We are pleased that you are considering volunteering for clinical research. It is through clinical research that we advance medicine. Participation in a clinical research is completely voluntary.

Each study has specific requirements on who can participate, which may include age, gender, and medical diagnosis. Prior to enrolling in any study, a study team member will explain the study details to you.

If you are interested in any of the research below, please contact us at COMTrials@UCF.edu or 407 COM TRIALS (266 8742).

Join The Contact Registry For Clinical Research

Sign up for the UCF College of Medicine’s Contact Registry for Clinical Trials to learn about clinical research and clinical trials in areas of interest to you. Whenever a study is opening in your interest area, we will let you know. You do not have to be a patient or have the disease, just need to be interested in learning more.

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Trials Open For Enrollment

We are seeking patients in all disease areas to serve as subject matter experts/advisors for our research studies. The only qualification is your lived, personal experience of the disease. The commitment is less than 20 hours a year. To volunteer to be an EXPERT, reach out to COMTrials@UCF.edu or 407 COM TRIALS.

Study: Deciding Brains

This study is looking at changes in memory for older adults.

Seeking: Persons ages 60-95 with memory issues but no dementia

PI: Dr. Nichole Lighthall, PhD; Dr. Mariana Dangiolo, MD

Sign up for the UCF College of Medicine’s Contact Registry for Clinical Trials to learn about clinical research and clinical trials in areas of interest to you!

Study: Contact Registry for Clinical Trials

Seeking: Any adult

PI: Dr. Amoy Fraser, PhD

Study: Development of an Early Diagnostic Test for Malignant Tumors in Children with NF1

Seeking: Healthy persons to donate blood

PI: Dr. Cristina Fernandez-Valle

Study: Cell-Free DNA CHIP for Diagnosing Cancer

Seeking: Healthy persons & persons with cancer to donate blood

PI: Dr. Kersten Schroeder

Study: De-Identified Human Tissue Project for Use with Translational, Biomedical Research at UCF College of Medicine and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Seeking: Persons who will be doing a surgery to donate removed tissue

PI: Dr. Amoy Fraser, PhD

Limited participants- Astronauts Only.

Collaborating PI: Dr. Amoy Fraser, PhD

Study: Extracellular vesicles as non-invasive biomarkers for Huntington Disease progression and huntingtin lowering therapy

Seeking: (1) Persons with HD; and (2) Healthy persons without HD to serve as controls

PI: Dr. Amber Southwell, PhD; Dr. Danish Bhatti, MD

Study: Innate Immunity in Allergic Asthma

Seeking: Healthy persons (no asthma, no respiratory symptoms, no seasonal allergies) to donate blood

PI: Dr. Justine Tigno-Aranjuez, PhD

Study: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter, Adaptive, Phase III trial to Investigate Efficacy and Safety of Vilobelimab in the Treatment of Ulcerative Pyoderma Gangrenosum (IRX1001/IFX-1-P3-4)

This study seeks persons with ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum to find out if a new investigational drug, vilobelimab is safe and effective in treating the condition.

Seeking: Persons diagnosed with Ulcerative Pyoderma Gangrenosum.

PI. Dr. Naveed Sami, MD

Study: A Randomized, Controlled Pragmatic Phase 3b/4 Study of Baricitinib in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seeking: Persons diagnosed in Rheumatoid Arthritis

PI: Dr. Shazia Beg, MD

Study: Translational Utility of Tumor-Derived FGF19 in a Novel Blood-Based Endocrine Suppression Approach for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Seeking breast cancer and colorectal cancer patients.

PI Dr. Deborah Altomare, MD; Dr. Virgil Dawson, MD.

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Study: Microbiome in aging Gut and Brain (MiaGB) Study.

Seeking: Persons over 60 years old.

LSI Michal Masternak, PhD.

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Study: Crowdsourcing an Open COVID-19 Chest Radiograph Imaging Repository for Artificial Intelligence Research.

Seeking: persons who had a chest Xray while diagnosed with COVID19.

PI: Dexter Hadley.

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Study: Blood Collection for COM and BSBS Scientists.

Seeking: adult blood donors.

PI Amoy Fraser, PhD.

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Study: Lake Nona Life Project.

Seeking: Persons who live, work, study, or play in Lake Nona.

Sign up at http://www.liveworkparticipate.com/

PI Eric Schrimshaw, PhD.

FINE REAL: A non-interventional study providing insights into the use of Finerenone in a routine clinical setting. 

Seeking adults who are taking Kerendia (Finerenone).

PI Virgil Dawson, MD.

Trials Opening Soon For Enrollment

Study: Post-pandemic genomic epidemiology of pneumococcal carriage among children and adults in the general US population

PI Dr. Taj Azarian, Co-I Dr. Virgil Dawson, Dr. Amoy Fraser

We are seeking HEALTHY adults over 50 years old and children under 5 years old to participate. You don’t need to be ill with pneumonia to participate. The 30-minute study visit involves a questionnaire and a nasopharyngeal swab. As thanks, we are giving a $30 Amazon gift card. To participate, contact COMTrials@UCF.edu or 407 COM TRIALS.

PI: Dr. Thomas Kean, PhD

Study: A Prospective Observational Study of Patients receiving Dupixent for Prurigo Nodularis

Seeking: persons diagnosed with Prurigo Nodularis

PI: Dr. Naveed Sami, MD

Study: Hair Analysis for Dialysis Patients. Open to dialysis patients

Seeking Veterans doing dialysis at the Orlando VA.

PI Ed Ross, MD.

Trials Closed For Enrollment

Study: A Biospecimen Samples Collection Study to Support the Development of the Detect STI Test

Seeking: *Limited Access* UCF Students Only

PI: Dr, Jane Gibson, PhD; Dr. Mary Schmidt-Owens, PhD

*LIMITED ACCESS* Medical Students only

Study: Cobas® Liat SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A/B & RSV Nucleic Acid Test: Clinical Performance Evaluation

Seeking: *Limited Access* UCF Students Only

PI: Dr. Jane Gibson, PhD; Dr. Mary Schmidt-Owens, PhD

Study: Targeting Immunometabolism to control COVID19

Seeking: Healthy persons to donate blood

PI: Dr. Hung Nguyen, PhD

Study: Rheumatology Fellows’ Survey: Opinion on the Influence of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media

Seeking: Rheumatology students

PI: Dr. Neha Bhanusali, M.D.

Collection of human blood for development of liquid biopsy assay

Seeking: Healthy persons to donate blood

PI: Dr. Annette Khaled, PhD

Study: A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Deucravacitinib (BMS-986165) in Participants With Active Discoid and/or Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (DLE/SCLE)

Seeking: Persons diagnosed with Active Discoid and/or Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (DLE/SCLE)

PI: Dr. Naveed Sami, MD

Seeking: UCF students

PI: Dr. A’Naja Newsome, Ph.D

Study: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in Adult Patients With Bullous Pemphigoid

Seeking adults with BP that is not adequately controlled

PI Naveed Sami

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Study: Sarcopenic Obesity in the Elderly.

Seeking adults over age 60.

PIs Muthu Periasamy, PhD; Ali Rizvi, MD; and Mariana Dangiolo, MD.

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Study: The Eye in Orbit: UCF Adaptation.

Seeking: Selective enrollment. Not open to the public.

LSI Mehul Patel, MD.

A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Investigate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Efgartigimod PH20 SC in Adult Patients with Pemphigus (Vulgaris or Foliaceus) 

PI Naveed Sami, MD.

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