Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Male participants are being sought for a study examining the role of omega-3 fatty acids in reducing the inflammatory response to a non-living bacterial agent. The Pronova Study is looking for healthy, non-smoking, normal weight males aged 20-45 years with no history of diabetes or heart disease. Subjects should not be taking anti-inflammatory medications, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, or consume 2 or more servings of high omega-3 fish per week. Participants will be required to consume capsules daily for two 8 week periods and have a 10 hour stay at the CRC at the end of each period. The total duration of the study is 24 or more weeks. If you fit these criteria and would like to participate in this study, please call 1-814-863-8622 or email PronovaStudy@gmail.com. Mention the Pronova Study and leave your name and a contact number. Subjects will receive blood test results and compensation of $300. This study is being conducted by Dr. Ann Skulas-Ray, Dr. Gordon Jensen, and Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton at Penn State University.
Penn State Students are needed for a research study at the University Park Campus at the Clinical Research Center. This study will be conducted among healthy African, African American and Caucasian American participants ages 18 to 30. Dr. Wilson is the Principal Investigator. This study is investigating the genetic, environmental, and dietary influences on vitamin D metabolism. Participants will be asked to fill out a vitamin D questionnaire and attend a clinical visit (~1 hour) . Participants may be asked to participate in a supplementation trial next fall and attend three additional visits (~3 hours). Compensation will be provided for each completed visit to the CRC (4 potential completed visits = $40 total). Please contact Phyllis Martin at the CRC with questions about participation (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 814-863-7126). You can determine if you are eligible for this study by going to the following url for the screening and eligibility questionnaire: http://goo.gl/qqql5F
We are recruiting teens (ages 13 to 17) and one parent or legal guardian to participate in an important research study conducted by the researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in order to help us understand teens’ online experiences and the role of parental involvement. Participant pairs will be compensated with up to a $75 Walmart or Amazon.com gift card for their time.
We are currently looking for German native speakers between 18-40 years old who would be interested in participating in an experiment that looks at how speakers comprehend and produce sentences in their native language being conducted for research purposes here at Penn State University by Dr. Carrie Jackson and Courtney Johnson Fowler.
Female volunteers are needed for a research study investigating estimated bone strength in a population of young exercising women as it is related to energy status and menstrual status. Participants will receive measurements of bone density, hormone levels, body fat, and fitness levels.
Researchers at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Penn State University are doing a study to learn about the natural history of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in the post-vaccine era among female college students.
Researchers seek Korean-English/Chinese-English bilingual children at 8-12 yrs for the Cognitive and Language Learning Study
We are recruiting Korean-English/Chinese-English bilingual children both with and without a history of language learning difficulties. (1) Hearing, language, cognitive, and motor tests will be provided. (2) Parents will be asked to provide information about their child’s educational and medical history. (3) Results of the testing will be available free of charge. (4) Scheduling is flexible.
Researchers seeking men and women ages 40-75 who are currently taking blood pressure lowering medication
Benefits: General health, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings. 5-6 visits to the Noll Lab/General Clinical Research Center are required including screening and experiment visits.
Researchers seek overweight individuals for study investigating the health benefits of chocolate and almonds
This is a clinical research study testing the effects of four diets, containing either almonds, dark chocolate, dark chocolate + almonds, or no chocolate or almonds, on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Specifically, this study will assess changes in blood pressure, the levels of fat in your blood, the health of your blood vessels, and your inflammatory status in response to the different diets.
We are currently seeking participants for the PASS2 study, which includes investigation of connections between perceived stress, mood, physical pain, behavior, and health. The purpose of this research study is to examine the extent to which daily changes in pain, emotion, stress, health behaviors (e.g., sleep, alcohol use), and salivary markers of inflammation are associated in undergraduate college students. Also of interest is how demographic factors, personality, and social relationships are associated with inflammation and self-reported health.
The purpose of this research is to understand tongue movement for speech in adults with motor speech disorders and to identify important tongue movement for clear speech production in adults with motor speech disorders. After a brief hearing screening, sensors will be attached to the participant's jaw, lower lip and forehead with tape. Two additional sensors will be attached to the tongue using dental glue. Participants will then be asked to produce a list of words in several speaking styles, namely fast, slow, loud, soft and habitual. Height, weight, head circumference, and ear to ear distance will be measured at the end of the session.
The Penn State food lab needs women and their children between the ages of 8-12 years to participate in a research study examining human eating behavior.
Help us understand more about kids' preferences for milk! We are looking for children without food allergies. We will have your child taste and rate milk products and may take pictures of your child's brain using a safe procedure called fMRI.
Researchers at Penn State are conducting a study of adult’s activities in their everyday lives. As part of the study you would wear an electronic activity monitor and may use a smartphone to track your activities. These devices would be provided to you to use for study activities while you are enrolled in the study. Participation will require several visits to our campus research office and you will be paid for your time.
The Women’s Health and Exercise Lab in Noll Laboratory is looking for exercising women for a research study investigating the impact of exercise and diet on the menstrual cycle, metabolism, and bone health.
The Smoking Research Lab at Penn State University is currently recruiting cigarette smokers to participate in a paid research study. Earn up to $145 for completing the study.
This study investigates how sentences are processed by people who know two languages. Specifically we seek participants who have learned Spanish as a native language and who know English as a second language. Participants will read sentences in English and Spanish and will name words aloud
Help us discover how your children respond to food advertising!