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Researchers in Galveston studying physical function, strength, and recovery from illness are recruiting adult subjects for their studies.

Study volunteers can learn more about their own health by participating in clinical trials. Join our mailing list to receive a quarterly newsletter with information about clinical trials, community events, volunteer opportunities, and research on aging news from UTMB.

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Current Studies


Clinical Trials

  • Annual Wellness Visit Study

    Annual Wellness Visits for People with Dementia: A National Study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Participate in a 30-minute interview to help us improve healthcare services provided to individuals with dementia.

    Interested? Contact Samuel David at (409) 772-5514 or savdavid@utmb.edu. Download flyer for families: https://utmb.us/acy. Download flyer for providers: https://utmb.us/acz.

      Learn more about The Annual Wellness Visit Study

  • Caregiver and Patient Support Study (CAPSS)

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    Are you a caregiver of or someone diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementia? Participate in an interview to create a screening tool to help protect older adults and improve referral for services.

    Interested? Contact: Lisa Thibodeaux, BSN, RNC-OB, Research Nurse II at (409) 747-1756 or lbthibod@utmb.edu. Download flyer: https://utmb.us/8pp.

      Learn more about CAPSS

  • CHALLENGE (The UTMB Health Challenge Study)

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    UTMB Health Challenge Study - You may be eligible if you have a smartphone and are a woman aged 65 – 85, interested in how technology may increase physical activity, and are able to read and understand English.

    Interested? Contact: Lakesha Golliday at (409) 266-9630 or lagollid@utmb.edu. Download flyer: https://utmb.us/52v.

      Learn more about the CHALLENGE Study

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Study

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    Postmenopausal female volunteers with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are needed for a study. Help us better understand barriers to the management of PCOS and the metabolic risks of PCOS across the lifespan.

    Interested? Contact Mariel Miller at (409) 210-9134 or makmille@utmb.edu. Download flyer: https://utmb.us/8rp.

      Learn more about the PCOS Study

  • The Dementia Help Study

    Have you sought professional help for yourself or a relative about dementia within the past two years? Participate in an interview to help us learn more about the difficulties families experience when seeking professional help for dementia.

    Interested? Contact Karen Schlag, PhD at (713) 822-8655 or keschlag@utmb.edu. Download flyer for families: https://utmb.us/aau. Download flyer for providers: https://utmb.us/aav.

      Learn more about The Dementia Help Study

  • Urinary Incontinence in Older Women (UI)

    Do you know someone who struggles with urinary incontinence (UI)? We're conducting a study to find out if the way we treat UI can affect the risk of falling in older women.

    Interested? Contact: Mariel McConville, Lead Research Coordinator, at (409) 266-1759 or mamcconv@utmb.edu or Paula Skinkis, Clinical Research Coordinator, at (409) 772-1907 or pskinkis@utmb.edu. Download flyer: https://utmb.us/a7l.

      Learn more about The UI Study

  • Vascular Mechanobiology (Blood Draw) Study

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    Volunteer for Research: Vascular mechanobiology (blood draw) study. Help us better understand how platelets in our blood work and develop better treatments for blood clots leading to stroke and heart attack.

    Interested? Contact Atreyee Biswas, atbiswas@utmb.edu, 409-772-9753 (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday-Friday) Download flyer: https://utmb.us/8h5.

      Learn more about the Blood Draw Study