Clinical Studies

Volunteers Needed

There are many research studies available for which you may consider volunteering.

Why Volunteer for a Study?

Many medical discoveries have been made due to the help of volunteer participants in medical research. Studies involving cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular diseases are being performed at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute. Your participation in one or more studies is important to the advancement of medical knowledge and patient care. These new therapies and technologies may benefit you or someone close to you.

Length of Your Visit

The time you spend depends on the particular study in which you are involved. It could vary from 15 minutes to several hours. 

Current Studies by Category 

Participant Resources

Use these websites for more information on clinical research trials and participation:

Current Studies in the Central Research Center (CRC): 

You can also call or email our nurse coordinators to see if you qualify for a research study. Their regular office hours are (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday):

Have leg pain caused by PAD? (IRB# 31203)

Status: Active



Researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute have several research studies that offer patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) the opportunity to participate.



Who may be eligible to participate?

  • 21 to 75 year old patients with PAD who have had symptoms of leg pain, cramping/aching legs while walking.


Additional Study Details:

Compensation is provided.



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



For more information:

Cheryl Blaha at 717-531-1605 or

Jessica Mast at 717-531-1617 or

or 800-585-9585

To view the flyer click here.




  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)