Participate in Research Studies
You can go to the lab’s website and complete an online screening form to determine whether or not you qualify for a study. Each study has different requirements for qualification. Ideal volunteers are healthy adults with no cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems.
Most medications do not disqualify you for the studies. Some studies actively recruit more participants than others, so if you are interested but don’t qualify for a study at the time, you can check back. Participants receive free medical screening and diagnostic testing completed by professional medical personnel. You might also receive financial compensation for your participation.
Studies take place at the Clinical Translational Research Center, on the third floor of the Wardenburg Health Center on the CU Boulder campus or at the Carlson Gym, near the campus recreation center. A few sessions may take place at the Center for Innovation and Creativity located on the east CU Boulder campus.
I participated in a study on inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) from January until March, when it was suspended due to the pandemic lockdown. It is an initiative led by Dr. Daniel Craighead testing the efficacy of using a resistance inhaler for a few minutes a day to boost the brain’s vascular system and lower systolic blood pressure. I did 30 reps of inhales in less than 10 minutes per day.
I was nearly finished and contributed enough useful data to stop. After two months of indefinite lockdown and two-and-a-half years of the nearly completed clinical trial, they wrapped it up to start publishing. The team is in the process of starting up a new, more comprehensive study in 2021.
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