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Clinical Trials

Volunteer to Be Part of a Research Study

Page through all School of Medicine clinical and research trials below. There are two categories:

  • Detailed Trial Descriptions, submitted by researchers, includes trial specifics and contact information.

  • Additional Clinical Trials, which include basic study details. To contact the researcher either Google the PI (primary investigator) name or use our campus directory.

If you are a researcher seeking volunteers and your study is not posted, please
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Detailed Trial Descriptions

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Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise Research Study
Perceived exertion during exercise
Person 50-70 with or without Type 2 diabetes who exercise vigorously less than one hour per week and have normal blood pressure.  You should have a BMI between 25-35 and have not smoked for a least one year.
Participants Needed for an Exercise Study for People with Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers from the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory on the University of Colorado Boulder campus and the Multiple Sclerosis Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are conducting a study to investigate the capacity of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve walking in persons with multiple sclerosis.
-Between 18 to 55 years of age -Have clinically confirmed diagnosis of MS -Are able to talk but have some difficulty walking
Help test a mobile app for postpartum moms
This research study will test a mobile application to learn more about how to best deliver information about diet and physical activity for postpartum women at elevated risk for diabetes and heart disease.
You may qualify for this study if you:  Are between 18-45 years old  Are in your third trimester of pregnancy or have given birth in the last 24 weeks  Have a postpartum BMI: 25-45 kg/m2  Have access to and be willing to use a wi-fi enabled iPhone or an iPod  Have a history of one or more of the following complications in your most recent pregnancy: o Gestational diabetes mellitus o Preeclampsia o Gestational hypertension o Pre-term delivery (32-37) weeks o Small for gestational age (
Healthy Individuals needed for Genetic Study of Granulomatous Interstitial Lung Disease.
To investigate genetic factors associated with the disease sarcoidosis.
Must be 18 years or older with no history of chronic lung disease (including asthma) or connective tissue/rheumatological disease. Participants must complete a questionnaire and have a small blood draw.
4/25/2017Respiratory Tract (Lung and Bronchial) Diseases
Social Networks of Abused Prescription Pills in Youth (SNAPPY) Research Study
The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the misuse of prescription pills and the risk for injection drug use.
You may be selected to participate in the study if you are: • Between the ages of 15 and 24 • Willing to provide information about people in your life and things you do with them • Currently using prescription opioids without a doctor’s prescription or in ways other than what was prescribed OR • Currently using heroin after a period of misusing prescription opioids
4/25/2017Substance Related Disorders
Women with Obesity Needed!
For brain imaging research study on how the brain works with we taste sweets. Your participation could help us to develop treatments and preventive measures for anorexia nervosa and obesity
Females 18 to 25 years old who are right-handed, currently overweight, have a body mass index (BMI) over 30, and no permanent implants or braces
4/25/2017Behaviors and Mental Disorders
A Study to Evaluate Dolutegravir plus Lamivudine Dual Therapy for the Treatment of Naive HIV-1-Infected Participants
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate how well a two-drug combination of study drugs (dolutegravir plus lamivudine) will suppress HIV at 24 weeks after starting treatment. The study will also look at the safety and tolerability of this study drug combination, and factors that may affect how well it works in different individuals.
-HIV-1 infected men and women at least 18 years of age -Have not taken HIV medications (except for successful prevention of HIV infection) -No evidence of resistance to the type of anti-HIV drugs being used in the study -Have blood HIV level (viral load) of at least 1000 copies/mL but less than 500,000 copies/mL -No active Hepatitis B infection
4/25/2017Viral Diseases
Volunteers Needed for a Research Study about Rheumatoid Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to learn more about how rheumatoid arthritis develops in women by studying women who do not have rheumatoid arthritis. Your participation in this study will help us determine if certain hormone or environmental factors affect the chances of developing protein markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
• You are a woman at least 18 years old • You do NOT have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
4/25/2017--Select a Category--
Do you like food?
Participants needed for a study on foods Participants in this study will: - Rate a series of food pictures - Watch pictures of food during fMRI recording, to measure brain responses to the pictures - Complete an fMRI task with images shown briefly before food pictures. - May also eat a buffet-style breakfast and lunch. - Be compensated for their time (between 2-6 hours)
- Adults between 15-65 years old - BMI > 25
4/25/2017Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
