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Current Research //

The Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory is always looking for volunteers.  We are looking for both potential study participants as well as helpers.  Listed below are the various research projects that are currently open and enrolling participants.  If you find a study that looks like a good fit for you, please take the time to contact the study coordinator for more information.  Our research wouldn't be possible without volunteers such as yourself.

Balance Study

  • Study Population: Apparently Healthy adults 18 years and older

  • Time Commitment: 3 visits; 60-90 min./visit

  • Procedures:

  1. Paperwork: you will fill in a health questionnaire. This is to help us assure that there are no risks if you participate.

  2. Anthropometric measurements: we will measure your height, weight, and muscle area.

  3. Balance testing: you will stand on a platform and we will measure how much you sway.

  4. Evoked contractions: by placing a stimulator on your head, we will elicit contractions of your forearm muscles. The procedure is painless and safe.

  5. Maximal contractions and reaction tasks: you will be asked to do maximal wrist flexions and extensions. In addition, we will measure your reaction capacity   

Military Health Study

  • Study Population: Apparently Healthy Males and females (18-40 yrs)

  • Time Commitment: 1-2 visits; 40-60 min./visit

  • Additional Info: Participants will be performing a physical fitness assessment with their scores being compared to the current norms as well as other populations. Seeking civilians, ROTC cadets, active duty military and military veterans to participate in this study.

  • Study Coordinator: Cameron.Mackey@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-19-104

ACEs: An integrative pilot study

  • Study Population: Apparently healthy females (18-29, yrs. old)

  • Time Commitment: 6 visits; 8 weeks of training

  • Additional Info: You will have blood drawn and analyzed for 1) metabolic panel and 2) inflammatory biomarkers. Assessments of body composition, muscle strength, and size.

  • Exclusion Criteria: Have an ACE* score of 1, 2, or 3 and participation in an structured exercise program previous 6 months. (*ACE = Adverse Childhood Events)

  • Compensation: $75.00

  • Study Coordinator: emroger@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-19-57

Metabolic and Vascular Response Following an Acute Ingestion of a Commercial Nitric Oxide Promoting Supplement

  • Study Population: Apparently healthy males between the ages of 18-29, or > 55 yrs

  • Time Commitment: 1 20 minute screening visit and 2 6.5 hour testing visits

  • Additional Info: Will receive $25 and valuable information regarding personal metabolic and cardiovascular health.

  • Study Coordinator: nile.banks@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-19-57

HIIT vs. Endurance Training Study

  • Study Population: Recreationally Active Males and Females (18-39 yrs old)

  • Time Commitment: 4 testing visits (60-90 min. each), 12 training visits (30-45 min. each)

  • Additional Info: Inclusion criteria - healthy individuals that have recreationally active by exercising at least 30 min. 3x/week for the previous 3 months

  • Study Coordinator: Masoud.Moghaddam@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-18-175

Resistance Training Study

  • Study Population: Apparently healthy females between the ages of 45-65 yrs

  • Time Commitment: 18 weeks

  • Additional Info: Will receive free personal training and valuable information regarding personal metabolic and cardiovascular health.

  • Study Coordinator: nile.banks@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-18-101

Validity of Vascular Function Tests Study

  • Study Population: Apparently healthy females over the age of 18

  • Time Commitment: One 20 minute screening visit, one 6.5 hour testing visit, and one 4 hour visit

  • Additional Info: Will receive valuable information regarding personal metabolic and cardiovascular health.

  • Study Coordinator: emroger@okstate.edu

  • IRB Approval: ED-19-50

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