be eligible to help researchers understand the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Researchers hope to identify IBD-causing genes, which determine a person’s make-up and inherited traits. Involves one study visit, participants will be asked to give approximately 4 tbsp. of blood. Compensation provided.
Biliary Atresia Study
Are you age 18 or older with a diagnosis of biliary atresia? Have you had the Kasai procedure (surgery to improve bile flow)? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about the long term health of patients who have had the Kasai procedure. Participation by parents is voluntary. Compensation for transportation provided.