Research Subject Recruitment

Fecal Microbiome Biobank study

The MINION research team in the Department of Nutrition Science is seeking individuals to participate in the Fecal Microbiome Biobank study, which aims to better understand the relationship of the gut microbiota on host health. The study requires approximately one hour of time to fill out a health survey and a fecal sample.

Researchers are seeking individuals of all ages and races who have not taken antibiotics in six months. Participants will receive a total of $15 for approximately one hour of time.

If interested, contact clapp5@purdue.edu. The principal investigator for the study is Tzu-Wen Cross, assistant professor in Department of Nutrition Science. IRB-2020-1403.

 

Mushroom ingestion nutrition study

This research study is assessing the effects of consuming different types and amounts of mushrooms on postprandial changes in plasma and urine metabolites.

This study seeks men and women who are willing to consume a test day salad containing various amounts and types of mushrooms. Participants are required to attend six study visits at the research site over approximately a four-month period. Participants will be compensated $500 for participating in this study.  

Interested subjects should be age 30 to 69, overweight yet in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Cassi Uffelman at cuffelma@purdue.edu and mention the "Mushroom Ingestion Study."

The researchers adhere to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. More information regarding the standard operating procedures is available online

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB# IRB-2019-645. 

 

 

Protein source study

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that will look at how protein source influences changes in blood amino acids.

For this three- to eight-week week study, volunteers will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for one, one-hour screening day and four individual five-hour testing days. Testing days will include measures of blood amino acid concentrations after the consumption of a provided breakfast.

Participants will receive $300 for completing the study.

Interested participants should be age 55 to 75, in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. Individuals interested in participating should contact Gavin Connolly at connolg@purdue.edu or Jan Green at 765-494-7660 and mention the “protein source study” for more information.

The study adheres to all required COVID-19 standard operating procedures. More information regarding standard operating procedures is available on the Protect Purdue website.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB# 1804020520.

 

Nutrition research study

Researchers are looking for men and women ages 30-69 who would like to volunteer for a research study to determine how substitutions of starchy vegetables and refined grains with beef in a healthy vegetarian diet affect cardio-metabolic disease risk factors. 

Participants will be compensated $300 for completing the study. All study foods will be provided at no cost for 10 weeks (two five-week periods).

Interested volunteers should have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 37 and be nondiabetic, nonpregnant or nonlactating, and nonsmoking.

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

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

For more information, contact Erica Hill at hill155@purdue.edu and/or Yu Wang at wang3651@purdue.edu in the Department of Nutrition Science. Reference study number S53 when responding. IRB#: 1809021091.

 

Flavored sparkling water study

This research study is being conducted as a partnership between Purdue University and Indiana University. The goal is to reduce added sugar consumption from sugary drinks in the diets of adolescents at the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Participants will be supplied and asked to consume flavored sparkling water for 12 weeks as well as to participant in three online meetings of one hour in duration via Zoom or WebEx. 

Individuals may qualify to participate in the study if they meet the criteria below:

  • Are between 10 and 21 years of age.
  • Drink two or more sugary drinks per day (sodas, juices, energy and sports drinks; diet drinks do not count).
  • Are overweight or obese.
  • Are at the risk for developing diabetes or have family history of diabetes. 

Total compensation is $115, in the form of money or gift cards, and will be paid throughout the study. 

The principal investigators for this study are Nana Gletsu-Miller, associate professor at Indiana University’s School of Public Health, and Cordelia Running, assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Nutrition Science. For more information, contact Vinicius (Vinnie) Valicente at vvalicen@purdue.edu or 480-207-8355. IRB#:1908757318.

 

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