There are many research studies available for which you may consider volunteering.
You can also directly 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):
- Cheryl Blaha - 717-531-1605 or 800-585-9585
- Jessica Mast - 717-531-1617
- Todd Nicklas - 717-531-5966 or 717-531-0003 extension 285397
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.