Protocol Number: NA_00041578
Physician: Steven R. Brant, M.D.
This study’s goal is to understand the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (i.e., Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) in African Americans. Specifically, researchers will use participants’ cells to help find the genes (DNA) that may be associated with the development of IBD and predict IBD disease course and individual response to treatment.
If you join the study, you will be asked to:
- Give information about your health, including related IBD diagnosis and treatment and family history of IBD.
- Give a blood sample, about 3 tablespoons (less for small children) or a saliva sample (2 mls) or a stool sample.
Who is Eligible?
- Patients with IBD and their family members who have or do not have IBD.
- People that do not have IBD nor have a family member with IBD needed for comparison purposes.
Payment for Participation
- Participants will be paid $40 upon completion of entry into the blood collection arm of the study.
- Participants will be paid $10 upon completion of entry into the stool collection portion of the sample.
- Participants will not be paid if they join the saliva sample collection portion this study.
For More Information
The Johns Hopkins Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Genetics Study
1503 E Jefferson St, Ste B137
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410-614-1982, 888-279-4194 or 410-502-5846