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Current Projects

The following studies are open for enrollment.

Please click on the links provided or contact the CTRU for more information.

HITFIT: Feasibility of High Intensity Interval Training in Adolescent Populations with Obesity (Emily Guseman, PhD)
Researchers at Ohio University are studying exercise preferences and performance among teenage boys and girls whose weight is higher than it should be. Your child is eligible to participate if they are 14 to 18 years old at the time of enrollment, meet weight criteria, can exercise safely, are not currently participating in organized sport, and are not pregnant. Participation in the study will last 6 weeks, including assessments at the beginning and end and 4 weeks of supervised exercise (3 times weekly). Participants will be compensated for their time and effort. Please call 740.59.2263 or email HCOMPlay@ohio.edu for more information

Community-Based Pedagogical Approach for Quality Improvement in Healthcare (Kristin Schuller, PhD)
Have you experienced any problems in the U.S. healthcare system regarding the cost of services, access to care, and/or quality of care provided? We want to hear your story. Please complete the following survey: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M2TFEweLDYzD2B
This study aims to discover what psychological, physical, and financial consequences the U.S. healthcare system has on a patient’s life with a particular emphasis on access, quality, and cost of healthcare. The study has been approved by Ohio University’s Institutional Review Board, 19-X-112. If you have questions, please contact Ohio University’s Dr. Kristin Schuller at schuller@ohio.edu

Using Yoga to Reduce Chaos and Improve Preschooler Sleep (Emily Guseman, PhD)
This study is looking at preschoolers' bedtime routines. Participants need to not be pregnant at the time of participant and children must be the ages of 2 and 5. Please call 740.593.2263 or email HCOMPlay@ohio.edu for more information.

Skeletal Muscle Insulin Signaling in Lean and Obese Individuals (Leslie Consitt, PhD)
This study is looking for sedentary individuals who are between 18 and 50 years of age who wish to participate in a study to examine insulin sensitivity and skeletal muscle metabolism. Participants will be required to visit the laboratory two times (total approximate time commitment is around five hours), undergo a DEXA scan (for body composition) and undergo blood and skeletal muscle analysis. Please call 740.593.2535 or email metabolism@ohio.edu for more information

The DART Study: Exercise Strategies to Improve Physical Function in Older Adults (Dallin Tavoian, PhD Candidate)
This study is looking for individuals between 60 and 75, not living in a nursing home or assisted living facility who are interested in participating in an exercise-based research study. Help researchers better understand the health effects of difference exercise strategies. Please call 740.593.2248 or email DT114412@ohio.edu for more information

PROMINENT: Pemafibrate to Reduce cardiovascular OutcoMes by reducing triglycerides IN diabetic patiENTs (Vipin Koshal, DO, FACC)
This study is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international trial evaluating the ability of an investigational product to prevent cardiovascular events among adults with type 2 diabetes and high levels of triglycerides with a history of statin therapy. The study is seeking males over the age of 50 and females over the age of 55 years old who meet study inclusion criteria. The total expected treatment duration is up to 5 years, with an expected average follow-up period of approximately 4 years. Qualified volunteers may receive compensation. Please call 740.566.9873 or email CTRU@ohio.edu for more information.

Sleep and Cognition in Older Adults (Julie Suhr, PhD)
This study will examine how sleep affect cognitive abilities in older adults. This study is seeking participants 50 years of age and older with concern about their sleep and cognitive abilities. If you participate, you will complete several self-report measures examining sleep habits, medical and psychological history, and your perceptions of your cognitive abilities. You will also complete a brief battery of cognitive tests. The entire study should take about two hours to complete. Please call 740.593.0910 or email suhr@ohio.edu for more information

Assessment of toddlers' lifestyle behaviors and related parenting practices (Emily Guseman, PhD)
Researchers want to know how our behaviors and habits influence child growth. This study is seeking to measure how a child’s activity and sleep compare to current recommendations. Participants should be children age 2-5 years old who can walk by themselves and their primary caregiver is between the ages of 18-55 years old. Participants should be willing to attend one study visits with their child and attend one additional visit alone. Compensation will be provided. Please call 740.566.9873 or email CTRU@ohio.edu for more information.

METABOLISM STUDY: The Myostatin Signaling Pathway in the Skeletal Muscle of Obese and Type 2 Diabetics (Leslie Consitt, PhD)
This study is currently seeking participants age 18-50 who wish to participate in a study to examine skeletal muscle metabolism. Female participants who are over 170 lbs and male participants over 200 lbs are needed. Please call 740.593.2535 or email METABOLISM@ohio.edu for more information.

The Myostatin Signaling Pathway, Metabolic Flexibility, and Insulin Sensitivity (Leslie Consitt, PhD)
The purpose of this study is to investigate how skeletal muscle affects fat metabolism and insulin resistance in lean and obese individuals between the ages of 18-50 that are sedentary (participate in less than 1 hour of structured exercise per week). It is important to study fat metabolism and insulin resistance, as these conditions contribute to disease states such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Findings will help the scientific community understand how skeletal muscle functions in humans during obesity and diabetes and provide a basis for further studies in relation to clinical treatments in these conditions. Please call 740.593.2535 or email Metabolism@ohio.edu for more information.

Understanding How Healthy Blood is Conquered by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Nathan Weyand, PhD)
This study is looking for volunteers to provide blood samples for a research study. The research hopes to gain new information to aid in the future development of drugs or vaccines that prevent gonorrhea. Participants must be between the ages of 18-55 years old, weigh at least 111 lbs, and be willing to attend a study visit to provide a blood sample. Please call 740.566.9873 or email CTRU@ohio.edu for more information.

Coming Soon

The BONE Study: Older Adult Perception of Cortical Bone Mechanics Technology Testing Procedure (Anne Loucks, PhD)
This study is seeking participants aged 50-99 to participate in a research study to improve a new technology for assessing bone health. Participants must not be living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, must have a least one arm that has not suffered a fracture or other musculoskeletal or orthopedic injury within the past year and be willing to complete 3 laboratory-based testing sessions (6 hours total). Eligible participants will be compensated for their time.

Safety and Efficacy of BIO-101 175 mg b.i.d. and 350 mg b.i.d. 26-week oral administration to patients suffering from age-related SARcopenia, including sarcopenic obesity, Aged 65 years and at risk of mobility disability. A double-blind, placebo control
(Brian Clark, PhD)

This study is  looking for participants over the age of 65  who report a loss of physical function and considered at risk of mobility disability. 

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Athens, OH 45701
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