Human Subject Research Opportunities
Human participants are critical to the success of our research studies. Human Physiology studies cover a wide variety of research of the human body.
We are currently recruiting healthy paraplegic individuals for a study investigating the acute effects of hot tubbing. The study involves one screening session (60 min) and one experimental session (up to 3 hours), which includes 60 min in a hot tub. Subjects must be fasted from food and caffeine on study day and must refrain from all over-the-counter medications and exercise for 24 hours.
Upon participation, subjects will be compensated up to $40.
Eligible? Spinal cord injury at T4 or below (paraplegic; motor complete), Ages 18-50; no smoking, heart disease or other chronic diseases; women must not be pregnant or currently breast-feeding; men must not be undergoing treatment to increase sperm counts
If you are interested in participating, please contact Emily Larson via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 541‐346‐4507
Are you involved in occupational activities with moderate-to-heavy physical demands?
Are you between ages of 18-40 or 55-70 years old?
You may be eligible to participate in a biomechanics research study!
The purpose of study is to investigate how muscle fatigue affects walking and obstacle-crossing as well as cognitive performance. You will be asked to do the following activities during the study: walking, crossing-obstacle, muscle strength test, auditory cognitive test, and a repeated sit-to-stand motion.
- History of neurological disease or injuries including head trauma
- Diagnosed cardiovascular disease or metabolic disease
- Impairments involved with bones, muscles, or joints within the past six months
- Persistent symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, or any other medical condition that may affect your ability to walk over ground or cross over an obstacle
- Any strenuous activity 24 hours prior to examination
The duration of study is approximately 2 hours. You will be compensated for your participation. For more information, please contact Teresa Chen via Email: email@example.com
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, is currently recruiting young, healthy individuals for studies investigating blood vessel function in the skin.
- Ages 18-30
- No smoking, high blood pressure or heart disease
- Not currently taking prescription medications (except birth control)
- Not pregnant or currently breast-feeding
- Screening session (30min)
- One study day (4-6 hours)*
* Must be fasted from food and caffeine on study day and must refrain from all over-the-counter medications 24 hours prior to the study day
- Upon participation, you will be compensated for your time, up to between $50-70
This study is being conducted by graduate students as a research project under the supervision of Dr. Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D.
If interested, contact Mike Francisco M.S. via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-346-4507
Purpose: To understand the brain mechanisms involved in the motor functions in healthy and disease populations.
- 18 to 90 years old
- Not diagnosed with a movement disorder or motor impairment
- No neurological disorders
- Not taking any neurological or psychiatric medications
- Fluent in English
Investigator: Dr. Nicole Swann, Department of Human Physiology
If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Nicole Swann via Email: email@example.com
We are currently recruiting healthy and active 18-28 year old individuals for participation in a single session where you perform shoulder exercises while connected to surface electromyography (EMG) sensors that record how much your muscles activate.
If you’re interested in athletic training, physical therapy, rehabilitative careers, and/or Graduate/Professional School, you may enjoy being a part of this research! We can be flexible and find a time for your voluntary session that suits your schedule!
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jamie Destache via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY
TITLE: Establishing Normative Values for the Disablement of the Physically Active Scale in Subset Populations
Who: 18-30 year-olds, Healthy and active (3 ≥ hours of activity per week)
What it includes: One 25-minute appointment with a researcher to complete the demographic survey and the Disablement of the Physically Active Scale (DPA). This scale is being used by clinicians to validate the patient-centered care they provide. The goal is to increase clinicians’ use of this scale by establishing normative values for the DPA.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jackie Sher via Email: email@example.com
Research Volunteer Subjects Needed
Healthy, non-smoking males and females, age 18-40, are needed for studies on exercise and inflammation. Subjects must not be on any medications (oral contraceptives acceptable), must not be taking herbal remedies or dietary supplements, and cannot be pregnant or currently breast-feeding.
Subjects may not be using illegal/recreational drugs. Subjects must not have had prior allergic reactions to drugs or medication, specifically histamine receptor blockers (e.g. fexofenadine/Allegra, ranitidine/Zantac) and not be currently taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).
The study lasts approximately 14.5-16 hours spread over multiple visits.
This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.
Subjects will be compensated for their participation in this study.
If interested, please contact us!
541-600-4095 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are conducting research related to shoulder function. If you have never had any medical problems with your shoulder, you may be eligible to participate. Testing is invasive and requires the insertion of needles into your shoulder and the electrical stimulation of your muscles. If you are matched with a patient and complete all testing, you will be compensated $200 for your time. If we don’t have a match for you yet, you could be on a wait list for up to two years. You would be contacted by phone or email when we find a match or are ready to remove you from the wait list. Please call the Orthopedic Research Lab at the University of Oregon and leave your name, sex, age, and arm dominance if interested in participating in the study: 458-201-3149.
Seeking volunteers for a muscle physiology research study. We are investigating proteins involved in muscle contraction and whether they are altered by age and fatigue caused by repetitive activities. The study will involve 2 visits to the lab and a muscle biopsy of a muscle in each leg. We offer $200 compensation when participation is complete.
For more information, please contact Dr. Damien Callahan at Email: email@example.com or call 541-346-5040.
Looking for subjects to participate in a research study about the connection between mental fatigue and motor performance. You may be eligible to be in this study if you are between the ages of 18-35, although additional health screening questions will be asked prior to participation. We are looking specifically for people who participate in 3 hours or more per week of organized athletic practice and competition, as well as individuals who do not participate in organized athletics and who exercise for 90 minutes or less per week.
If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to visit the Neurophysiology Lab on the University of Oregon campus on one occasion, for approximately one hour. You will not be compensated financially for your time but may learn about human physiology in the process. And of course, you’ll be contributing to our understanding of mental fatigue and motor performance, which can have implications for healthcare and sports professions.
Remember, this is completely voluntary. You can choose to be in the study or not. If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the study, please email or contact Sarah Dressler Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-565-5967.
The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic at the UO is currently seeking participants over the age of 18 to participate in a running research study.
Participants will be compensated $10 per hour
To be considered for participation, interested parties MUST:
- Run at least 2 times per week
- Wear a women’s size 7.5-8.5 or men’s size 9.5-10.5 shoe
For more information, please Email: RunningStudyBSSC@gmail.com for more information
Healthy, non-smoking, inactive males and females, age 18-40, are needed for studies on exercise and adaptation. Subjects must not be on any medications (oral contraceptives acceptable), must not be taking herbal remedies or dietary supplements, and cannot be pregnant or currently breast-feeding. Subjects may not be using illegal/recreational drugs. Subjects must not have had prior allergic reactions to drugs or medication, specifically histamine receptor blockers (e.g. fexofenadine/Allegra, ranitidine/Zantac) and not be currently taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs). The study lasts approximately 36
hours spread over multiple visits through 6 weeks. This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. Subjects will be compensated for their participation in this study.
For more information, please contact Dylan Sieck at Email: email@example.com or call 541-600-4095.