Millions of minor and major surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Research into surgical interventions may focus on investigational devices, therapies for pain control, anesthesia research, technology-based support, rehabilitation programs, and quality of life measurements. Studies in this category may seek participants who are planning to have a surgical procedure, those that have already had surgery, or those interested in alternatives to surgery.
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.
Department of Surgery Research Participant Registry
Are you 18 years of age or older? Are you interested in hearing about research studies being conducted through the Department of Surgery? You may be eligible to participate in the Department of Surgery's research participant registry.
VX22-264-101 - Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Study
Do you have Type 1 Diabetes? Are you 18-65 years old? You may be eligible for a research study to determine whether the VX-264 implant can improve glucose control. Compensation is provided.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Are you affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis in consequence of spinal cord injury years after injury.