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IMAGE Research Studies

The IMAGE Group and the Division of Geriatric Medicine are conducting the following research studies. For more information about the study and how to enroll, click on the study below.


SPARX: A study to determine whether or not individuals who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and have not yet started drug treatment, can successfully take part in an aerobic exercise program .

Knee Osteoarthritis: The Determination of Pain Phenotypes in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis study is exploring what causes pain with knee osteoarthritis.To learn more, please email or call 303-724-9590 (COMIRB# 12-1188).

SITA Study: A study of the effects of exercise and ibuprofen on bone density. For more information, please contact Katie at 303-724-2255 or email: (COMIRB# 13-2015).

Leg Blood Flow Study: This is a study evaluating men and women with or without type 2 diabetes during single leg calf exercise. We are evaluating the function of heart and blood vessels during exercise. If interested, please contact Katie at 303-724-2255 or email: (COMIRB# 06-0062).

AcT2 Study: The AcT2 study is looking at medication called acipimox and its effects on type 2 diabetes and exercise capacity. For more information, please contact Katie at 303-724-2255 or email:


PACE Senior: A study on how the changes in blood calcium during exercise impact the bone response to exercise.

B-Well: A study to test whether decreasing time spent sitting and adding short intervals of walking improves the health of older adults.

Rxercise: A study to indentify barriers to physical activity for overweight people with and without type 2 diabetes. If interested, please email: or call Ian at 303-724-2255.


FAME: A study examining how the loss of estrogen changes metabolism and risk of disease in women.

GEM: A study investigating the relationship between volume of aerobic exercise and positive changes in DNA methylation over four months among previously sedentary women and whether aerobic exercise favorably influences DNA methylation in genes associated with breast cancer.
To learn more, please call 303-492-9545 or email: (COMIRB# 13-2314)

SHAPE 2: A study to investigate how the menopause transition and the loss of estrogen impacts the health and function of arteries in women.