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The Acute Exercise and Appetite Study
Purpose: To learn more about how type of exercise influences appetite and regulation
Now recruiting: Men and women, aged 18-45, with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 – 35, who do not currently exercise more than 1x/week
Investigator: Tanya Halliday, COMIRB# 16-1479
Contact: Tanya Halliday at tanya.halliday@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-9083

The BATE3 Study
Purpose: To learn more about how estrogen affects brown fat and resting metabolic rate
Now recruiting: Women, aged 18-80, premenopausal (not pregnant or using contraceptive) OR postmenopausal (no cycle within the last year)
Investigators: Melanson (PI), COMIRB# 16-1479
Contact: Tracy Swibas at tracy.swibas@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6418 

The BEST Study
Purpose: To learn how two exercise programs that load the skeleton differently impact bone health
Now recruiting: Healthy adult Veterans, aged 60-80 years, who are not currently participating in a regular exercise program
Investigators: Rebecca Boxer (PI), Robert Schwartz (VA PI), COMIRB# 15-1451
Contact: Toby Wellington at toby.wellington@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6376

The BMT/CML Study
Purpose: To learn if some fat cells may come from cells in the bone marrow. Understanding the origin of fat cells is important because it may help to determine why fat that is stored in some places of your body is more "unhealthy" than other fat.
Now recruiting: People who either have had an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (at least 6 months ago) OR have chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia 
Investigators: Klemm (PI), COMIRB# 13-0026
Contact: Kathleen Gavin at kathleen.gavin@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-7472 

The CardioVOLT Study
Purpose: To study how the loss of testosterone affects the health of the heart and arteries in men
Now recruiting: Men 50-75 years old, in general good health. No history of cancer, diabetes or heart disease.  Non- smokers.  Cannot be taking testosterone replacement therapy.
Investigators: Kerrie Moreau (PI), COMIRB# 16-1162
Contact: Teresa Witten at cardiovolt.study@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2253

The DAMES Study
Purpose: To learn more about how to improve bone health in postmenopausal women with low bone mass (osteopenia)
Now recruiting: Women, aged 60-85, postmenopausal (no cycle within the past 5 years) who do not exercise regularly
Investigators: Kathy Jankowski (PI), COMIRB# 16-2427
Contact: Sean McCandless at DAMES@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6476

The Estrogen and Brain Function Study
Purpose: To learn how the loss of estrogen affects the health of blood vessels and brain function in women
Now recruiting: Women, aged 18-50, non-smokers not using hormonal contraception or medications for blood pressure or cholesterol
Investigator: Kerry Hildreth (PI), COMIRB# 17-0092
Contact: Kerry Hildreth at kerry.hildreth@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-1927

The GLYDE Study
Purpose: To learn more about the effects of two different exercise programs on glucose control
Now recruiting: Men and women, aged 60-79 years, who are interested in participating in a 12-week aerobic exercise program
Investigator: Seth Creasy, PhD, COMIRB# 16-2662
Contact: Seth Creasy, PhD at seth.creasy@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6477  

The MYTH Study
Purpose: To learn more about where the fat cells in your body come from
Now recruiting: Men and women who are 21-40 or 55-100 years old with a BMI of 22-35 kg/m2. Volunteers should be healthy, weight stable, non-active or moderately active, and not taking any hormonal therapy (e.g., testosterone, estrogen replacement, or hormonal contraceptives)
Investigator: Kathleen Gavin (PI), COMIRB# 15-1779
Contact: Kathleen Gavin at kathleen.gavin@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-7472

The PACE Sr. Study
Purpose: To learn more about how markers of bone turnover respond to treadmill walking exercise in women taking bisphosphonate medications
Now recruiting: Physically active women, aged 60-80 years, who are currently taking a bisphosphonate medication. Eligible participants cannot have diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Investigator: Sarah Wherry (PI),  COMIRB# 15-0878 
Contact: Sarah Wherry at sarah.wherry@ucdenver.edu

The Rest- HF Study
Purpose: To see how two different physical activity programs can help patients with heart failure to be more active
Now recruiting: Men and women aged 55 or older who have heart failure
Investigator: Rebecca Boxer (PI), COMIRB# 16-1330
Contact: Blythe Dollar at blythe.dollar@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-7561

The STRATH Study
Purpose: To develop better equations to estimate calories burned from physical activity monitors among individuals with a wide variety of movement
Now recruiting: Individuals 18-100 years old with movement disorders, and can function majority of the day without assistive devices or wheelchair
Investigator: Edward Melanson, PhD (PI), COMIRB # 16-2706
Contact: Jen Blankenship at movementstudy@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6477​

The TRStudy
Purpose: To learn more about how meal timing and extended fasting duration affect daily rhythms in energy metabolism
Now recruiting: Generally healthy men and women, aged 21-45, with a BMI between 25-35, and a regular sleeping pattern of >7 hours to 9hrs of sleep/night
Investigator: Corey Rynders (PI), COMIRB# 16-2754   
Contact: Corey Rynders at corey.rynders@ucdenver.edu

The WATCH Study
Purpose: To learn more about how diet affects circadian rhythms in fat tissue
Now recruiting: Generally healthy men and women, aged 20-35, with a BMI <30, and a regular sleeping pattern of >7 hours to 9hrs of sleep/night
Investigator: Corey Rynders (PI), COMIRB# 15-1570  
Contact: Corey Rynders at corey.rynders@ucdenver.edu
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