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Current Research Studies

We are currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the studies listed below. If you would like to participate in any of the studies listed below you can contact us directly or sign up through, the University of Michigan’s web site dedicated to clinical research and research participation.

For information about each study, click on the study number to be redirected to the Research Recruiting website and/or review the consent form to read an in-depth study description including what you will be asked to do and the time commitment.

Pain and Stress Management in Fibromyalgia

U-M Study Number: HUM00038688
This is a multi-visit treatment study examining three different group therapies each known to have some effect on improving pain and functioning in FM. It is run over 15 months and involves 4 research visits of about 2 hours each (including a screening visit to check eligibility), as well as 8 therapy sessions held weekly over 2 months and last about 90 minutes each. All visits are held at Lobby M of Domino Farms.
Eligibility requirements include:
18-75; male or female; fibromyalgia diagnosis

The PERRFECT Study at the University of Michigan

U-M Study Number: HUM00071597
The PERRFECT Study at the University of Michigan is a phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the use of the NeuroPoint medical device as a treatment for fibromyalgia. The study involves 32 stimulation treatments (30 minutes in duration each) which occur twice weekly; 1 screening visit; and 3 all-day research evaluations and brain scans, over an 18-week period. The main aim of the study is to evaluate the mechanisms and effectiveness of a noninvasive electrostimulation treatment in patients with Fibromyalgia. The treatment, known more commonly as RINCE therapy, involves a trained practitioner applying a very small electrical current at a single point on your head. During the treatment you will wear a custom designed cap to ensure proper placement of the signal, and the current will be applied using the NeuroPoint® device which is a machine that has been specifically design for RINCE therapy.
Eligibility requirements include:
Women aged between 18-65 with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia (FM), Right-handed, Not pregnant and willing to use an acceptable method of birth control for the duration of their study participation, Willing and able to undergo three 90 minute fMRI brain scans

Pain Research Registry

U-M Study Number: HUM00063489
Participation in the registry involves a single visit to the CPFRC which involves completing questionnaires about your pain, medical and family history; undergoing a pain sensitivity assessment (optional); and donating a small sample of your blood for genetic research into pain conditions also optional). By joining the Registry you may also sign up to receive future communications from the Center – this may be invitations to participate in future studies for which you might be eligible or announcements about upcoming educational events. Registration may be done at the time of enrollment in one the above studies.
Eligibility requirements include:
18-75; persistent (chronic) pain for 3 months or more


Consent forms available on this site are approved by the University of Michigan Institutional Review Board; however, they may not be the most current version and intended as samples only.