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Volume 2, Issue 5 | March 2, 2022

Dear Research Colleagues,

We are excited to announce a new functionality to the Research Studies website.  As of today, March 2, all research studies that are IRB approved and are currently recruiting are able to promote their study for a limited time.  Previously this functionality was only available to actively recruiting studies in OnCore.

Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with this summary document as it highlights specific details and how the Research Studies administrative tool can be updated appropriately.

We will be having a virtual lunch and learn tomorrow, Thursday, March 3 at 12pm. We encourage you and your colleagues to register, and attend this meeting to learn more about this tool and how this newsletter can impact your recruitment efforts.

If you are looking to recruit participants to your research study, and your study is currently listed on the Research Studies Website we encourage you to submit a request to feature your study in an upcoming newsletter. 

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Featured Recruitment Studies

Impact of Estrogen Study

The Impact of Estrogen Status on the Biological Function of Brown Adipose Tissue in Women Measured Using Quantitative PET/CT

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are conducting a study for premenopausal women to learn more about how estrogen affects "brown fat" and resting metabolic rate.

Colorado Pulmonary Alcohol Study

Colorado Pulmonary Alcohol Research Consortium

We are examining the effects of heavy alcohol drinking, with and without smoking, on pneumonia and pulmonary severe disease development. We are looking for volunteers to serve as control subjects to be compared to people who drink heavily in a research project that examines substances collected from inside the lungs.

IUD Expulsion with Concomitant Menstrual Cup Use Study

Pilot Study of suction as a mechanism of IUD Expulsion with Concomitant Menstrual Cup Use

Participation will include 1 study visit. Participation will consist of a pelvic exam, 3 transvaginal ultrasounds, and 2 menstrual cup insertions and removals.

Neurocognitive Targets Study

Neurocognitive Targets of Hostile Interpretation Bias Training to Treat Irritability

We are seeking adolescents ages 13-17 years, have no serious medical issues, and are currently in mental health treatment.

Virtual Reality Mindfulness Application to Reduce Stress Study

Evaluating a Virtual Reality Mindfulness Application to Reduce Stress and Promote Wellbeing in University Students

The National Mental Health Innovation Center is recruiting up to 75 students, residents, fellows at CU Anschutz to participate in the study. Participants will be provided with Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets for the duration of the evaluation period (8-weeks). They will be asked to complete at least one 8-10 minute TRIPP VR mindfulness session 3-5 days per week via the VR headset or their mobile phone.


BURST2D: Breaking up Sedentary Time to Improve Glucose Control in a Population at Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

We are seeking participants who are: 

  • Ages: 18-45
  • With BMI: 25-40
  • With Prediabetes
  • Seated more than 8hrs/day
  • Physically active less than3 days/week

Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 Immune Responses Study

Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 Immune Responses Among Persons Living with HIV

Volunteers are needed for a research study on immune responses to COVID infection and/or vaccination in people living with HIV.

Diverticulitis Study

Comparison of Surgery and Medicine on the Impact of Diverticulitis (COSMID) Trial

Diverticulitis is the leading cause for elective surgery to remove all or part of the colon. Researchers are interested in better understanding how diverticulitis and treatment for diverticulitis affect quality of life for patients. This study aims to determine and provide the best course of treatment for patients that have recovered from an episode of diverticulitis.

Feasibility of VR Programs Study

Feasibility of VR Programs for Anxiety Related Disorders in an Outpatient Care Setting

We are recruiting up to 20 adolescents, ages 14-18, who experience anxiety in social situations and 10 providers who treat adolescents who experience anxiety in social situations to participate in a research study. Participation involves trialing social engagement content on a virtual reality (VR) headset. Participants will be compensated for their time.



Volunteers needed for a research study to learn about the best time of day to exercise. Join a University of Colorado research study investigating how exercising in the morning compared to exercising in the evening may affect your body weight, body composition, fitness, and other health outcomes.

INSTI- Associated Weight Gain Study

Explorations Into the Mechanism for INSTI- Associated Weight Gain: A Focus on Energy Balance

  • Adults age >=18 years and BMI of >=30.0 kg/m2
  • >=10% weight gain within the first 2 years of switching to INSTI-based ART (bictegravir or dolutegravir-based regimens only), with weight gain that has continued or worsened (not decreased).
  • At least one plasma HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL while on the current INSTI-based ART within 6 months of screening
  • Willing to switch to doravirine and pay any associated co-pays that insurance may not cover.
  • 2 NRTI back-bone therapy with either TAF or TDF with 3TC or FTC and willing to continue these 2 agents.

How do I feature a study?

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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