Martinez Lab

Location and Contact Information

Martinez Lab
1051 Riverside Drive, Suite 5100
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY 10032
United States

Principal Investigator

Please contact us about any of our studies:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Alcohol Use Disorder

This study uses TMS, alcohol lab sessions, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the effects of TMS on choices to drink alcohol and neurotransmitters in the brain. We are seeking adults who have trouble with alcohol but are not looking for treatment to participate in a 4-week long inpatient study. A description of this study can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03809286

Please contact us at (646) 774-7774 or email Natasha.Desilva@nyspi.columbia.edu


Ketamine for Tinnitus

Our lab is conducting a study investigating the effect of ketamine for tinnitus, which is ‘ringing in the ears’ in the absence of ambient sound. Tinnitus often occurs with hearing loss, and it is fairly common. Unfortunately, it is difficult to treat, and there are few options. Our study uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging to assess the effect of ketamine, which is known to treat depression, for tinnitus. As description of this study can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03336398

Please contact us at (646) 774-7654 or email Alex.Grassetti@nyspi.columbia.edu


Slow to Launch 

This study investigates Slow to Launch Syndrome, which is characterized by an individual age 18 or older who has not left home for college or found full time employment. This study will survey parents and young adults to better understand the features of slow to launch syndrome.

Please contact us at (646) 774-7774 or email Vianne.Garces@nyspi.columbia.edu


Cannabinoids for Neuropathy

The PINC study (Paclitaxel Induced Neuropathy and Cannabis) is a clinical trial investigating cannabinoids for peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy (paclitaxel or docetaxel). This study enrolls volunteers who have experienced neuropathy due to breast cancer treatment. A description of this clinical trial can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03782402

Please contact us at (646) 774-7774 or email Vianne.Garces@nyspi.columbia.edu


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