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Volume 3, Issue 6 | April 5, 2023

Dear Research Colleagues,

If you have a study that is actively recruiting participants and is visible on the Research Studies website please feel free to submit your information here. We will work on including your study details in our next issue.

As a reminder, all studies listed on the Research Studies website are automatically driven through OnCore. We have created a tip sheet that outlines how information feeds from the OnCore Study Information Portal to the Research Studies website.

Also, all research studies that are IRB approved and are currently recruiting are able to promote their study on the Research Studies website 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 Research Studies website and newsletter update on April 18 at 12pm, during the Clinical Research Connections meeting. We encourage you and your colleagues to register, and attend this meeting to learn more about research studies and recruitment efforts given that campuswide listservs are no longer in existence.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Featured Recruitment Studies


Inhaled Cannabis, Oxidative Stress and the Pulmonary Innate Immune Response

This study evaluates the effect of long term cannabis/marijuana smoking on lung health. Volunteers should be between ages 21-55 with No history of alcohol abuse, tobacco, or other recreational drug abuse and No chronic medical conditions.
Healthy Cannabis users between ages 21 and 55 years:

  • Daily or near daily cannabis use
  • Never or limited smoking or use of inhaled tobacco products.
  • No history of chronic respiratory, cardiac, liver or renal disease

Healthy Control subjects between ages 21 and 55 years:

  • No cannabis use ever.
  • Never used tobacco products.
  • No history of chronic respiratory, cardiac, liver or renal disease.

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Sex-Based Differences in the Neuronal Mechanisms of Food Intake Behavior

Volunteers are needed for a study that aims to learn more about how men and women differ in the way their brains respond to food and hunger. It also plans to learn more about how hormones and the menstrual cycle affect these responses.
Participants will:

  • Complete 2 to 4 MRI scans.
  • Complete food, attention, and mood questionnaires.
  • Complete blood draws for measuring hormones.
  • Receive a free Fitbit.

You may qualify for this study if you:

  • Are 18-45 years old.
  • Do not have any metal or electronic devices in your body.
  • Are not claustrophobic.
  • Are not currently using hormonal contraceptives.

Pecans Vs Nachos

Snacking Study

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study to compare the effects of consuming pecans and tortilla chips. Participants will receive monetary stipends of up to $300 for their
participation in two 8-hour study visits.

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Evaluating the Peripheral Vascular Blood Flow and Oxygenation Responses to Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes With Time-Resolved, Quantitative MRI

The purpose of the research study is to learn more about how exercise affects muscles of the leg and blood vessels in adults who do not exercise regularly and who either have, or do not have. The study also includes 2 research testing visits.  The entire study will take approximately 1 week to complete. Research testing visits will include blood draws, exercise tests on a stationary bicycle, and an ultrasound and MRI test of your muscles and blood vessels.  Each research visit will last approximately 1 ½ hours.  The visits will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Non-smoking Men and Women.
  • 30-55 years of age.
  • Lean (BMI < 25).
  • Not exercising more than 1 hour/week.

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Volunteers Needed for Research Study on PTSD-Associated Nightmares and Heart Health

The purpose of this research study is to see if we can improve sleep quality and heart health by reducing nightmares related to PTSD.

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Neuromuscular Training Following Concussion: A Feasibility Study Using a Virtual Platform

We are seeking healthy adults ages 18-40 years with a diagnosed concussion within the past 3 years for a one-time research visit.

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The Influence of a Birth Control Pill on Weight: A 6-months Observational Study


  • Female.
  • 18-40 years old.
  • BMI between 25-45.
  • Generally healthy.
  • Not currently using a hormonal form of birth control and willing to start and continue the Sprintec pill for 6 months.

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Social Information Processing in Teens

Teens ages 13-17 who are currently in mental health treatment without serious medical conditions are being recruited for this study.  Participation involves a one time, 2.5-3 hour study visit on the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Both the teen and a caregiver will complete questionnaires. The teen will complete tasks while in a magnetic resonance imager (MRI). Compensation and copy of brain images provided.

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Colorado Pulmonary Alcohol Research Consortium

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. Main Procedures Involved: Thorough pulmonary evaluation by a lung physician by physical exam, chest x-ray, spirometry, and bronchoscopy. Routine blood lab work & pregnancy test will be performed. Duration of Participation: A single study visit from 7 AM to 12 PM during a weekday.

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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