February 22, 2018

Researchers in various studies looking for participants

Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants.

 

Study on eating different types of protein

Participants are being sought for a study looking at possible benefits of eating different types of protein.

Different types of breakfast shakes will be provided to participants to consume at home. For each type of breakfast shake, participants will complete a five-hour testing day that measures feelings of appetite (hunger and fullness) and thoughts of food, and hormones that respond to eating (by taking blood samples in our lab). Participants will be paid for completing all study procedures. 

For more information, contact leidylab@purdue.edu and mention the “Protein Source Study.” IRB#:1701018659. 

Teens needed for study on benefits to eating breakfast

Participants are needed for a study on whether there are benefits to eating breakfast.

Participants will either eat breakfast or skip breakfast for six months. Those in one of the breakfast groups will receive free breakfast meals every day. At the beginning, middle and end of the study, researchers will take measurements including body composition, glycemic control, energy expenditure, sleep patterns and appetite. Participants will be paid for completing all procedures. Individuals age 13-19 who frequently skip breakfast may qualify.

For more information, email leidylab@purdue.edu or visit https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72v6d66INICU0Sx. IRB#: 1611018490.

Speech perception in children with and without speech sound disorder

Girls ages 4 and 5 with speech delay or speech sound disorder and boys ages 4 and 5 with typically developing speech and language are needed to participate in a research project on speech perception and speech production conducted by Professor Françoise Brosseau-Lapré in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  

Children will be asked to attend two sessions, each lasting approximately one hour. For travel expenses, parents will receive $10 per session, and children will receive a toy for each session. Children will also receive a free speech, language and hearing evaluation. 

For more information, contact the Child Phonology Lab at 765-496-0345 or childspeech@purdue.edu. IRB #: 1701018731. 

Study to evaluate how sounds are processed in the human brain

Chinese- and English-speaking adults with normal hearing are needed for an experimental study to evaluate how sounds are processed in the human brain.

Subjects will participate in a minimum of two two-hour research sessions. Subjects will be asked to fill out forms before the actual experiment. The experimental procedure consists of recording electrical activity from the brain (using EEG-type electrodes attached to the head) in response to various sounds presented through headphones at comfortable listening levels. The subject's task is to lie back and relax on a recliner situated in a sound-treated booth.

There will be about 40 subjects in the study. All research will be performed in the Auditory Electrophysiology Laboratory, Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3043.

Participation in the study is voluntary. Participants who withdraw from the study before completion will receive compensation pro-rated based on amount of time completed. Payment will be given to subjects in the form of cash at the end of each session. Subjects are compensated at $25/session.

All subjects must be 20-35 years old, be right-handed, have no history of brain injury or psychiatric problems, and have normal hearing sensitivity by self-report. Chinese subjects must be native speakers of Mandarin from mainland China, have received formal instruction in English no earlier than age 9, and have no more than three years of music training on any combination of instruments.

English-speaking subjects must be native English speakers from the United States, must have no familiarity with spoken Chinese or any other tone language and have no more than three years of music training on any combination of instruments.

To participate, contact Meredith Klinker at mklinke@purdue.edu. IRB#: 0506002731.

Nutrition study on Mediterranean-style diets and health

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that assesses the effects of consuming Mediterranean diets varying in glycemic index on cardiometabolic health and well-being.

Participants will have all food provided to them throughout the intervention and will be compensated $600 for completion of all study procedures. If someone chooses to terminate participation prior to the end of the study, partial payment will be provided based on length of their participation.

Principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.

Participants should be ages 30-69 with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 37, nonpregnant, nondiabetic, not participating in more than 3 hours of exercise per week, no history of cardiovascular disease, and weight stable (± 6.5 lbs in previous three months).

​For more information, contact Robert Bergia in the Department of Nutrition Science at rbergia@purdue.edu. Reference study S50 when responding. IRB#: 1610018310. 

Nutrition research study

Researchers are looking for men and women for a research study to determine how consumption of unprocessed red meat can influence gut health. Principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue.

Participants will be compensated $750 for completing the study. All study foods will be provided for six weeks (two three-week periods) at no cost.

