Yesterday one of Dr. Mehta's research assistants, Megan, called me. She said that it has been approved. (study) She also said that this is not a "sponsored" study and that I would have to give them all of my insurance information.
I should be expecting some paperwork from them within 2 weeks.
Megan also said that I am going to be one of the first patients in the study because I had an appointment with him prior to knowing he was going to do the study.
Will give updates.