Current Studies

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The following studies are open for enrollment. Please click on the links provided or contact the CTRU for more information or to find out if a certain study is right for you.

Skeletal Musicle Insulin Signaling in Lean and Obese Individuals (Leslie Conistt, 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. Participatns will be required to visit the laboraty two times (total approzimate time commitment is around five hours), undergo a DEXA scann (for body composition) and undergo blood and skeletal muscle analysis. For more information, please call 740.593.2535 or email metabolism@ohio.edu

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. For more information please call 740.593.2248 or email DT114412@ohio.edu

Reboot Study (David Drozek, DO)
This is a randomized, controlled / comparison study that will evaluate the effectiveness of WellStart, a virtual intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program to control type 2 diabetes.

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 congitive abilities in older adults. This study is seeking participants 50 years of age and older with concern about their sleep and congitivie abilities. If you participate, you will complete several self-report measures examining sleep habits, medical and psychological history, and your perceptions of your congitivie abailities. You will also complete a brief battery of congitive 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 age 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.

Achieving a High Level of Wellness by Focusing on the Impact of Diabetes Distress in Rural Appalachia (Liz Beverly, PhD)   This study is being done to learn about behavioral and emotional challenges to living with diabetes in southeastern Ohio. Participants will be asked to complete a demographic form and six surveys about your diabetes and well-being. To be eligible, you must have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, aged 18 years and older who are able to read and speak English, and living in Southeastern Appalachian Ohio (Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, Washington counties).  Compensation will be provided.   To learn more about this study, please email DiabetesWellness@ohio.edu.

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.

 

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