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Buffalo Behavioral Medicine is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the following ongoing research studies:

 

ACES Study

 

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of food and activity preferences on weight gain in 6-9 year olds over a 3 year time period.

Eligibility:
Children ages 6-9 years old and their parent/legal guardian.

Reimbursement:
Participants and parents will be reimbursed $240 for completion of the study.

Requirements:
The study involves three visits to the University at Buffalo South Campus, lasting 60-90 minutes, one home visit lasting about 90 minutes and one lab visit per year for two years.

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-5142
Email: UBAcesProject@gmail.com

 

 

Instathought Study

 

Eligibility:
Overweight 8-12 year old children and their parent/legal guardian.

Reimbursement:
Families will be reimbursed for completion of the study.

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-6122
Email: instathoughtstudy@gmail.com

 

PLAN with families

 

PLAN program encourages healthy eating habits and promotes healthy lifestyle changes for families. Families will have an opportunity to learn fun ways to eat healthier and get active. The program is available in pediatric practices located in the Buffalo, Rochester, St. Louis, and Columbus areas.

Eligibility:
Overweight 6-12 year old children and their parent/legal guardian.

Requirements:
Parents and children attend varying weekly, bi-weekly and monthly sessions for 2 years.

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-6697
Email: primarycareweightloss@gmail.com

 

 

MINDD Study

 

The purpose of the research is to examine decision making in adults with prediabetes.

Eligibility:
We will recruit adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes ages 18-60 years.

Requirements:
Participants will complete 3 sessions, lasting approximately 90-120 minutes. Participants will complete some questionnaires, play some computer games, wear an activity monitor for a week, and complete an fMRI scan.

Reimbursement
Participants will be reimbursed for their participation in the study.

More Information
Study Website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/mindd-study/

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-2445
Email: ubmindd@gmail.com

 

The Supermarket Selections Study

 

The Supermarket Selections Study is currently looking for parents of children between the ages of 2 and 15 who are interested in buying healthier foods for their family.

Eligibility:
Parents who have at least one child between the ages of 2-15 years.

Requirements:
The study requires one lab session lasting about 2 hours.

Reimbursement
If you qualify, you will be paid $20 for your time in the form of a gift card to Wegmans. Participants will also have a 1-in-10 chance to receive a gift card covering the total cost of the groceries they select in the study task.

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-3400
Email: supermarketselections@gmail.com
Survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/supermarketselections

 

The UBET Study

 

The UBET Study is currently looking for African Americans ages 18-64 to participate in a study about financial decision-making.

Eligibility:
African Americans between the ages of 18-64.

Requirements:
The study requires one lab session lasting about 1 hour.

Reimbursement
If you qualify, you will be paid $25 for your time.

Contact Information:
Phone: (716) 829-6819
Email: ubchoicesstudy@gmail.com
Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UBETeligibility