Research Subject Recruitment

Would you like to be a subject in a nutrition research trial? The following studies are recruiting for subjects:

 

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 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 subjects should be age 22 to 39 who are in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. Those interested in participating in this study 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 principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: 1804020520.

 

Exploring realistic treatments to reduce the burden of swallowing difficulties in aging and neurogenerative disorders 

The i-Eat Swallowing Lab is recruiting participants for a study on how flavors might aid in swallowing disorders.

Researchers are looking for individuals who are age 65 and older, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease by a physician and have difficulty swallowing liquids.

Qualified participants will be paid up to $20 for the first visit and up to $20 for a second visit, if eligible. Participants must be willing to:

  • Complete phone and in-person screenings.

  • Complete health questionnaires and physical assessments.

  • Provide medical history to confirm diagnoses.

  • Taste and swallow several flavored beverages, recorded by a video X-ray machine, under supervision of a speech-language pathologist.

For more information, contact purduespit@gmail.com or 765-496-3607. The principal investigator is Cordelia Running, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: 1809021093.  

Study on consumption of unprocessed red meat and gut health

Researchers are looking for men and women ages 20-35 who would like to volunteer for a research study to determine how consumption of unprocessed red meat can influence gut health.

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

Interested volunteers should be healthy 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 dietary recalls, height, weight, blood pressure, blood samples, and stool and urine samples.

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

For more information, contact Yu Wang at wang3651@purdue.edu and/or Caroline Clark clark187@purdue.edu in the Department of Nutrition Science. Reference study number S51 when responding. IRB#: 1709019738. 

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. 

 

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