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CLINICAL RESEARCH ADVOCATE
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.
The purpose of this study is to establish a bipolar disorder biobank with genetic data from 4000 people with Bipolar I Disorder (BDI), Bipolar II Disorder (BDII), and Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type (SA-BD) for use in genomic disease risk studies and pharmogenomic studies.
SPARK is a landmark national autism research study designed to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. SPARK is sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.
Focus in NeuroDevelopment (FIND) Network: A statewide network for research in neurodevelopmental disorders