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​Our researchers are often looking for participants in their studies. Please visit this page frequently to see if you might qualify for a study.

Pregnant Women Diagnosed with Mild Gestational Diabetes​​ (Posted 4/3/18)

Purpose

Researchers at the University of Colorado are doing a research study to learn about the optimal diet for women with gestational diabetes. The researchers want to know what dietary options are best for mother’s metabolism and baby’s health. The information obtained from this study could lead to new dietary guidelines for mothers with gestational diabetes, which may help to decrease the risk of childhood obesity in their offspring.  The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. 

Who Can Join the Study?

  • Pregnant women carrying one baby
  • Diagnosed with mild gestational diabetes
  • Not taking diabetes medications
  • Between 20-39 years old
  • Less than 32 weeks gestation
  • Generally in good health ​

Study Title

Study Title - The CHOICE Study: Optimal Diet for Women with Gestational Diabetes.



Healthy Women Needed for Research Study on Estrogen and Brain Function (Posted 4/3/18)

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to study how the loss of estrogen affects brain function and the health of blood vessels in women.

Qualifications:

  • Women ages 18-50 in good health with normal menstrual cycles
  • Completed High-school or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  • Non-smokers
  • Not using hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills)
  • Not taking medications for high blood pressure or high cholesterol​ 

Study Title

Study Title: Estrogen and Brain Function Study​



​Volunteers with AND without Diabetes: Exercise Research Study (posted 4/3/18)

Purpose

The study focuses on diabetes, cardiovascular health and disease, and exercise ability. Participants in the study are asked to attend 11 study visits and three months of supervised exercise training at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  (The COMIRB # is 17-0356.)​

Qualifications:

  • Healthy men and women
  • 30-55 years of age
  • Non-smoker
  • Not exercising more than 1 hour/week
  • If Type 2 Diabetes, not being treated with insulin​
Study participants will be financially compensated if deemed eligible and choose to participate.

Women with History of Pregnancy Induced High Blood Pressure Needed for Cardiovascular Research Study​ (Posted 3/19/18)

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the menopause transition and the loss of estrogen impacts the health and function of the heart and arteries in women who developed high blood pressure during past pregnancies. 

Study Title

Cardiovascular Research Study: How the loss of estrogen affects the cardiovascular system in women who have a history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.



Healthy Men Needed for Cardiovascular Research Study​ (Posted 3/19/18)

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to study how low testosterone effects the health of the heart and arteries in men. 

Study Title

Cardiovascular Research Study: How the loss of estrogen affects the cardiovascular system in women who have a history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.




Participants Needed For Exercise Research Study

Volunteers needed for a research study that will examine the effects of different forms of exercise on appetite regulation. For more information click here​(Study ends 12/31/18)​

Qualifications include:

  • Are 18-45 years old
  • Are a non-smoker
  • In good health
  • Regularly exercise no more than 1 time per week
  • Have maintained your current weight for the last 6 months
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27-35 kg/m2 (Check it out at http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/)