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Public Perception of Public Health Wireless Emergency Alerts

The objectives of this study are to understand attitudes, emotional response, and behavioral intention related to receiving COVID-19 public health messaging via the Wireless Emergency Alert system.

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Stephanie Madden
Stephanie Madden - at szm962@psu.edu or 316-305-7724
Advertising/Public Relations (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00016799
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Inclusion Criteria:
Resident of Pennsylvania
Received a Wireless Emergency Alert in November

Exclusion Criteria:
Not a resident of Pennsylvania
Did not receive a Wireless Emergency Alert in November
COVID-19, Prevention, Education
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Trust in Machine Agents Under Realistic Threat

Measures of actual human-machine interaction are required to generate ecologically valid, translatable discoveries that enhance human-systems integration and performance. Here, the proposed methods center on human-robot decision tasks to assess key determinants of human trust in robot recommendations (e.g., factors such as threat-salience and/or robot appearance), and the concomitant impacts of trust on performance.

There will be one in person visit, you will be asked to interact with a robot in a virtual environment.

10

Yes
 

Alan Wagner
azw78@psu.edu
Aerospace Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00016538
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An adult over the age of 18
Must not be suffering from anxiety disorders and/or panic attacks.
Must not be suffering from any known heart conditions.
Must not, to your knowledge, be prone to nausea when experiencing VR

Exclusion Criteria:
Anyone under the age of 18 will be excluded.
Suffers from anxiety disorders, suffers from heart conditions, prone to nausea when experiencing VR
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
Not applicable
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Brain Mechanisms of Overeating in Children

Reducing intake from large portions is of critical importance to preventing obesity. People consistently eat more when they are served larger portions, a phenomenon known as the portion size effect. The mechanisms of the portion size effect are not well understood, and investigating the underlying neurobiology that drives this phenomenon may inform the development of more effective obesity prevention programs. The proposed research will follow healthy weight children who vary by family risk for obesity to identify the neurobiological and appetitive traits that are implicated in overeating and weight gain during the critical pre-adolescent period. We expect results to confirm the hypothesis that reduced function of brain inhibitory pathways and increased activity in brain reward pathways in response to portion size cues contributes to excess intake with large portions and greater weight gain over time, particularly in children who have higher risk for obesity. The proposed studies will characterize the relationship between brain response to portion size and eating behavior and will allow us to determine whether brain and behavioral responses predict body fat gain during pre-adolescence. These studies will contribute essential information to our understanding of the pathways implicated in overeating and obesity and will facilitate the characterization of “at risk” phenotypes that can be targeted by prevention programs.

There will be seven in person visits with two DEXA measurements, one fMRI scan and five meals.

$350

Yes
 

Kathleen Keller
Kyle Hallisky - at kmh6587@psu.edu or 814-865-5169
Nutritional Sciences (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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Younger than 18 years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03341247
STUDY00005357
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The child must be age 7-8 when the first study visit is completed
The child must not have any food allergies to foods used in the study, learning disabilities, psychological diagnoses, red/green color blindness, or claustrophobia.
The child must not be taking any medications known to influence cognitive function, taste, appetite or blood flow
The child's BMI must be below the 90th percentile at the first visit
The biological mother and father must have a BMI between 18.5-25 kg/m2 (low-risk group) or greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 for mothers and greater than or equal to 25 kg/m2 for fathers (high-risk group) and 1 parent must attend all visits.

Exclusion Criteria:
Children will be excluded if they are not within the age requirements (< than 7 years old or > than 8 years-old at the first visit).
Children will be excluded if they have any food allergies, learning disabilities, psychological diagnoses, red/green color blindness, or claustrophobia
Children will be excluded if they are taking cold or allergy medication, or other medications known to influence cognitive function, taste, appetite, or blood flow
Children will be excluded if their BMI is above the 90th percentile at the first visit
Families will be excluded if the biological mother or father do not fit the BMI requirements
Food & Nutrition, Prevention, Neurology
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Parents’ Perceptions of the Coparenting Relationship: an interview study

This research study is being done to gather information from parents to figure out strategies and difficulties in their coparenting relationship for an intervention program which helps them to navigate the transition to parenthood process more comfortably and build up supportive relationships between parents.

