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Research Studies

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Today's studies are tomorrow's news headlines - so why not be a part of the research happening here with our faculty? Take a look below at some of the studies taking place in the UofM College of Health Sciences and see if you could be a participant for current health research.

We follow strict CDC protocols for the safety of our staff and participants which includes COVID-19 screening, wearing appropriate PPE, physical distancing, sanitization and more.

 

 

Researchers to evaluate effect of ointment on hip/knee pain

YEAHHH BABY research study

Who:

  • Men and women
  • Ages 35-65
  • Non-smoking
  • Physically active
  • Have self-reported hip and/or knee pain

Subjects will:

  • attend one 1-hour screening visit.
  • attend four half-hour study visits.
  • be compensated $200 for full participation.

Contact:
Roddy Morris
rmorris5@memphis.edu | 901.240.6202

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Researchers to evaluate effect of the short-term inpact of the dietary supplement, Cyplexinol®, on joint pain and inflammation

Joint Pain - Cyplexinol study

Who:

  • Men and women
  • Ages 30-65
  • Non-tobacco using
  • Self-reported joint pain

Subjects will:

  • visit the lab for a screening lasting approximately one hour.
  • visit again on four different days, spending approximately 2.5 hours in the lab each day.
  • be compensated $200 for complete participation.

Contact:
Dr. Jackie Pence
jpence1@memphis.edu

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Seeking runners to test safety and efficacy of a probiotic supplement

Runners / GI study

Who:

  • Men and women
  • Ages 18-50
  • Distance runners who run at least three times per week (at least 15 miles per week)
  • Experience exercise-induced gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort

Subjects will:

  • attend one screening visit with treadmill run.
  • visit lab four times to collect blood and stool samples.
  • conduct four treadmill running tests.
  • be compensated $400 for your complete participation.

Contact:
Dr. Marie van der Merwe
mvndrmrw@memphis.edu

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Gamers needed to evaluate energy supplements on gaming performance

Fortnite research study

Who:

  • Men and women
  • Ages 18-40
  • Non-smoking
  • Gamers playing at least 16 hours/week for the past year and with an active Fortnite account for the past 3 months

Subjects will:

  • visit lab a total of three times and play the game Fortnite for a total of four hours per lab visit. (The total lab time will be approximately 6 hours per visit, including all assessments.)
  • submit three blood samples at each visit.
  • will take two different dietary supplements or a placebo (fake supplement), one on each visit.
  • will be compensated $300 for your complete participation.

Contact:
Dr. Keith Martin
krmrtin4@memphis.edu | 814.769.6184

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If you are interested in being contacted for participation in any future studies, please fill out our interest form and we will reach out if you meet the criteria. (Your privacy is important to us. We won't share your email with anyone.)

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