Healthy Volunteers

In addition to participating in research studies when you have a particular health condition, you can also participate in many as a healthy volunteer.

Often, healthy volunteers are used as a comparison to a similar person with a condition. This helps scientists understand differences and similarities in people and how diseases affect them differently.

Several such studies are listed below. If you are interested in participating, you may call the Clinical Trials Office or fill out our Volunteer Form and someone will contact you about potential studies of interest.

Does a high salt diet affect blood pressure? (IRB# 33907)

Status: Active

 

Investigators:

  • Kevin Monahan, M.D., Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

 

Description:

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute researchers want to determine if a high salt diet changes the way the body regulates blood pressure.

Healthy volunteers may be eligible to participate in this study.

 

Eligibility:

Who may be eligible:

  • 21-35 year olds
  • free of any type of disease
  • not taking any medications
  • nonsmoking

 

 

Locations:

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute

 

Contacts:

For more information contact:

Cheryl Blaha at 717-531-1605 or cblaha@hmc.psu.edu

Aimee Cauffman at 717-531-1617 or acauffman@hmc.psu.edu

Toll free at 800-585-9585

Study director: Kevin Monahan, M.D.    

To view flier click here.                                                

 

 

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