No
 

Mark Feinberg
Livia Guerra - at llg5223@psu.edu or 814-206-4410
Prevention Research Center (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00014005
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Parent of child 6 years old or younger

Exclusion Criteria:
none
Prevention, Education
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A Survey to Estimate the Socio-Economic Impact of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic

We are experiencing global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) recently. Millions of people are suffering and dying every day, in spite of putting our best efforts. We are doing this survey to understand people’s reaction to this situation. The survey will ask about your knowledge, practices and worries. Your response will help us to understand how to better control these situations. Your feedback is highly important to us, as we need to find out the best way to stop the disease from spreading and killing thousands of lives, and to reduce the stress among the population.

No
 

Pritish Mondal
Pritish Mondal - at pmondal@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-897-0652
Pediatrics: Allergy and Immunology (HERSHEY)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00015136
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General population
Adult

Exclusion Criteria:
Age below 18 years
Mentally impaired
Participants from Europe or European Union (EU)
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Prevention, Lung Disease & Asthma
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A qualitative exploration of rurality, physical activity, and intervention preferences among older residents in Pennsylvania

This study will use interviews to explore to explore perceptions of rurality, physical activity behaviors and physical activity intervention preferences among rural older adults who live in Pennsylvania

No
 

Nishat Bhuiyan
Nishat Bhuiyan - at nxb49@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014534
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At least 50 years old
Currently residing in Pennsylvania
Able to speak, read, and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Below age 50
Not currently residing in Pennsylvania
Not able to speak, read, and write in English
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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The association between perceived parenting styles, intolerance of uncertainty, and anxiety among young adults

This study aims to understand the association between young adults' perceived parenting, intolerance of uncertainty, and trait anxiety. Participant will be asked to complete a questionnaire that aims to answer the environment and parenting beliefs around which they were brought up, and if they face stressors and anxieties associated with them. This is a correlational study

No
 

Aishwarya Sastry
Aishwarya Sastry - at ams9680@psu.edu
Behavioral Sciences and Education (HARRISBURG)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015652
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18-34 years old
Geographical location: USA
All genders
All ethnicities

Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals below 18 years
Individuals over 34 years
Individuals residing outside USA
Prevention, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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TMIST_EA1151

This study is being done to answer the following question:Can tomosynthesis mammography, three-dimensional x-ray imaging of the breast, lower your chance of developing life-threatening breast cancer through routine screening compared with digital mammography, two-dimensional x-ray imaging of the breast?We are doing this study because we want to find out which of the two usual approaches to breast cancer screening are better in the early detection of life-threatening breast cancers.

Yes
 

Rebecca Sivarajah
Swati Shah - at sshah@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Radiology (HERSHEY)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03233191
SITE00000587
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Women age 45 or older and under age 75 at the time of study entry
Patients must be scheduled for, or have intent to schedule, a screening mammogram.
Patients must be able to tolerate digital breast tomosynthesis and fullfield digital mammographic imaging required by protocol.
Patients must be willing and able to provide a written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:
Women of childbearing potential must not be known to be pregnant or lactating.
Patients must not have new symptoms or signs of benign or malignant breast disease
Patients must not have had a screening mammogram within the last 11 months prior to date of randomization.
Patients must not have previous personal history of breast cancer including ductal carcinoma in situ
Patients must not currently have breast enhancements (e.g., implants or injections).
Prevention, Cancer, Women's Health
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Characterizing resilience to food-cue induced overeating in children

This is a behavioral and neuroimaging study that will examine how food commercials affect the way a child eats and responds to food. Children enrolled in the study will complete 5 in-lab sessions that include eating meals and snacks, watching TV, and playing computer games. For one of these sessions, children will complete an fMRI scan. On the first and last visit to the lab, children will receive a DXA scan to assess their body composition.

