Here at the GPI we are always looking for volunteers to partner with us in making new discoveries about science and health.  If you would like to learn more about what is generally involved in a clinical research study, click here.  Below you will find a list along with information about currently active studies at the GPI that are looking for volunteers.   

Arterial Health in Diabetes

 Arterial Health in Diabetes

Premenopausal women and men age 18 years old and older are needed for a study examining the role of estrogen on arterial health in diabetes.  Non-invasive measures of arterial health and a small blood sample will be taken on two occasions.  Women who are pregnant may not participate in this study.  Participants will be compensated for their time. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Ryan Harris or Jacob Looney at (706) 721-5998

Avapro Salt Study

Avapro Salt Study

Research team members are seeking adult African American volunteers. Eligibility requirements are: 

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Not taking prescription medications
  • Diagnosed with non-treated high blood pressure
  • Has a BMI (Body mass index) of 25 or higher

Participation in this study will involve four visits to the GPI over a period of five weeks.  Participants will be required to eat a sodium-controlled diet (food is provided) for three days before testing day.  They will also be taking a low dose blood pressure medication during one of the testing weeks.  Participants will be compensated. 

For more information, please call Kim Norland or Sandy Young-Mayes at (706) 721-1755

Mediators to Blood Pressure Measurements in a Stressful Situation

Mediators to Blood Pressure Measurements in a Stressful Situation

Healthy adults ages 18 to 50 are needed for a study to understand the impact that weight and body chemicals have on blood pressure measurements when a person is under stress through the use of ultrasound, non-invasive measures, blood samples, a stress response test, and ingestion of a study drug.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Ryan Harris or Jacob Looney at (706) 721-5998

MMF Salt Study

 MMF Salt Study

Research team members are seeking adult African American volunteers. Eligibility requirements are: 

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Not taking prescription medications
  • No diagnosis of high blood pressure

Participation in this study will involve four visits to the GPI over a period of three weeks.  Participants will be required to eat a sodium-controlled diet (food is provided) for three days before testing day.  They will also be taking a low dose of an immunosuppressant medication during one of the testing weeks.  Participants will be compensated. 

For more information, please call Kim Norland or Sandy Young-Mayes at (706) 721-1755

Lung Study

 

Lung Study

Healthy adults and adults with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) are needed for a study determining why lung disease often damages the heart.  All participants will provide blood samples, have non-invasive arterial health measurements performed, and ingest a study drug.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Ryan Harris or Jacob Looney at (706) 721-5998

Prazosin Salt Study

 

Prazosin Salt Study

Research team members are seeking adult African American volunteers. Eligibility requirements are: 

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Not taking prescription medications
  • No diagnosis of high blood pressure

Participation in this study will involve four visits to the GPI over a period of five weeks.  Participants will be required to eat a sodium-controlled diet (food is provided) for three days before testing day.  They will also be taking a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker medication during one of the testing weeks.  Participants will be compensated. 

For more information, please call Kim Norland or Sandy Young-Mayes at (706) 721-1755

Vitamin K Research Study in Adults

Vitamin K and Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Diabetes

Adults ages 18 to 65 are needed for a nutrition study to determine whether vitamin K supplements taken each day for 2 months will improve the body's use of glucose (sugar). 

Would the study be a good fit for me? 
This study will be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Good general health 
  • Age 18 to 65 years
  • No medical condition that would affect study results
  • Not using medications or receiving treatment likely to interfere with study evaluation

What would happen if I took part in the study? 
If you decide to participate in the study, you must: 

  • Take vitamin K supplements each day for 2 months
  • Not take any other vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements during the study
  • Give blood samples and other health measurements at study entry and 2 months later

Qualifying participants will learn about their health, diet, and exercise and will receive monetary compensation for each completed visit. 

For more information, please contact Celestine WIlliams at (706) 721-8553 or email at cewilliams@augusta.edu

Vitamin K Research Study in CKD

Vitamin K to Slow Progression of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Hemodialysis Patients 

Stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis are needed for nutrition study to determine whether vitamin K supplements taken each day for 2 months will improve arterial stiffness and blood flow in the body.

Would this study be a good fit for me? This study might be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Age 18 to 65 years
  • Chronic kidney disease stages 3 to 5
  • Receiving hemodialysis treatment for at least 3 months
  • Not using medications or receiving treatment likely to interfere with study evaluation

What would happen if I took part in the study?  If you decide to take part in the study, you must: 

  • Take vitamin K supplements each day for 2 months
  • Not take any vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements during the study
  • Give blood samples and other health measurements at study entry, 1 month and 2 months later

For more information, please contact Celestine WIlliams at (706) 721-8553 or email at cewilliams@augusta.edu

Vitamin K Research Study in Kids I

Vitamin K Research study in Kids I

Children ages 8 to 17 are needed for a nutrition study to determine whether vitamin K supplements taken each day for 2 months will help improve glucose metabolism 

Would the study be a good fit for my child? 
This study might be a good fit for your child if he or she meets the following criteria: 

  • Age 8 to 17 years
  • Good general health with age and gender specific BMI less than the 85th percentile
  • No medical condition that would affect study results
  • Not using medications or receiving treatment likely to interfere with study evaluation

What would happen if my child took part in the study? 
If you decide to have your child take part in the study, your child must: 

  • Take vitamin K supplements each day for 2 months
  • Not take any vitamin, mineral or herbal supplements during the study
  • Give blood samples and other health measurements at study entry and 2 months later

Qualifying participants will learn about their health, diet, exercise, and growth and will receive monetary compensation for each completed visit

For more information, please contact Celestine WIlliams at (706) 721-8553 or email at cewilliams@augusta.edu

Vitamin K Research Study in Kids II

 Vitamin K Research study in Kids II

Children ages 8 to 17 are needed for a nutrition study to determine whether vitamin K supplements taken each day for 2 months will help improve the body's use of glucose (sugar) and lipids (fats) in the blood. 

Would the study be a good fit for my child? 
This study might be a good fit for your child if he or she meets the following criteria: 

  • Age 8 to 17 years
  • Body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 85th percentile
  • No medical condition that would affect study results
  • Not using medications or receiving treatment likely to interfere with study evaluation

What would happen if my child took part in the study? 
If you decide to have your child take part in the study, your child must: 

  • Take vitamin K supplements each day for 2 months
  • Give blood samples and other health measurements at study entry and 2 months later

Qualifying participants will learn about their health, diet, exercise, and growth and will receive monetary compensation for each completed visit

For more information, please contact Celestine WIlliams at (706) 721-8553 or email at cewilliams@augusta.edu