UC Davis Health Clinical Studies

Online Developmental Screening Study

Have you had a new baby? Learn about your baby's development!

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento are conducting an online study tracking the development of infants from 6 to 36 months of age. The goal of the study is to help parents understand their child’s development and gain access to resources when needed. This study tests new online methods of tracking developmental milestones in babies. The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention and care of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Longitudinal screening study
Any, age 6 months

An Evaluation of the Health Education Theater Course

Volunteer for research at UC Davis and contribute to discoveries that may improve health care for you, your family, and your community!

The purpose of this study is to see if the enrollment in a course (entitled “Health Education Theater”) causes any changes in five major outcomes. These five outcomes include: (1) the knowledge about guidelines about (a) physical activity and (b) diet/nutrition. (2) compliance to these guidelines. The third outcome is (3) the economic efficiency (e.g., return on investment (ROI)) estimated by a cost-benefit analysis (CBA)). This will account for productivity loss (e.g., income loss) saved in the long-term (e.g., life time). The fourth outcome is (4) health related quality of life. The fifth outcome is (5) self-perception well-being measures such as self-esteem and and selfefficacy.

Behavioral study
Any, age 18 years or older

The Effects of Sucrose-sweetened Beverage in African-American and Caucasian Women (SAAC) Study

In this study, we hope to learn about the metabolism of koolaid beverages that contain added sucrose (table sugar).

The main goal of this research study is to learn about the metabolism of koolaid beverages that contain added sucrose (table sugar). We hope that what we learn will help patients in the future. As with all research studies, no one can guarantee that participating in a research study will help you. We invite you to take part in a research study if you: - identify as either an African-American or non-hispanic White woman. - are a woman between the ages of 18-45 years. - are a nonsmoker who does not have diabetes mellitus or liver, kidney or thyroid disorders. - do not take hypolipidemic, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive or anti-depression medication. - have a stable body weight during the prior 6 months

Biological Study
Female, age 18-45

Join a research study of a potential new form of birth control

Help us understand if an investigational vaginal ring is safe and effective in preventing pregnancy

This clinical trial will study the efficacy, cycle control, and safety of an investigational contraceptive vaginal ring over 12 months. The vaginal ring that will be used in this study is experimental and being developed as a possible new method of birth control. The ring in this study is used for three months before it is changed. The ring is made of silicone rubber and contains two hormones. One of the hormones is a progestin called Nestorone. The other hormone is an estrogen called estradiol. This estrogen is the same estrogen made in a woman's body. The vaginal ring releases these hormones into your body. The hormones are intended to keep women from releasing an egg so they do not get pregnant. Birth control pills work the same way. To take part in this study, you must be willing to engage in at least one act of heterosexual intercourse per month. You also must not be using another method of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are enrolled onto this study.

Drug study, Phase 2
Female, age 18 to 35 years old
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