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Volunteers needed for study on CBD and mood health

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on mood and behavior. We are recruiting research participants ages 18–35.

The study includes a few different parts:

  • You will answer short twice-daily surveys for six weeks on your mobile device.
  • You will complete three in-person research visits, each including an interview about life experiences, a set of computer games, and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan.
  • You will select and use a CBD product for up to six weeks.

The study takes place over the course of six to eight weeks, and you will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $863–$1,038 for completing all parts of the study).

If you want to learn more, contact the RADD Lab at raddlab@colorado.edu or 303-735-8306, or go to our website to fill out the initial eligibility screening.

Seeking volunteers for study on static stretching

Did you know that stretching can impact even the muscles you didn't stretch?

The Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory is conducting a study to evaluate how stretching affects the neuromuscular function of the non-stretched muscles.

We are looking for healthy men between 18 and 55 years, without neurological impairments or recent lower-limb injuries.

The study involves a two-hour visit to our lab on the CU Boulder Main Campus and includes $25 compensation for your time and effort.

If interested, please call 303-875-2516 or email nicholas.toninelli@colorado.edu and reference the stretching study.

Paid online research opportunity: Survey for managers

Calling all managers/supervisors! My research team and I are working on a project to better understand your daily experiences at work. 

For this study, we will ask you to complete three 2-minute surveys a day, for a period of 10 days, as well as a 15-minute baseline survey at the beginning of the 10-day period. 

You will receive monetary compensation for each survey you complete, with a total possible compensation of $70 in Tango gift card credit (to be used at a retailer of your choice, including a Visa or Mastercard prepaid card) for completing this study. See all retail options. 

You will receive $5 for your participation in the baseline survey and an additional $1 for participation in each daily survey (three surveys per day for 10 days) and a $2 bonus for every full day you complete (up to $5 each day). If you complete 80% or more of the daily surveys (24 out of 30), you will receive a $15 bonus (in gift card credit). 

Requirements

  • Full-time working professional 
  • Currently working as a manager with at least one direct report
  • Having daily interactions with their direct report(s) (this can be virtual or in-person)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Located in the United States
  • Able to complete three daily surveys for a period of two work weeks

The daily surveys will be taken once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening over a period of two work weeks in July. 

This opportunity is only available to the first 90 participants who sign up and qualify. Take the first survey to see if you are eligible.

Reach out to Christina Lacerenza at clacerenza@colorado.edu or Rebecca Mitchell at remi2720@colorado.edu if you have additional questions. 

Thank you for your support!

Paid online research opportunity: Maternal communication study

We are writing to invite you to participate in an online language production study conducted via Zoom at a time that is convenient for you. 

The study is open to mothers of 3- to 5-year-old children who are acquiring English as a first language.

You will engage in a task in which you will be shown simple animated actions on a screen (e.g., putting an object on a table) and asked to instruct a hypothetical child or adult listener to perform those actions using props. The total time for the study is 40-45 minutes or less, depending on number of breaks. 

We will send you a $20 Amazon gift card within one to two weeks of study completion (and a $5 gift card even if you complete only part of the study). 

Interested? Contact us at ldclab.boulder@colorado.edu.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time-efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) ≥ 115 mmHg
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days a week, for a three-month period

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

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

Participate in website research, receive $25 Amazon gift card

Undergraduate seniors are invited to participate in a usability test for the CU Boulder website.

Testing details

  • May 27–June 5
  • Conducted remotely via Zoom
  • 30-minute moderated testing session

Participant requirements

  • Will be a CU Boulder undergraduate senior in the 2024–25 school year
  • Does not work in the Strategic Relations and Communications department at CU Boulder
  • Does not have a close family member that recently (within the past five years) graduated from CU Boulder
  • Must have access to a laptop with Zoom installed 

Participants will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, fill out the interest form. If you meet the criteria needed for the test, a staff member will reach out to you to schedule your testing session. 

Volunteer for study on the effects of heat therapy on blood pressure, vascular function

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder’s campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men, ages 40-plus, who are willing to participate in water immersion sessions approximately three times per week for 12 weeks, and have above normal blood pressure (a top number of 115 or higher; if you are unsure of your blood pressure, please still contact us for screening).

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, exercise stress test, body composition, blood chemistries and monetary compensation for time.

For more information, please email hottubstudy@colorado.edu or call 970-460-8970.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient exercise) delivered via a smartphone app on blood pressure and vascular function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+ years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120–160 mmHg)
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone
  • Willing to perform breathing exercises 5–10 minutes per day, six days a week, for six weeks

Benefits include:

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

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

Paid research opportunity in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab

A biological hallmark of aging is “cellular senescence”, which is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. Compounds called “senolytics” that decrease the number or amount of senescent cells may be effective for improving age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and possibly brain health. 

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder is trying to determine whether intermittent oral supplementation with a natural compound with senolytic properties called fisetin (found in strawberries, onions and cucumbers and available as dietary supplement) will improve blood vessel function, reduce artery stiffness, and improve cognitive function (a measure of brain health) in adults ages 65-plus.

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, cognitive function tests, blood tests and compensation for time. 

For more information, please email fisetinstudy@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410. 

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 60+
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills

Benefits include:

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

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Talk to Buff Portal, get a $20 Amazon gift card!

Hello world

Undergraduate students: Don't miss out on two opportunities this week to get a $20 Amazon gift card for giving your feedback to Buff Portal!

We're looking for feedback about your advising experience in Buff Portal. These sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 25. Sign up to participate.

We're looking for feedback about finances in Buff Portal. These sessions will be held in person Friday, April 26, and include a free lunch. Sign up to participate.

Undergraduate students only please!

Seeking volunteers for study on static stretching

Did you know that stretching can impact even the muscles you didn't stretch?

The Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory is conducting a study to evaluate how stretching affects the neuromuscular function of the non-stretched muscles.

We are looking for healthy men between 18 and 55 years, without neurological impairments or recent lower-limb injuries. The study involves a two-hour visit to our lab on the CU Boulder Main Campus.

If interested, please call 303-875-2516 or email nicholas.toninelli@colorado.edu and reference the stretching study.

Join study on circadian rhythms, delayed sleep-wake phase disorder

Researchers in the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Lab are looking for males and females, ages 16–30, to participate in a research study.

The study is approximately six and a half weeks long with six in-person visits. Participants will live in the sleep laboratory on two separate occasions for 48–66 hours (approximately 4.75 days total).

Compensation is up to $1,765. Get the study details and apply.

Join the study: Collaborative problem solving in STEM

The iSAT Lab is recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are 18 years old or older, and who have basic computer proficiency. 

These studies take place at the Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 184G. In this type of study we investigate collaborative problem solving in science, technology, engineering and mathematics domains. In the study you will be working with other participants on a series of group problem-solving tasks.

During the study we’ll be using cameras and microphones to record the interactions you and your group have with one another and with the tasks at hand. You will also be required to wear a head-mounted camera (e.g., a GoPro) while you complete the tasks in this study. Collecting video and audio data of you and your group’s interactions is mandatory for this study. If you do not want to be recorded with video and microphone, you may decide not to participate in this study at any time.  

These studies last two hours each, and compensation is awarded in the form of $50 ($25 per hour). To get directions to our lab, or for more information, please email isat.aicl@gmail.com. Sign up now.