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Join paid sleep study

Hello world

Are you aged 18-35 and healthy?

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat.

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750.

Get study details: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=3PHMAJRHMP

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@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. https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive… 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.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (http://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

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.

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.

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.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system.

We are recruiting adults ages 35-55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker.

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing.

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information.

Join a paid sleep study

Hello world

Are you aged 18–35 and healthy? 

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18–35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/workweek. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750. Get study details.

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the RADS study.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

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

Healthy adults needed for a treatment study

Researchers from the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory on the CU Boulder campus are conducting a study to investigate if electrical stimulation can improve walking and dexterity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • Healthy with no history of neurological disorders
  • Match the age (30–64 years) and sex of a person with MS who has completed the study

The study involves two evaluation visits and nine treatment sessions (three times per week for three weeks):

  • Evaluation sessions (~1.5 hours each)
    • Familiarization 
    • Tests of mobility and muscle function
    • Answering questionnaire
  • Treatments (~90 minutes each)
    • TENS applied to sensory fibers in arm and leg muscles

Participants can earn up to $200 for completing the study.

If interested, contact mohammed.alenazy@colorado.edu or 303-492-4975 to learn more about the study.
 

Recruiting pet dogs with atopic dermatitis (eczema)

Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. It poses a significant burden on the quality of life of both human and veterinary patients. Symptoms include patches of skin that are red or brownish, dry, cracked, swollen, raw, or scaly. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most itchy of the skin dermatoses. There is no cure for atopic dermatitis, and it is hard to control.

Canine atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease seen in veterinary clinical practice. Clinical signs of canine atopic dermatitis include redness and itch, predominantly in the muzzle, neck, chest, ears, around the eyes and in body folds. Itching, with resultant scratching can lead to secondary infections. As time progresses, canine atopic dermatitis may change from seasonal to year-round and progressively increase in severity.

Given the severely pro-inflammatory nature of atopic dermatitis, the research team of Linda Watkins (CU distinguished professor) and Dr. Robert Landry, (DVM, Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management; adjunct professor, CU Boulder) are initiating a pilot study of a potent anti-inflammatory protein that dogs and people naturally make. This is a non-viral gene therapy that drives the production of interleukin-10 (IL-10) that evolved to specifically suppress inflammation. This pilot study will test IL-10 gene therapy delivered directly into the dog’s skin in the affected region to define whether, as expected, this novel treatment will relieve the inflammation and itch suffered by dogs.

This therapeutic approach has already proven itself to be successful in relieving pain and disability in pet dogs with osteoarthritis after local delivery to the arthritic joints.

Dogs always remain with their owners throughout and after the study. Dogs and owners do have to come to the Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management in Westminster periodically for assessment of response to treatment.

Call 720-502-5823 to determine the eligibility requirements to participate in the study.

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 age 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:

  • 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.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website