We are looking for children to help us learn about how kids respond to different types of foods and food advertisements. The study consists of 5 visits to our facilities in Noll and Chandlee Labs, located on the University Park Campus. For 3 visits your child will eat test meals and snack buffets in our laboratory. On 1 visit we will use fMRI to take pictures of your child’s brain. We will use a DXA to scan for lean muscle and conduct an IQ test. These procedures are not harmful. You and your child will fill out questionnaires.Your child will also play computer games and watch commercials.

$250.00-450.00

Yes
 

Kathleen Keller
Jonathan Bauman - at jmb7118@psu.edu or 814-865-9841
Nutritional Sciences (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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Younger than 18 years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05073185
STUDY00015835
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In order to be enrolled, children must be of good health based on parental self-report.
Be 7-9 years-old at enrollment.
Not be taking any medications known to influence body weight, taste, food intake, behavior, or blood flow.
Have no learning disabilities (e.g., ADHD).
The biological mother must have a body mass index either between 18.5 - 25 kg/m2 (low-risk group) or greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (high-risk group).

Exclusion Criteria:
They are not within the age requirements (< than 7 years old or > than 9 years-old at baseline).
If they have a learning disability, ADD/ADHD, language delays, autism or other neurological or psychological conditions.
If they have a pre-existing medical condition such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Cushing’s syndrome, Down’s syndrome, severe lactose intolerance, Prader-Willi syndrome, HIV, cancer, renal failure, cerebral palsy, or can't engage in moderate exercise.
If they don’t speak English.
Biological mother must have a body mass index either between 18.5 - 25 kg/m2 (low-risk group) or greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 for mothers (high-risk group), or they are excluded.
Children's Health, Food & Nutrition, Prevention
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Testing Responses of Young Adults to Intervention Messages (TRY AIM) Trial

The purpose of this voluntary research study is to determine the effects of different methods of promoting physical activity with wearable devices and technology.

Participants will participate in an 18-month study with virtual study visits.-Use provided digital tools (activity tracker and messages) to monitor physical activity-Set goals to increase physical activity levels based on national guidelines-Monitor weight and complete questionnaires at five times throughout the study (at the beginning, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months)

Up to $235 and a Fitbit tracker and BodyTrace scale

No
 

David Conroy
Gabrielle Ryan - at tryaim@psu.edu or 814-865-7935
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05794178
STUDY00019311
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Inclusion Criteria:
Participants capable of reading, speaking and understanding English and of giving informed consent.
Participants between the ages of 18-29 years.
Participants must be free of visual impairment that would interfere with the receipt of text messages on their phone.
Participants must be willing to wear a Fitbit tracker almost continually (23.5 hours/day) for a 12- month period of time.
Participants interested in setting goals to increase their physical activity levels over the 12-month study.

Exclusion Criteria:
Participants engaging in 150 or more minutes of moderate- or greater intensity PA /week as assessed by a research grade accelerometer.
Participants with contraindications to normal physical activity on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire.
Participants who require an assistive device for mobility or have any other condition that may limit or prevent participation in moderate-intensity physical activity.
Participants with a prior diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Participants who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next 12 months.
Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health
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Expanding Family Foundations to 2nd-Time Parenthood - Focus Group

This focus group study, funded by Penn State's Social Science Research Institute, brings together couples with preschool-aged firstborns who are pregnant with their 2nd child or who have given birth to their 2nd child within the last 12 months. Couples will be interviewed about how they worked together as a team (as coparents) to prepare their firstborn for the birth of the second child and to prepare themselves for 2nd-time parenthood.

Yes
 

Douglas Teti
Douglas Teti - at dmt16@psu.edu or 814-863-9570
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015968
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Inclusion Criteria:
1.Two-caregiver families, any race or ethnicity, with one or two children: a.One subgroup with one child < 6 years of age and pregnant with a 2nd child b.One subgroup with one child < 6 years of age and an infant between 1-to-12 months of age.
2.Each caregiver is over 18 years of age.
3.Caregivers are living together in the same household and are either married or living with a partner.
4.Families living independent of parents’ families of origin.
5.Both caregivers fluent in communicating in English.