To understand reproduction hormones and fertility potential. To understand how weight affects reproductive health and fertility potential
Be a healthy women age 21-39 with BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 or greater than 30  Have regular menstrual cycles (25-40 days)  Not currently using hormones (like birth control medication)  Be willing to have frequent blood samples drawn
4/25/2017--Select a Category--
Volunteers Needed for a Research Study about Rheumatoid Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to learn more about how rheumatoid arthritis develops by studying patients with very early disease.
You may be able to participate in the study if: You are at least 18 years old You have rheumatoid arthritis that was diagnosed within the past year You have not been treated with any rheumatoid arthritis medications except prednisone
4/25/2017Immune System Diseases
Bioequivalence of tenofovir and emtricitabine following overencapsulation “A-Team”
The University of Colorado School of Pharmacy is seeking generally healthy individuals for a research study to compare medication levels in blood samples
We are looking for men and women who are: - HIV and Hepatitis B virus negative, and not at risk for HIV - Age 18-45 years - Willing to complete 2- 10 hour visits about two weeks apart
4/25/2017--Select a Category--
The Cellular Pharmacology of F-TAF in dried blood spots “TAF-DBS”
The University of Colorado School of Pharmacy is seeking generally healthy individuals for a research study to test medication levels in blood and hair samples.
We are looking for men and women who are: - HIV and Hepatitis B virus negative, and not at risk for HIV - Age 18-59 years - Able to come to short weekly visits on the Anschutz Medical Campus
4/25/2017--Select a Category--
Help Science. Get Compensated. Sign up for a research study on worry, sleep, and the brain!
Participants will: - Complete tests of worry and thinking skills - Wear a sleep watch to record sleep at home - Get a complete MRI scan of their brain Participants receive compensation for their time and effort, plus a copy of the images from their brain scan.
Participants must be: - Between the ages of 13 and 18 - Have no braces or metal implants - Have no serious medical conditions
4/25/2017Behaviors and Mental Disorders
Are you using the Mirena® IUD for birth control or to control your heavy menstrual bleeding?
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Mirena® beyond 5 years, up to 8 years of use at preventing a pregnancy. Additionally, the study would assess menstrual blood loss, bleeding patterns and safety during the extended use. The results of this study may allow women to continue use of the Mirena® beyond 5 years, up to 8 years. Help researchers understand if extended use of Mirena® is effective and safe by participating in the clinical trial.
• Women between 18 and 35 years old • You are currently using Mirena® for contraception OR contraception and heavy menstrual bleeding • You have been using the same Mirena® for at least 4.5 years and are able to show documentation of the original date of insertion and indication for use • You are willing to use Mirena® as your main form of contraception • You are sexually active with a male partner who has not had a vasectomy
4/25/2017Urinary Tract, Sexual Organs, and Pregnancy Conditions
Looking for HIV-negative smokers to participate in a research study on smoking and lung disease
This study is looking at how lung disease is affected by HIV/AIDS.
We need volunteers who:  Smoke  Are between 18-70 years old  Are HIV-negative
4/25/2017--Select a Category--
This study will look at the body's immune response (how the body fights infection) to the onset of shingles. 1-2 study visits for blood draws, over the course of 3 months.
18+ years of age; NO PRIOR HISTORY of shingles; have NEVER received the shingles vaccine; have DEVELOPED SHINGLES within the last 10 days.
protein and infant growth: Do you have a child younger than 6 months
Participants in this research study on protein from complementary foods (meat or dairy) and infant growth, will learn how protein consumption affects your child’s growth, fat gain, and gut health from 6 to 12 months of age.  
To qualify, you child needs to be: 1. Formula fed, or not on breast-milk longer than 1 month. 2. Younger than 6 months. 3. Generally healthy. You will receive commercially available complementary foods for 7 months, Receive infant formula at no cost for 7 months, You will know your child's body fat and fat free mass and blood lipid level.
We are looking for volunteers to participate in an N.I.H. funded research study.
Children 12 years of age and older and non-smoking Adults who have mild to moderate asthma who are not currently taking inhaled steroid medication
Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)?
The University of Colorado Denver is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of two doses of oral administration of laquinimod in subjects with Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS). Patients that suffer from RRMS may experience a gradual increase of their disability over time. The purpose of this study is to find out whether laquinimod is safe and effective in slowing the rate of disability progression.
-Between the ages of 18 and 55 -Have clinically confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with relapse onset disease or relapsing-remitting disease course -Have had at least one documented relapse within 12 months prior to starting this study -Have not been treated with Natalizumab (Tysabri) or Rituximab 2 years prior to starting this study
