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Participate in a study on cannabis and anxiety

OASIS

Observational Anxiety Study on Inflammation and Stress (OASIS)

In this study, we want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impacts things like your anxiety and mood. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $300 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Experience anxiety
  • Are using or have used cannabis and would like to use it to cope with anxiety or are not using cannabis and would not like to use it to cope with anxiety

This study involves: 

  • 2 appointments at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment in our mobile lab (we drive to your street, 30 miles or less from Boulder)
  • 4 blood draws and 2 microbiome samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionaries

Fill out our survey here.

If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or oasis.custudy@gmail.com.

Participate in a study on cannabis edibles, chronic low back pain

PRISM

Pain Research: Innovative Strategies with Marijuana (PRISM)

In this study, we want to understand how edible cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impact health and symptoms of chronic low back pain. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $220 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Have used cannabis at least once in your life
  • Experience chronic low back pain
  • Have not used cannabis to treat your pain but are interested in trying edibles to manage your pain

This study involves:

  • 1 appointment scheduled at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment scheduled in our mobile lab facility (comes to your street)
  • 4 small blood samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionnaires

Fill out our survey here. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or prism.custudy@gmail.com.

Maintenance impacting campus resources this weekend

During the maintenance window from 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Campus Solutions, MyCUInfo, MyCUBoulder, Buff Portal and some of the resources accessed through these services will be unavailable. 

Services that are linked through the portals but not otherwise dependent upon them will still be accessible through direct links. Maintenance will affect systems with real-time data.

Learn more and see the list of affected services.

Apply early for Education Abroad, enter drawing for $500

Any student who opens a fall, summer or academic year 2020 CU Boulder study abroad application before Monday, Jan. 13, will be entered into a drawing to win $500. Two lucky students will win!

Traveling home soon for winter break? That’s okay! You can complete Abroad 101 online and receive general advising via live chat, email or phone. Get more information on how to get started, or contact us via online chat (available on our homepage), email abroad@colorado.edu or phone 303-492-7741 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Students will be automatically entered to win once they open an application. The winner will be notified by Thursday, Jan. 16, and will receive funds once they are accepted and committed to their study abroad program. 

Good luck, and go Buffs!

Participants needed for cognitive science study

Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science are seeking men and women volunteers to participate in a research study investigating how technology can either facilitate or hinder teams performing tasks.

The experiment will take approximately 1.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $50. Participants will also earn money through performance in the task.

If you are interested in participating or for more information, please contact Lucca Eloy at lucca.eloy@colorado.edu.

Spring semester internships for juniors, seniors

The Center of the American West Internships Program has a few openings for juniors and seniors next semester at History Colorado Center and Colorado Water Trust. 

These for-credit internships require enrollment in an internships course, CAMW3939, along with 120 hours of on-the-job work at your employing organization (about 8 hours per week). 

We are now accepting applications and scheduling interviews. Visit our website for details about the program, the position listings and how to apply.

Apply for Teach for America by Dec. 6

The Teach for America application is open. If you are a graduating senior, care about social justice issues and education reform, Teach for America may be for you. Apply by the Dec. 6 deadline.

Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization working to eliminate educational inequity. Teach For America corps members begin their experience as full-time, paid K-12 for two years and then continue to advocate for their students in law, policy, government, business, education, medicine, tech, etc., making change in every sector. 

We look for the most promising college graduates from diverse backgrounds who portray leadership qualities and a passion for social justice in all sectors. All majors accepted.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email nrstudy@colorado.edu.

Seeking undergraduates for library usability study

Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the Boulder campus? The University Libraries would like to hear from you.
 
We are looking for approximately a dozen undergraduates to participate in a 45-minute usability study research session. As a token of our appreciation for your time, you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
 
Interested? Register online.

Questions can be directed to Courtney McDonald at crmcdonald@colorado.edu.

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

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