Participate in a study

The CTRU welcomes everyone who would like to participate in our studies. These studies aim to benefit human health by improving knowledge, disease prevention and treatments. Your participation could have a positive impact on the health of people locally or around the world. See below for a list of studies currently recruiting participants, or sign up to receive alerts for new studies recruiting participants.

Studies currently recruiting participants

Autism and Bone Health

  • Participants needed: Boys ages 12-17, either with or without autism.
  • What the study involves: Participants will complete several questionnaires, two bone scans and one blood draw over two study visits, along with wearing a physical activity monitor, completing a dietary recall and fecal sample collection between visits. Participants will receive $100 for completing the study.
  • Interested in participating? Call the CTRU at 706-713-2721 to learn more and do the phone screening.

Medication Use in Adolescents with Asthma or Other Chronic Respiratory Illness

  • Participants needed: Teens ages 13-17 who have a diagnosis of asthma or cystic fibrosis and are taking medications on a regular basis to manage their symptoms. Parents/caregivers of the teen will also be involved in the study.
  • What the study involves: Participants will be asked to complete two study visits 1 month apart. The study visits involve completing questionnaires, breathing tests, medication assessments and learning how to use a medication-monitoring device. Between visits the participant will be asked to respond to questions about medication use through text messaging 10 times. Study visits are expected to take one hour or less. Participants who complete the study will receive $100.
  • Interested in participating? Parents/caregivers should email or call the CTRU at 706-713-2721 to learn more and do the phone screening.

Investigation of epigenetic regulation of body weight and heart disease among individuals with obstructive sleep apnea

  • Participants needed: Men and women ages 21-75 who have done an overnight sleep study in a clinic and have either been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have been found to have no sleep disorders. Those with a history of cancer or chronic mental illness are not eligible, and participants must not be pregnant.
  • What the study involves: Participants will be assessed for vitals and standard measurements (height, weight, blood pressure, etc) and asked to provide a blood sample as well as provide information on demographics, medication regimen, prescription refill history and sleep study records. Study visit is expected to take approximately 1 hour. Participants who complete the study will receive a check for $50.
  • Interested in participating? Email or call the CTRU at 706-713-2721 to learn more.

More study announcements to come!

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