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CLINICAL RESEARCH ADVOCATE

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Akshay Patke
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As Clinical Research Advocate, Akshay serves as an independent liaison between patients, clinicians and researchers in the Psychiatry Department. He is available to describe the research process for potential participants, facilitate communication between participants and all members of the research team, and ensure the ethical treatment of participants. Akshay works to support a pleasant and convenient research participation experience. For any questions or concerns regarding research participation, please contact Akshay via phone or e-mail.

We're learning more about brain functioning in youth with specific neurobehavioral functioning disorders in youth, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Tic Disorders/Tourette (TD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); and their healthy peers.

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Tags: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Healthy Peers, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tic Disorders/Tourette

A study conducted in partnership with PrairieCare that is evaluating how and for whom two psychotherapy programs work.

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Tags: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders

This study is focused on visual perception and thought processes in individuals with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder and their relatives.

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Tags: Psychosis

We’re learning more about Tic Disorders and how the brain is involved when adolescents suppress tics or allow their tics to happen.

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Tags: Anxiety, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tic Disorders/Tourette

The purpose of the study is to better understand brain development in early-to-mid adolescence, and to find out how brain and behavior patterns change over time in girls with versus without self-injury.

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Tags: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Self-injury

TRuSST is investigating whether computerized training might help people with schizophrenia lessen their symptoms and learn new thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Tags: Psychosis

The purpose of this study is to measure the health effects of smoking among tobacco smokers, marijuana smokers, and those who smoke both.

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Tags: Alcohol & Substance Abuse

This is a study to develop a measure of adolescents’ interpersonal problem-solving. ENROLLMENT IS FULL

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Tags: Mood Disorders

This research is being done to better understand if the social, language, and cognitive thought processes of individuals with autism can become more flexible. ENROLLMENT IS FULL

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Tags: Autism, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The purpose of this study is to determine the tolerability and therapeutic potential of oxytocin in children and adolescents with ASD when paired with a computer game intervention that is designed to enhance face perception skills. ENROLLMENT IS FULL

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Tags: Autism, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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