Exclusion Criteria:
1.One or the other caregiver cannot understand or speak English
2.Caregivers are under 18 years of age.
3.Caregivers not living together
4.Caregivers not living independently of their families of origin
5.Single-parent families with no live-in partner.
Children's Health, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Altoona, PA ,
Carlisle, PA ,
DuBois, PA ,
Erie, PA ,
Greater Philadelphia Area, PA ,
Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA ,
Harrisburg, PA ,
Hazleton, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
Mont Alto, PA ,
Reading, PA ,
Schuylkill Haven, PA ,
Sharon, PA ,
State College, PA ,
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area, PA ,
Williamsport, PA ,
York, PA ,

Penn State Hershey Sitting and Health Study

This study aims to examine the effect of pedaling a compact elliptical device at the desk on employees' work productivity. This study also aims to evaluate the effect of different types of incentives on promoting desk-based pedaling.

Yes
 

Liza Rovniak
Liza Rovniak - at activitystudy@psu.edu
Medicine: General Internal Medicine (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03274635
STUDY00008174
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Inclusion Criteria:
Penn State Hershey full time employee
Overweight or obese
Spend at least 5 hours per day sitting at a desk
Have eligible overweight/obese coworker who can do study together with you
18-70 years old

Exclusion Criteria:
Currently pregnant
Planned surgical or medical treatment that will prevent ability to complete study
Heart condition, or chest pain during physical activity
Planned travel or relocation during study period
Already have desk cycling device or treadmill at desk
Heart & Vascular, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Validation and Feasibility of In-Home Child Height Measurement using a Portable Ultrasound Stadiometer

The goal if this study is to determine if a new tool (PUSH stadiometer) can be used by parents to accurately and easily measure children's height in their home.

Participants will be required to attend 1 Zoom visit and 1 in-person visit on Penn State's University Park Campus. Each of these visits will last 30 minutes or less.During the Zoom visit, a researcher will help parents use a new tool (PUSH Stadiometer) to measure their child's height in their home.At the in-person visit, a researcher will measure the child's height and weight, and parents will complete a short survey.

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Emily Hohman
Emily Hohman - at eeh12@psu.edu or 814-865-5245
Center for Childhood Obesity Research (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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All
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00020741
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Inclusion Criteria:
Child age 3-18 years
Parent age 18 years or older
Able to connect to a Zoom session from home
Able to read and answer questions in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Child has a medical condition that interferes with standing upright (e.g., paralysis, severe scoliosis)
Children's Health, Prevention
Survey(s)
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State College, PA ,

Elucidating the Necessary Active Components of Training (ENACT) Study

This study will examine the effects of different brain games on cognitive and everyday activities in middle-aged and older adults. Participants will play either 20 or 40 hours of ENACT brain games on a study provided laptop. They will also complete daily surveys on a study-provided mobile phone for the duration of the study. These surveys will take approximately 5-6 minutes to complete per day. The study will last either 6 or 9 months depending on the brain game training time. The study will be done remotely from the comfort of home using study-provided mobile devices. Participants are compensated for their time.

Participants will play either 20 or 40 hours of ENACT brain games on a study provided laptop. They will also complete daily surveys on a study-provided mobile phone for the duration of the study. These surveys will take approximately 5-6 minutes to complete per day. The study will last either 6 or 9 months depending on the brain game training time. The study will be done remotely from the comfort of home using study-provided mobile devices.

$230

No
 

Martin Sliwinski
Jordan Solt - at jvs6276@psu.edu or 814-865-4773
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00010760
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Inclusion Criteria:
Age 55-85
Strong English writing and comprehension
Willing to participate for 5 to 9 months

Exclusion Criteria:
Involved in brain training, such as Lumocity or BrainHQ
History of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease
Use of video games for more than 2 hours/week over the previous 2 years
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Effect of oral black raspberry administration on oral cell DNA adducts in smokers

This is an intervention study that will examine the effect of black raspberry lozenges on mouth cell DNA damage in smokers.

Following one week of being in the study you will be given black raspberry lozenges to take 5 times daily for 8 weeks. Afterwards you will participate in the study for an additional 4 weeks for a ‘wash-out’ period where no lozenges are given. During study visits you will be asked to complete questionnaires, provide a urine sample, and a mouth cell sample by brushing the inside of your cheek with a toothbrush. You will smoke as you normally do throughout the study. You will record cigarette and lozenge use every day. You will complete 2 phone call interviews about your 24-hour food intake during the beginning and the end of the study.

