Research Subject Recruitment
Would you like to be a subject in a nutrition research trial? The following studies are recruiting for subjects:
Study on helping childbearing-age women make informed decisions regarding seafood consumption
The Department of Nutrition Science is inviting women ages 18-45 who are pregnant and/or nursing to join its USDA study on improving fish advisories to keep moms and babies healthy and safe.
A participant recruitment event will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (May 29) at the West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St.
Screening and enrollment will take approximately 15 minutes. The study is completed online and takes approximately two hours. Eligible participants who complete the study will be sent two, $25 Walmart gift cards.
For more information, contact Selena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effects of the daily timing of protein intake on changes in body composition, muscle and health with weight lifting and weight loss
Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, is conducting a research study that will look at how within-day patterning of protein intake (even vs. skewed) combined with resistance training will influence changes in body composition, skeletal muscle, and health during weight loss.
For this 18-week study, participants will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for eight testing days, which are before (baseline) and at the end of a 16-week weight loss intervention consisting of a controlled diet and resistance training program. Dietary counseling, gym memberships and personal trainers will be provided. Testing days will include measures of body composition (including muscle size), muscle strength and fitness, and clinical health parameters (i.e., blood pressure).
Participants will receive $1,000 for completing the study.
Men and women age 19 to 50 who are overweight, in general good health, nonsmoker, non-pregnant, and interested in participating in this study should contact Jan Green at email@example.com or 49-47660 for more information.
Study investigating effect of protein and fiber at breakfast on brain activity, appetite and health
Megan McCrory, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, and her research team are recruiting men and women age 21-45 to participate in a research study. Participants also must be nonsmokers and have a body mass index between 25 and 29.9. (Those interested can check their BMI at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm.)
Study on the impact of drinking common beverages with breakfast on blood glucose and insulin levels
Participants are being sought to participate in a study that will look at how drinking different common beverages (milk, low-fat milk, nonfat milk, orange juice, coffee and water) with a meal changes blood sugar and insulin levels after eating.
Almonds and weight management study
Participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the role of almonds in weight management.
Men and women age 18-60, overweight but generally in good health, who have no nut allergies and who are interested in participating in this study should contact Jaapna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants may earn up to $200 upon completion of the study.
The following sites provide information about human clinical research trials in the Department of Nutrition Science.
- Laboratory for Integrative Research in Nutrition, Fitness & Aging
- Laboratory for Sensory and Ingestive Studies
Information about the research process and your rights and responsibilities as a human subject: