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):

Want to quit smoking? (IRB# 37326)

Status: Active

 

Investigators:

  • Jonathan Foulds, Ph.D., Department of Public Health Sciences; Penn State Tobacco Intervention Program

 

Description:

The Get Quit-Stay Quit study is looking for smokers who are interested in receiving help to quit smoking.

 

Eligibility:

 Smokers seeking treatment to quit.

 

Additional Study Details:

What do volunteers receive?

  • A two-week supply of nicotine patches
  • Six weeks of smoking cessation group counseling with trained smoking cessation counselors
  • Relapse prevention advice

 

Locations:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Contacts:

For more information: 1-800-243-1455 and ask for the Get Quit-Stay Quit Study.

Study director: Jonathan Foulds, Ph.D.,

Department of Public Health Sciences;

Penn State Tobacco Intervention Program

To view flier click here.

 

Categories:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Lung Disease/Asthma
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health