$380

Yes
 

Karam El-Bayoumy
Nicolle Krebs - at nkrebs@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5673
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00013621
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Inclusion Criteria:
Smokers (5 cigarettes per day or more)
21-75 years of age
No quit attempt in the prior 30 days
No plans to quit smoking in next 4 months
Willingness and ability to attend 8 visits over 13 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:
Current unstable or significant medical condition
Women who are pregnant or nursing
Use of marijuana or other illegal drugs
Any known allergy to raspberries
Heavy drinking (>4 drinks/day, 5 days/wk)
Smoking, Vaping, Nicotine and Tobacco, Food & Nutrition, Prevention
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The Use of Micro-Doppler Radar to Identify Service Members at Risk for Musculoskeletal Injury: A Gold Standard Comparison

The purpose of this research study is to see if we can use micro-doppler signal technology to determine if someone has had an ACL reconstruction in the past. We will do this by comparing a group of people who have had the surgery against a group who has never had this surgery to see if this technology can tell the difference.

If you join this study you would be asked to come to a one-hour appointment at the Lebanon Valley College campus in Annville, PA and perform a variety of activities that are part of daily life, such as walking, jumping, and standing from a seated position. We'll ask you to complete a questionnaire on any musculoskeletal pain you're experiencing and report your demographic information.

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Cayce Onks
Leonard Kishel - at lkishel@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=321657
Family and Community Medicine (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00020118
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Ages 18-40
ACL Group: ACL Reconstruction surgery 9-72 months prior and approved to return to normal activities
Control group: No history of lower extremity surgery
Able to provide consent and read/write in English
No current musculoskeletal injuries

Exclusion Criteria:
Prisoner
Pregnant person
any surgery within 6 months of the study visit
Unable to provide consent or read/write in English
Unable to perform movements consistent with daily activities such as walking, jumping, or moving from sit to stand
Prevention, Sports Medicine, Muscle & Bone
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Childhood Adverse Experiences: Impacts in Young Adulthood

The purpose of the study is to examine how individuals change over time and what impacts their development. In particular, we are interested in mental health outcomes in young adulthood. Participants will be required to complete a survey one time that will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Participants will be eligible to win a $10.00 amazon gift card.

No
 

Aubrey Daniels
Aubrey Daniels - at aubreyd@psu.edu
Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Service (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011332
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Between the age of 18-35

Exclusion Criteria:
Not between the age of 18-35
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Examining views associated with physical exercise and its connection to diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction: Online Focus Groups

The primary objective of this study is to examine, via online focus groups, the perceptions that are held by potentially-eligible subjects in the PSH DPP program in regard to the importance of physical exercise, particularly within the context of diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction. These perspectives will then be used to help develop, test, and refine additional motivational text messages that can be used in a text messaging intervention. Participants will receive a $25.00 gift card.

No
 

Selena Ortiz
Selena Ortiz - at suo13@psu.edu or 814-863-8041
Health Policy and Administration (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014288
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Inclusion Criteria:
Be at least 18 years old and under age 65
Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2 (≥23 kg/m2 if Asian)
Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Under 18 years old and over age 65
Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2 (<23 kg/m2if Asian)
Previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Not fluent in English
Prevention, Education, Diabetes & Hormones
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SARS Cov-2 Nasal Pharyngeal and Oral Pharyngeal Wash (SNOW) Trial SARS Cov-2 Nasal Pharyngeal and Oral Pharyngeal Wash (SNOW) Trial

Adults recently diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection who use a 4-day combined intervention of nasal washes with 1% baby shampoo solution and oral gargles with Listerine Antiseptic® will have a reduced SARS-CoV-2 viral load compared to those using nasal and oral washes with normal saline. This combined intervention should be acceptable, tolerable and safe in this population. To test this, we are conducting a trial comparing the efficacy of a number of washes in reducing the oral and nasal SARS-CoV-2 viral load amongst adults.

