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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 call 303-724-9590 or email (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:

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.


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

The EAT Study (Expandability of Aging Adipose Tissue): The purpose of the EAT study is to research whether age affects how fat tissue responds to 1 week of overfeeding.

Exercise for Healthy Aging: The goal of this study is to determine whether a high versus a moderate intensity of cardiovascular + strength training has a greater improvement on health and quality of life.

Exercise and Sleeping Metabolism: The purpose of this study is to determine how exercise performed during the day impacts hormones and metabolism during sleep. We are looking for healthy men and women aged 20 to 35 years, who have a BMI < 30, are sedentary to moderately active, and have a regular sleep schedule..


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.