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Volume 1, Issue 5 | November 17, 2021

Dear Research Colleagues,

The Research Studies newsletter is currently being distributed on the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you have a study that is actively recruiting participants, please feel free to  submit your information.

To learn more about the administrative tool of Research Studies, pleas e register for office hours held on Thursdays from 11 - 12pm as we will provide tips and guidelines to help increase your study recruitment on the Research Studies website.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Featured Recruitment Studies

SPARX3 Parkinson Study

Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial: SPARX3

Eligible participants must:

  • Age between 40 to 80 years old.
  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson's no more than 3 years old.
  • Not currently be taking any PD medication or expect to start taking PD medications within the next 6 months.
  • Be able and willing to do moderate to high intensity exercise on a treadmill 4 times/week for 18 months and participate in study visits for 24 months.
  • Be able to travel to University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus periodically for study related visits.

Are these studies for you?


Contraceptive Hormone and Reward Measurement (CHARM) Research Study

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is examining the effects of oral hormonal contraceptives (OCPs) on brain processes and emotional wellbeing. Knowledge from this research study is important as it will show how oral contraceptives might impact emotional well-being and place certain women at greater risk for neuropsychiatric side effects.

Cardiovascular Mechanisms

Cardiovascular Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance in Diabetes and the Role of Sex

We are looking for volunteers to study how exercise affects people with and without type 2 diabetes differently. Volunteers will go through baseline testing of cardiovascular health, exercise ability, and various other parameters related to skeletal muscle function. Volunteers will then complete a 15-week supervised exercise program focused on cardiovascular exercise and fitness, and all testing will be repeated.

The Effect of Rifampin

The Effect of Rifampin on Etonogestrel Concentrations in Contraceptive Implant Users

The purpose of this study is to learn how the antibiotic drug, Rifampin, may affect the breakdown of etonogestrel in Nexplanon® users. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used to treat latent tuberculosis infections.

hormones from a birth control pill

Research about alternative ways to measure the amount of hormones from a birth control pill

Participation will last up to 22 days and consist of three study visits. Participants will spend one day (8 hours) in clinic and receive an intravenous (IV) catheter for multiple blood draws. During that time, participants will have access to a TV and the internet to help pass the time. Blood will also be drawn on the final day of the study.

Type 2 Diabetes

Breaking Up Sedentary Time to Improve Glucose Control in a Population at Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Volunteers needed for a research study that plans to learn more about how short, frequent periods of physical activity affect your health and reduce risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Sex Hormone and Vascular Function

Sex Hormone and Vascular Function in Women with CKD: A Cross-Sectional Study

This research study will compare sex hormone concentrations in healthy women to women with chronic kidney disease. We also measure blood vessel function using non-invasive testing. Participation will consist of one screening visit (approximately an hour) and one testing visit (approximately 3 hours of time or less). The testing visit will include non-invasive testing of blood vessel function. Testing takes place at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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If you would like to have your study featured please submit your information and we will work on including your study information in our next issue.

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