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):

Are you a smoker? (IRB# 30762)

Status: Active



  • Study director: Lawrence Sinoway, M.D.



Researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute are studying if vitamin C or Ketorolac will affect the responses to handgrip and breathing oxygen. Smokers are needed for this study.




Who may be eligible?

  • 21 to 45 years old
  • Free of any type of disease
  • Not on any medications
  • Smoker


Additional Study Details:

Compensation is provided.



Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute




For mor information contact:

Cheryl Blaha at 717-531-1605

Jessica Mast at 717-531-1617

or toll free at 800-585-9585.


To view the flier click here.



  • Cardiology
  • Smokers