Clinical Trials

  • Principal Investigator:

    Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
    MS Genetics aims to better understand the genetic component of demyelinating diseases by doing genetic testing on blood samples of participants. This study involves a once time blood draw and completion of questionnaires spread out over a couple of years in hopes to better understand the genes that makes one predisposed to Multiple Sclerosis and various other demyelinating diseases.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
    We need your help today to gather information about the experience of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most MS patients take one of over a dozen of medications to control their disease, and these medications alter the immune system. These effects are not as strong as those experienced by patients with organ transplants or cancer patients on chemotherapy; however, we do not know today whether MS patients on medication are more susceptible to the virus. This study by the Columbia University MS Center in New York City aims to answer that...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
    Genes and Environment in MS (GEMS) is a longitudinal cohort study investigating how genetics and environment can lead to the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. We are recruiting first-degree relatives (siblings, parents, and children) of people who have been diagnosed with MS. This study involves the collection of biological specimen, including saliva and blood, as well as the completion of questionnaires regarding personal and family health history, diet, and other environmental exposures. The goal of this study is to use these data to develop and test an algorithm predicting risk of MS onset that...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
    Genes and Environment in MS (GEMS) is a longitudinal cohort study investigating how genetics and environment can lead to the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. We are recruiting first-degree relatives (siblings, parents, and children) of people who have been diagnosed with MS. This study involves the collection of biological specimen, including saliva and blood, as well as the completion of questionnaires regarding personal and family health history, diet, and other environmental exposures. The goal of this study is to use these data to develop and test an algorithm predicting risk of MS onset that...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
    The purpose of this study is to establish a collection of biological fluids and associated data from healthy individuals to determine how genetic and environmental variation affects the immune system. Study visits consist of taking vitals and collecting biological fluids, such as blood. You will be compensated for participating in this study.