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Researchers seek participants for vitamin D study-Compensation provided

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Research Participant Criteria

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: 18 - 30 Years
  • -Healthy African American and Caucasian Penn State student volunteers
  • -Aged 18 to 30
  • 1) at least 50% African/African American OR
  • 2) at least 50% Caucasian
Exclusion Criteria

You are not eligible if any of the following applies to you:

  • -Participants with a fever (100 degrees F or higher) at the time of the visit
  • -Severe chronic disease (i.e., chronic kidney disease, cirrhosis of the liver, heart attack, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, or other serious underlying illness that prevents blood donation)
  • -Radiation therapy or chemotherapy within the past 4 weeks
  • -Any of the following on the upper right arm: rashes, a cast, swelling, paralysis, open sores or wounds.
  • -Individuals with blindness and/or deafness
  • -If students cannot speak English or read English
  • -Pregnant participants
  • -If participants become pregnant at any time during the study

Research Study Details

Genetic, Dietary, and Environmental Influences on vitamin D metabolism

Penn State Student Volunteers needed for a research study at the Penn State Clinical Research Center at University Park. Participants are being enrolled in the vitamin D study to investigate the racial/ethnic differences in vitamin D metabolism. Participants will be asked to fill out a health history questionnaire, will attend at least one visit to the Clinical Research Center to give a blood sample, and have blood pressure, height, weight, and skin pigmentation measurements taken. Participants will be compensated for their time, all participants enrolled in the study will be entered into drawings for $100 VISA gift cards.

College Student Volunteers Needed

·         Age 18-30

·         Who identify as African, African American, or Caucasian

For a research study to better understand racial/ethnic differences in vitamin D levels.

Volunteers will

·         Fill out an online questionnaire

·         Attend one visit to the Clinical Research Center in the Noll Laboratory building to give a blood sample, and have blood pressure, height, weight, and skin pigmentation measurements taken.

·         Possibly entered into a three-month supplementation phase of the study

       *Participants entered in VISA gift card drawings

       Compensation is provided.

 

For more information: http://goo.gl/qqql5F or PennStateHershey.org/cancer

Phyllis Martin:

814-863-7126 or vitamin-d@psu.edu

Study Director: Robin Taylor Wilson, Ph.D., Department of Public Health Sciences

This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board IRB43010

*Baseline participants will be entered into 4 drawings of $100 VISA gift cards. Participants who are selected for the randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation will be entered into two drawings of $50 VISA gift cards for every additional visit they complete

Study Dates, Times and Location

Start Date: Oct 13, 2013 12:00 AM
Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Penn State Clinical Research Center Noll Laboratory
Approximate Participant Study Length: 2 Hours

Duration/time for Study Procedures.

a. First Visit. 

The first visit will take approximately:

- 40 minutes for the online questionnaire; and

- 20 minutes for biometric measurements and blood draw.

 

b. Vitamin D Supplement Study.

 If you are selected for the vitamin D supplement study, you will

have three total visits to the Penn State Clinical Research Center (CRC). Your total time

commitment is expected to be approximately:

-15 minutes to record your diet intake during the previous 24 hours at the CRC in-person

visits (45 minutes total);

-15 minutes for biometric measurements and blood draw at the CRC in-person visit three

times over a two month period (45 minutes total); and

-10 minutes for an online questionnaire that will be emailed to you once every two weeks

during the intervention trial in order to monitor for potential side effects (60 minutes total).

Compensation: 10.00

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Contact Information

Phyllis Martin
814-863-7126
vitamin-D@psu.edu

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 43010