Interested volunteers should be healthy men and women ages 20-35 with a body mass index (BMI) between 20 and 29.9, nonhypertensive, nondiabetic, nonpregnant or nonlactating, nonsmoking, and with no gastrointestinal disorders, GI surgeries or GI cancers.

Measurements taken during the study will include height, weight, blood pressure, blood samples, stool and urine samples.

For more information, contact Yu Wang in the Department of Nutrition Science at wang3651@purdue.edu. Reference study number S51 when responding. IRB#: 1709019738.

Nutrition and tendon health research study

Purdue researchers in the Department of Health and Kinesiology are seeking men and women ages 21-35 to participate in a study evaluating the effect of protein and exercise on tendon.

Participants should be in good physical health (nonsmokers, not diabetic, and not obese).

For more information, contact Peter Ferrandi at pferrand@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1704019133. 

Study on the effect of noise exposure on hearing

Men and women ages 18-25 are needed to examine the effects of noise exposure on hearing. Participants must have a history of loud noise exposure and not have any musical background.

The principal investigator of this study is Lata Krishnan, clinical professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Each participant will be asked to complete a questionnaire and receive a hearing assessment. They will also receive educational material regarding hearing protection and a pair of foam earplugs. Participants will receive $20 for about one hour of their time.

To participate or for more information, contact Rachel Ackerman at ackermar@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1402014527.

Study investigating walking stability when infants and toddlers carry toys 

Newly walking infants and toddlers are needed for a study investigating walking stability. Research has shown that infants holding toys in a standing task show an increase in standing stability. Researchers are interested in whether the same is true when infants/toddlers are walking while carrying toys.

Infants and toddlers will engage in a 20-minute free-play session with toys of different sizes and weights and then will be encouraged to walk down a straight pathway carrying toys of different sizes and weights. To measure walking characteristics (e.g., walking speed, step length, step width), children will wear reflective markers on their ankles, so that researchers can capture their movements using specialized motion capture cameras.  

The project consists of a 40- to 45-minute session at the Life-Span Motor Development Lab in Lambert Hall. Newly walking infants (ages 13 months to 14 months) must be capable of walking independently (without any support) for at least 10 consecutive steps.  Researchers are also recruiting toddlers (23.5 to 24.5 months).  Children will receive a Motor Development Lab T-shirt, and parents will receive $5 for travel costs.

To participate or for more information, contact Laura Claxton, associate professor of health and kinesiology, at 765-496-2293 or ljclaxton@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1608018080. 

Research project investigating the relationship between cognitive and motor abilities in 2-year-olds

Children ages 2 years to 2 years and 11 months are needed for a project exploring the relationship between cognitive and motor abilities in children.

Many developmental disorders (e.g., autism, ADHD, developmental coordination disorder) are characterized by problems in both cognitive skills (e.g., problem-solving, working memory) and motor skills function (e.g., balancing, running). Researchers are investigating possible common central mechanisms involved in these two domains in typically developing children. The researchers hope that the findings from this research will lead to the development of intervention techniques such as motor skills training that will have the potential to improve cognitive skills in both special needs populations and typically developing children.

The parent and child will visit the Life-Span Motor Development Lab at Purdue for a 1-hour-and-15-minute session. The child will be asked to complete a few cognitive games (using memory and problem-solving skills) and a few motor skills games (using fine motor skills and balance abilities). For example, for one of the cognitive games, the child will be asked to sort objects based on their size. For one of the motor games, the child will be asked to build a tower out of blocks, and for another, the child will stand on a device that measures balance abilities. In addition, parents will complete two questionnaires during the test session. The child will receive a small gift as a token appreciation, and parents will receive $5 for completing the questionnaires.

To participate or for more information, contact Laura Claxton, associate professor of health and kinesiology, at 765-496-2293 or ljclaxton@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1703018889. 

Hearing study

Men and women age 40-59 are needed for hearing research. The Systems Neuroscience of Auditory Perception Lab is conducting this research to understand how people's ears and brains help them to communicate in situations with background sounds, like crowded restaurants and busy streets.

Participants should have no known neurological problems and have normal hearing in quiet places (e.g., one-on-one conversations at home).