At their home, participants will perform three nasal and oral rinses per day for 4 days and self-swab the nose and mouth before and after each morning rinse to collect specimens under the guidance of a zoom visit. On the morning of the 5th day participants will also self swab the nose and mouth for a final collection specimen. Participants will answer questions on an app and online platform.

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Rena Kass
Dee Bagshaw - at ddm108@psu.edu or 814-863-7126
Surgery: General Surgery (HERSHEY)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04802408
STUDY00016947
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Inclusion Criteria:
18 years of age or older
A positive test for SARS-CoV-2 infection within 5 days of enrollment
Currently in isolation

Exclusion Criteria:
History of nasal or sinus surgery
Non-English speaking
Lack of electronic device (computer, mobile phone etc) on which to access an app for study data collection
Adults that need inpatient care for COVID-19 or any of its complications
Adults that give a history of being unable to tolerate gargles or nasal washes
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, COVID-19, Prevention
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Harrisburg, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
State College, PA ,

Telehealth Navigation for Informed Prostate Cancer Screening in Black Men

This study is being conducted to determine whether patient navigation improves informed decision making for prostate cancer screening. Participants will be offered the opportunity to discuss and address issues related to PSA testing with a patient navigator over a one month period. Surveys at the beginning and end of this period will include health knowledge, opinions on telehealth, and barriers to health care. All sessions will be conducted virtually.

Complete short on-line questionnairesComplete at least one telehealth session with the Patient Navigator

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Joshua Muscat
Chrispin Bandakulu - at ckayembebandakulu@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5274
Public Health Sciences (HERSHEY)
 

Male
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00000000
STUDY00019025
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Inclusion Criteria:
black men
ages 45 to 70
spoken english language

Exclusion Criteria:
history of prostate cancer
Men's Health, Prevention, Cancer
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Normalizing preteen HPV vaccination with practice-based communication strategies (Protect Them)

This study seeks to adapt and test a culturally-relevant, web-based game intervention to motivate Spanish-speaking preteens to initiate and complete human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The present study will adapt an existing web-based game developed as an educational tool on HPV vaccination for English-speaking preteens in North Carolina. The study includes the recruitment of paired dyads (Spanish-speaking preteens and parents) to focus groups to evaluate the acceptability of cultural adaptations to the existing web-based game intervention. We will recruit up to 25 parents and preteens ages 11-12 who will receive a link to the Spanish game to play for 7-10 days in advance of the focus group discussions. The focus groups will ask participants about cultural and language adaptations to the existing game and how they react to a game that will serve as an interactive, educational tool on HPV vaccination. The focus groups will take place in Harrisburg, PA between January and March of 2018. No health information will be collected as part of this study.

Yes
 

William Calo
William Calo - at wcalo@phs.psu.edu or 717-531-3535
Public Health Sciences (HERSHEY)
 

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SITE00000339
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Inclusion Criteria:
Pretens 11 or 12 years old
Not vaccinated with the HPV vaccine
Have computer, tablet, or smartphone

Exclusion Criteria:
Having received the HPV vaccine
Children's Health, Prevention
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Harrisburg, PA ,

Inflammatory, Behavioral and Neural Markers of Anhedonia in Major Depressive Disorder

The purpose of this study is to investigate the underlying biological causes of the loss of pleasure in individuals diagnosed with depression. This study will examine brain, behavioral, and inflammatory markers of depression. Participants will answer questions, give blood and saliva, undergo fMRI and perform computer tasks. The study is also recruiting healthy controls with no history of major mental illnesses.Participants will be compensated $130 in total. To limit time in-person, the first portion of the study will be conducted remotely (1.5hrs), followed by an in-person appointment (3hrs). Mandatory COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure safety for the in-person appointment.

There will be one virtual visit where participants will review consent, answer questions about their mental health, and complete online questionnaires. There will also be one in-person visit where blood will be drawn, vitals (blood pressure, height, weight, and pulse) will be taken, participants will undergo an fMRI scan and complete computer tasks, and saliva samples will be collected at 3 time points.