Healthy Minority Volunteers Needed
This study plans to learn more about how tenofovir and emtricitabine (Truvada) build up in cells in blood and hair. Participation will include two 12 week dosing periods separated by a 12 week washout period (total duration is 36 weeks). Eligible participants will be given the supply of medications for the study.
Documented negative testing for HIV and hepatitis B Not at risk for HIV Study population balanced by Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic race. African American and Hispanic participants are currently needed. Age 18-50 years Able to meet study personnel on Anschutz Medical Campus for directly observed dosing with study medication, or by audio-visual communication with a mobile cellular device when off Campus
Participate in a research study about body image dissatisfaction and psychosocial distress among breast cancer patients
The purpose of this research study is to 1) determine the feasibility and impact of a 2 day body image workshop on breast cancer patients’ body image dissatisfaction, depression, and quality of life and 2) understand the relationships between body image, quality of life, and depression among patients with breast cancer.
Participants must be: 1) between the ages of 18-65, 2) histological or cytological confirmation of breast cancer (any clinical stage is allowed); 3) within 6 months of completion of surgery or final chemotherapy/radiation treatment for breast cancer, 4) experiencing concerns specific to body image.
4/24/2017Cancers and Other Neoplasms
Exercise for Healthy Aging in HIV
Determine the best “dose” of exercise in people aging with HIV, and whether or not the dose differs from people without HIV.
Men and women aged 50-70, on antiretroviral therapy for a minimum of 2 years with no detectable viral load, CD4 count >200; no active hepatitis C or hepatitis B; no major health problems that would interfere with the ability to exercise; if diabetic, must be well-controlled on oral medications (no insulin); body mass index between 20 and 40; no current/chronic infections besides HIV.
4/24/2017--Select a Category--
Would you like to follow your baby's brain development? Study of Pre and Postnatal Infant Brain Growth and Development
will examine brain development during and after pregnancy, investigating different aspects of mother and infant nutritional health on your infant’s brain growth and cognitive development.  
As an expectant mother you can participate if you are less than 22 weeks pregnant; or if your healthy newborn infant is between 3 and 15 months of age.
4/24/2017Urinary Tract, Sexual Organs, and Pregnancy Conditions
Adults (18-55) and Children (8-14) with Asthma
This research study is being done to find the amount of cockroach extract that we need to put in the nose to cause nasal symptoms.  
-Be 18 to 55 or 8 to 14 years old -Have a history of asthma
4/24/2017Respiratory Tract (Lung and Bronchial) Diseases
Are you pregnant and do you have lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or type 1 diabetes?
We need your help to study possible causes of these autoimmune disorders.  Your baby’s umbilical cord can help us!  Qualifications include:
Adult (18 and older) pregnant women with SLE, type 1 diabetes, or RA Any race and ethnicity.
4/24/2017Immune System Diseases
Are you a male interested in a supervised diet or exercise intervention?
Volunteers are needed for a research study to examine the effects of exercise on food intake and appetite regulation
• Male • 21-55 years old • Non- smoker • Non- Diabetic • Exercise no more than 1-2 times per week (less than 120 minutes/week) • Maintained your current weight for last 6 months • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27-35 (check it out at
4/24/2017--Select a Category--
Parkinson’s Patients: Can Neurologic Music Therapy Improve Your Fine Motor Skills ?
To study the rehabilitative power of music on fine motor skills via brain "entrainment",
Inclusion: 45-85 YO patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Exclusion: (1) features suggestive of other causes of parkinsonism, including cerebrovascular disease or history of major head trauma (2) inability to move their fingers or hands (3) Hoehn and Yahr stage 4 or higher (4) ferrous metal implants which may interfere with the MEG data acquisition and/or be an MRI safety (5) dementia (6) participants engaged in other research studies involving music therapies (7) participants whose insurance does not cover OT costs or who have no insurance
4/24/2017--Select a Category--
Diabetic Male and Female Volunteers Needed for Exercise Research Study
Evaluate exercise function during single leg calf exercise in people with or without type 2 diabetes
Healthy Adults 30-70 with Type 2 diabetes but not using insulin. Must be a non-smoker who exercise no more than one time per week and have a BMI of 25-40
Persons with active, moderate to severe ulcerative colitis needed
This study is being conducted to investigate the efficacy of methotrexate in treating ulcerative colitis in patients that have active, moderate to severe colitis and have failed other types of therapies.
Inclusion: Ages 18-70 Ulcerative colitis has been diagnoses by routine criteria At least one of the following applies: steroid dependent failed 5-ASA (mesalamine) therapy, such as Asacol Failed/lost response to infliximab (Remicade) Intolerant/unresponsive to azathioprine (Imuran) or 6-MP (purinethol) therapy Exclusion (partial): Existing pregnancy, lactation, or planned pregnancy (men and women)

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