Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for lean and overweight female volunteers between the ages of 20 - 65 to participate in a human research study. The study involves having lunch on one day a week for 4 weeks and a questionnaire visit during a fifth week. All study visits will take place in our lab in Henderson Building. In addition to the free meals, there will be monetary compensation of up to $90. To hear more, please call Christine@ 863-8482.
Smokers needed for a 17- 20 day study that looks into individuals' who smoke cigarettes response to rewards such as winning money.
We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals who frequently mix both languages to participate in a psycholinguistic study. It involves reading sentences in English, Spanish and English and Spanish mixed and testing your memory on those sentences while your brain activity is recorded. This is a two-session study (2 hours per session) and we compensate our participants monetarily ($20 per session approx). If interested, please contact Patricia Román at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy female daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.
Penn State University researchers are looking for participants to a help with a study to learn more about leisure in the lives of OIF/OEF Veterans and their spouses. The study consists of one, ~1-hour interview to discuss the role of leisure, marital relations, and military life. Each participant will receive a $20 Walmart gift card ($40 in total) for their time. If you are interested in participating and scheduling an interview, or have questions, please contact Dr. Derrick Taff at email@example.com or 814-867-1756.
Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism.
Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on the production of hormones essential for growth and the maintenance of bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition, hormone levels, and aerobic fitness, and will also be given the option to take hormonal contraceptives during the study.
Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition and bone density, hormone levels, and physical fitness, and will take hormonal contraceptives during the study.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are different rates of vitamin D metabolism according to genetic ancestry, and genetic differences in vitamin D metabolizing enzymes, the vitamin D receptor, vitamin D binding protein, and vitamin D response elements known to influence expression of vitamin D metabolizing enzymes.
2-6 visits to Noll Laboratory are required spaced out over 3-4 months
The Cognition, Affect and Temperament Lab is recruiting 4-24 month olds for a study about visual attention and behavior.
We are looking for individuals who smoke cigarettes daily to participate in a study on how reward affects behavior.
Seeking couples with a young child (under age 5) who would be willing to complete online surveys.
The study involves two full testing days at the on-campus clinic during which participants will consume a coconut chicken curry meal on each day and be monitored in the clinic for the next 8 hours. Visits must be separated by at least 1 week. Participants will have their own clinic room for the day where they can read, work on their laptop or watch the in-room cable TV. Blood draws and other tests will be performed periodically throughout the study day. In addition to the meals, results of blood test will be provided at no-cost and there will be monetary compensation of up to $200. To hear more, please email SPICESTUDY@psu.edu or call 814-863-0926
Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of walnuts on cardiovascular disease risk factors. We are seeking participants 30 - 65 years of age with a BMI of 26-40 kg/m2. Subjects must be healthy, non-smoking, not allergic to any nuts, and not taking medications for high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, or inflammatory conditions. Participants will be provided with all food and drinks for 20 weeks. There will be one 2-week run-in diet and three 6-week feeding periods with two 2-week compliance breaks in between, for a total time commitment of 24 weeks. At the completion of the study participants will receive lab results and compensation of $300. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call toll free 1 866-PSU-DIET (1-866-778-3438) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, mention the Walnut Study, and leave your name and a contact number. This study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, at Penn State University.
Blood pressure regulation study
This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-38. The study's duration is 6 weeks and will include physical activity and healthy eating. Weekly measures of weight, thoughts and behaviors will be completed.
Women are being recruited who have had a female friendship that was as emotionally intense as a romantic relationship.