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Currently Enrolling Studies

Help us advance our research mission. Here's how you can get involved.

The goal of all clinical research, and particularly clinical trials, is to discover new approaches to conditions currently without a treatment or to developing more effective treatment options. We are always looking for volunteers willing to join us on this journey. In fact, we couldn’t do it without you. Here are our currently enrolling studies:

Adolescent schizophrenia

A six-week Phase 3 double-blind clinical study of brexpiprazole with option for open-label rollover for treatment of adolescent schizophrenia.

  • Eligibility criteria: volunteers ages 13-17 with a current primary diagnosis of schizophrenia or history (diagnosis or symptoms) of the disease for at least six months before screening.

  • Projected enrollment start date: Spring 2022

  • Principal investigator: Sharon Cain, M.D.

Prader-Willi syndrome

Phase 2/3, randomized, double‑blind, placebo‑controlled study for the treatment of hyperphagia in Prader‑Willi syndrome

  • Eligibility criteria: Children and adults up to 65 years, referrals appreciated
  • Enrollment: Closed
  • Principal investigator: Ann Genovese, M.D. 

For more information about this study, contact Christa Wessel, MHA/ED, EMT, Clinical Research Coordinator, at 913-574-0302 and

BEST Trial (Low Back Pain)

A 9-month clinical trial of treatments for chronic low back pain.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have had low back pain for at least 3 months
  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are willing to try one or two treatments for chronic low back pain

Study flyer

Principal Investigator: Andrea Chadwick, M.D.



One-time online survey (approximately 15-20 mins) assessing patient’s understanding of fibromyalgia. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Females and males 18 years and older
  • Diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Study flyer

Principal Investigator: Lora Black, Ph.D., MPH


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mailstop 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6400
Fax: 913-588-6414