Participants will be compensated $16 an hour. To learn more about the research and participate, contact snaplab2@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1609018209.

Tolerance to milk with different types of protein

The Department of Nutrition Science is conducting a study comparing how people that are dairy intolerant tolerate drinking milks that contain different types of protein.

Participants must be healthy, nonsmoking, dairy intolerant males or females, ages 18-65, who are not allergic to milk, but have symptoms when they drink milk.

This study will consist of a screening day, pre-intervention day, and four testing days approximately 10 days apart. Participants will be required to come to Stone Hall for approximately six consecutive hours on the pre-intervention day and testing days.  

Participants will receive $350 for completing the study.

Those interested in participating should contact Tracy Eaton at 765-494-6083 or tkeaton@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1710019781. 

Study on relation between food shelf life and food waste in households

Individuals over the age of 18 are needed to participate in a Purdue study on the relation between food shelf life and food waste in households.

Participants must be the one in the household who is in charge of grocery shopping. The anonymous online survey has 20 questions and is expected to take about five minutes. Participants of the study will have an opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

To participate, click here. For more information, contact Yifan Tong in Environmental and Ecological Engineering at tong57@purdue.edu. IRB#:1703018952. 

Almond study

Male and female participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the role of almond consumption on metabolism. The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.

Participants must be ages 18-60 and have no nut allergies. Compensation is $400 upon completion of the study.

To participate or for more information, contact Steph at hunter99@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1702018808. 

Mother/father/toddler study

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University are seeking two-parent families with children between the ages of 24 and 36 months to participate in a study on family relationships.

Participation in the study includes two visits in the family's home, two 75-minute visits at a park or playground of the parents' choice, and one 90-minute laboratory visit on Purdue's campus. In addition, each parent will answer some questionnaires about the family. Parents must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate.

A payment of $20 per visit will be given to participating parents as appreciation for their time. For more information, contact Laura Anaya at familyinteractionslab@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1505016087. 

Musicians/non-musicians needed for hearing study

Participants 18-30 years of age who play an instrument and are enrolled in a band program, as well as participants in the same age group with no significant exposure to loud noise including music, are needed for an experimental study to evaluate the effects on music exposure on hearing.

Subjects will participate in a minimum of two two-hour research sessions. Subjects will be asked to fill out forms before the actual experiment. The experimental procedure consists of recording electrical activity from the brain (using EEG-type electrodes attached to the head) in response to various sounds presented through headphones at comfortable listening levels. The subject's task is to lie back and relax on a recliner situated in a sound-treated booth.

There will be about 40 subjects in the study. All research will be performed in the Auditory Electrophysiology Laboratory, Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3043.

Participation in the study is voluntary. Participants who withdraw from the study prior to completion will still receive compensation of $25. Payment will be given to subjects in the form of cash at the end of each session. Subjects are compensated at $25/session.

All subjects must be 18-30 years old, have no history of brain injury or psychiatric problems, and have normal hearing sensitivity by self-report.

To participate, contact Chandan Suresh at hs0@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1704019056. 

Study on the effects of protein quantity on sleep quality

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that will look at how protein intake influences changes in sleep quality during weight loss.

For this 14-week study, volunteers will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for four, one-hour testing days. Testing days will include measures of body composition, clinical health measures and sleep quality. During the study, all foods will be provided to participants.

Participants will receive $400 for completing the study.

Interested subjects should be age 35 to 65 who are overweight, in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. If you are interested in participating in this study mention the “protein and sleep study” and contact Josh Hudson at hudson67@purdue.edu or Jan Green at 765-494-7660 for more information.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: 1701018623. 

Study evaluating role of exercise in development of tendon pain

Purdue researchers in the Department of Health and Kinesiology are seeking men and women ages 21-60 to participate in a study evaluating the role of exercise in the development of tendon pain.

Researchers are seeking participants with diagnosed Achilles tendinosis/tendinitis with current pain in one Achilles tendon.

Participants should be in good physical health, nonsmokers and nondiabetic.

For more information, contact Shivam Patel at patel713@purdue.edu. IRB#:1610018353. 


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