Active Studies

Active Research Studies

Explore active research studies at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute.


The Adaptive Brains Learning about Emotions (ABLE) study

IRB# 529-21-FB: The Adaptive Brains Learning about Emotions (ABLE) Study is recruiting children between the ages of 8-12 to be in a research study that will help us better understand and treat anxiety disorders. Children that are anxious and worry and children who do not are both needed for this study.
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Alcohol study

IRB# 279-21-FB: Sex differences in brain function during early abstinence in alcohol use disorders is a research study that seeks to learn about how the brain recovers from alcoholism and whether there are differences in men and women.
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Peer-Feed study

IRB# 659-24-EP: Evaluation of sibling-peer modeling on increasing consumption of foods for children with feeding disorders is a research study for children diagnosed with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), or other feeding difficulties that will evaluate the effectiveness of siblings as peer models and the use of differential reinforcement procedures to increase consumption of targeted foods.
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Polygenic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Nebraska Kids – Down Syndrome
(PRANK-DS)

IRB # 0324-22-EP: The Polygenic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Nebraska Kids – Down Syndrome (PRANK-DS) study is looking for children (age 8-13 years) with Down syndrome for a study to test the
relationship between genetic/genomic Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) risk factors and brain/cognitive
development.
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Sleep study

IRB# 775-18-FB: UNMC is looking for children, and parents of children, who are 10-18 years old, diagnosed with Autism and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and sleeping less than 8 hours per night (3 or more times per week).
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Contact Us

The Research Program at MMI is directed by Jennifer Blackford, PhD.

Email Dr. Blackford for more information.