Studies Currently Recruiting

Participants Needed For a Study About Exercise and Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are performing a clinical research study on the effects of weight training versus aerobic training in African Americans and Caucasians with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg–

  • Researchers are seeking adults with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg between the ages of 18 and 55 for participation.
  • Participants will be randomly chosen to participate in either a supervised aerobic or weight training program for 8 weeks during the study. Total participation in the research study will include 6 months of health screenings and assessments, free personal training, ultrasound vascular evaluations, fitness evaluations, and body fat analyses. Financial compensation provided.
  • Participants will undergo these procedures at UIC’s Clinical Research Center and Integrative Physiology Lab.
  • For more information about participation in this study, please contact:
    Grenita Hall, Ph.D. at (312) 996-8774 / Email: hall6@uic.edu

This study is being conducted by PI: Dr. Shane Phillips in the Department of Physical Therapy: 1919 W. Taylor Ave. Chicago, IL

Central & Peripheral blood flow regulation in individuals with Down syndrome

The Integrative Physiology Laboratory (IPL) at University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for participants for a heart rate and blood pressure research study. We are looking for healthy individuals with or without Down syndrome between 18 to 45 years old, with a sedentary or low-active lifestyle. We are interested in investigating the cardiovascular response to different exercise tasks, by means of measuring heart rate, blood pressure, breathing measurements, and two blood draws. We will also measure your height, weight, waist and hip circumference, and body fat and muscle with a DEXA scan (x-ray). Participation will involve 2-3 visits to UIC for the testing procedures, as well as completion of health history and physical activity questionnaires. Participants will be compensated.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Thessa Hilgenkamp in the Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutrition.  For further information, please contact:
Thessa Hilgenkamp
Phone #:312-996-9607
Email: thessa@uic.edu

The Effects of Fitness on Vascular and Autonomic Function Following Acute Inflammation

The Integrative Physiology Laboratory (IPL) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is looking for participants for a heart rate, blood pressure, and vascular function research study. We are looking for healthy individuals who are either sedentary (less than 30 minutes of physical activity per day) or aerobically trained (aerobic activity ≥30 minutes on ≥ 4 days/week), between 18 to 35 years old. We are interested in investigating the cardiovascular response to acute inflammation, by means of measuring fitness, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and vascular function. The study involves two visits to the IPL and participants will receive monetary compensation upon finishing the study.

This study is being conducted by Elizabeth Schroeder in the Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutrition.  For further information, please contact:
Elizabeth Schroeder
Phone #:312-996-9607
Email: eschro7@uic.edu

Fight Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Tracy Baynard in the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at UIC is conducting a research study to investigate how brief aerobic exercise affects arterial (large blood vessel) function, particularly in breast cancer survivors. If you are female between 30-55 years of age, who is a breast cancer survivor (or who has not had cancer but is willing to volunteer as a control), you may be eligible to participate. The research involves two study visits to the Integrative Physiology Lab for cardiovascular testing. All participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact Georgios Grigoriadis at 312-996-9607 or email at ggrigo2@uic.edu.

Study Recruitment: Brain Blood Flow

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35 or 50 and 70 years old? Are interested in learning more about aspects of your cardiovascular function at rest and in response to exercise?

We are conducting a study a study to investigating how resistance exercise affects the way blood flows in your brain. We are looking for healthy men and women to participate in this research study at UIC. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 or 50 and 70 years old.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Tracy Baynard and Alexander Rosenberg in the Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutrition and will take place on UIC’s west campus.

For more information, please contact Alexander Rosenberg at 312-996-9607 or email at arosen26@uic.edu – please put brain blood flow in the subject line.

Participants will be compensated for their participation.

For more opportunities, see our list of all studies currently recruiting.