$130

Yes
 

Dahlia Mukherjee
Manar Hesino - at mhesino@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=285189
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011450
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Major Depressive Disorder
Failed two lines of anti depressant treatment
Between 18-65 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:
Any metallic implant
Bipolar Disorder or Psychotic Disorder
Heavy alcohol or recreational drug use
Inflammatory disease like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA ,

GLNE 007 Evaluation of Stool Based Markers for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancers and Adenomas

The purpose of this study is to see if stool or blood can be used to determine whether or not a patient has any colon polyps or colon cancer. This study will compare these biological samples (blood, urine, stool) to any colonoscopy or surgery a patient has to see if the outcome could be predicted.

No
 

Mack Ruffin
Amanda Taylor Gehman - at ataylor6@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1283
Family and Community Medicine (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT00843375
STUDY00011627
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Adult 18+
Subjects with Colon Cancer or Adenoma
OR subjects undergoing colonoscopy screening

Exclusion Criteria:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
HIV/Hepatitis
Have had or are receiving chemotherapy or radiation
Have had surgery for your colon cancer
Cognitive Impairment
Prevention, Cancer
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Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm Among Young Adults in Daily Life

This study explores participants mood and how it changes from day to day and how mood and other things like personality and relationships influence thoughts of suicide or self-harm. Participants will both track and be able to visualize their mood and other experiences on a daily basis from their own smartphones.

There will be a set of questionnaires to complete online that will last between 45 and 90 minutes. Then participants will complete very brief (about 2 minute) surveys a few times per day on their smartphone over 12 weeks.

$140

No
 

Kenneth Levy
Alec Trahan - at atrahan@psu.edu
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT00000000
STUDY00018404
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English-speaking
Undergraduate student at Penn State
Have thoughts of suicide or self-harm in the past 12 months
Own and use an Apple iOS or Android smartphone device

Exclusion Criteria:
Does not speak English
Not a Penn State undergraduate student
Does not own an Apple iOS or Android smartphone device
Unwilling/unable to download and utilize study smartphone app
Prevention, Sleep Management, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Can more sleep improve pain responses, symptomatology, and regulation in college students?

This study is being done to find out how whether sleep duration is associated with pain responses and if a sleep intervention predicts a higher tolerance and a higher threshold for pain. This is a 21-day study. Participants will be asked to wear sleep-monitoring watches. Pressure pain and cold pain will be measured at study visits.

There will be four in-person visits. Pain will be measured during visits 2-4. Blood will be drawn during visits 2-4. Retinal images will be captured during visits 2-4. Participants will also be asked to complete surveys during each study visit and to provide screen shots of their phone screen use at visits 2-4.

$150

Yes
 

Anne-Marie Chang
yms5393@psu.edu 814-867-1653
Biobehavioral Health (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT05816434
STUDY00022196
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18 to 24 (inclusive) years of age at enrollment
Fluent English speaker and reader
Willing to refrain from initiating new therapeutic interventions (e.g., medication; behavioral) designed to target sleep or pain for the duration of study participation

Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosed with a sleep disorder
Diagnosed with a pain disorder
Has experienced a cold-related injury or has any other nerve damage to the feet
Has a history of injury to any of the muscular measurement sites for pain (I.e. shoulder, jaw, forearm)
Diagnosed with hypertension or cardiovascular disease
Prevention
Not applicable
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Understanding healthcare workers perception and knowledge of dysphagia

The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of healthcare workers’ knowledge of and perception of dysphagia in older adults. Study participants will fill out a survey/questionnaire in a single study session. This is expected to take 15-20 minutes.

You will be asked to complete a single, brief survey. It will take no more than 15-20 minutes.

No
 

Aarthi Madhavan
Aarthi Madhavan - at aarthi@psu.edu
Communication Sciences and Disorders (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT00000000
STUDY00024236
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Age 18 and older
Active healthcare workers or care providers for community dwelling older adults over 60 years old
Working with older adults
English proficiency at 8th grade level

Exclusion Criteria:
Never worked with older adults
Not working clinically currently
Diagnosed mild cognitive impairment or dementia
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Food & Nutrition, Prevention
Not applicable
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