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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acute Hot Tub Study

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: minsonlab@gmail.com or phone: 541‐346‐4507

Blood Vessel Function Study

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.


Eligibility:

  • 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

Time Commitment:

  • 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

Compensation:

  • 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: minsonlab@gmail.com or call 541-346-4507

EEG Study of Motor Function

Purpose: To understand the brain mechanisms involved in the motor functions in healthy and disease populations.

Eligibility:

  • 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

Payment: $12-15/hr

Investigator: Dr. Nicole Swann, Department of Human Physiology

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Nicole Swann via Email: swannlab@uoregon.edu

EMG Analysis of Scapular Stabilizer Muscles

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: jdestac4@uoregon.edu

Establishing Normative Values for the DPA Scale

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: jsher@uoregon.edu

Exercise and Inflammation study

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: exerciselab@cas.uoregon.edu

Healthy Shoulder Study

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.

Hypertension Study

SUBJECTS NEEDED WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
People with diagnosed elevated blood pressure or Stage 1 hypertension are needed for a Clinical Trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Subjects must not be taking prescription medications to lower their blood pressure. The study will require a random assignment to either an exercise intervention or heat therapy intervention for approximately 10 weeks. This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. Eligible subjects may elect to participate in additional study activities including cognitive tests and MRI scans at The Lewis Center for Neuroimaging. Subjects will be compensated up to $450 for their participation in this study.
ELIGIBLE?
Ages 35-60; Systolic pressure 120mmHg or greater but less than 140 mmHg or diastolic pressure 80mmHg or greater but less than 90mmHg; no cardiovascular disease other than hypertension, or other chronic diseases; women must not be pregnant or currently breast-feeding.
This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon under the supervision of
Drs. Christopher Minson, PhD and John Halliwill, PhD

For more information, please contact Email: exerciselab@cas.uoregon.edu or call 541-600-4095

Muscle Health Study

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: damienc@uoregon.edu or call 541-346-5040.

 

Running Research Study

Participants Needed

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

 

Shoulder Range of Motion Study

Participants needed for research study investigating shoulder range of motion.

Study Title: Effect of a Neurodynamic Technique on Glenohumeral Internal and External Rotation Range of Motion

We are investigating the effect of different soft tissue mobilization techniques on shoulder range of motion.

Who are we looking for?
• Healthy adults aged 18-45.
• No prior dominant shoulder surgery or injury in past year.
• No history of spinal stenosis, brachial plexus trauma/“stingers”, intervertebral disc or nerve root pathology.
• Individuals who do not partake in a regular shoulder stretching regimen.

For more information, please contact Zach Lahti at Email: zlahti@.uoregon.edu or call 715-797-6831

Training Study
Research Volunteer Subjects Needed

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: exerciselab@cas.uoregon.edu or call 541-600-4095.