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Patient Research Opportunities

University Health Services is proud to be part of one of the world’s largest research institutions where discovery — expanding knowledge and human understanding — is a core value. This page features research opportunities being promoted on behalf of our academic partners. Participation is voluntary.

The Effects of COVID-19 on Voice, Speech and Communication

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin invite speakers who currently have COVID-19 or have previously had COVID-19 to participate in a study on voice, speech and communication. Participants will perform speaking tasks in a laboratory setting, naturalistic setting and/or online. Participation involves up to six sessions lasting 1-2 hours each and may also involve daily communication recordings and tracking. If you have questions about the study or would like to volunteer to participate in the study, please email voicelab@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 232-4428.

Variations in immune response to the COVID-19

If you would like to participate in a national research study at Dell Med School about how variations in immune response to the COVID-19 virus contribute to differences in diseases severity, please contact the study coordinator. For more info visit http://sites.utexas.edu/melamed-lab/home/ or https://ehrlichlab.squarespace.com.

Keep It Up! Research Study

Males and nonbinary students who were assigned male at birth ages 18-34 are invited to participate in this research study about the modern world of sex and relationships.

Interested participants can register here and then log in to complete a short survey to see if you are eligible. Study participants will receive free at-home HIV and STD test kits, $75 and the ability to enter a raffle to win other prizes.

More information can be at https://isgmh.northwestern.edu/keepitup/

Keep It Up! (KIP) is part of a research study provided by Northwestern University.

Vaping Cessation Study for Young Adults

Are you ready to stop vaping? If so, the RISE research study funded by the American Heart Association might be right for you. Eligible participants will complete two phone calls with a trained quit coach to develop a plan of action and complete a 3-month follow up survey.

Two $40 Amazon gift cards will be provided as compensation: one after the first phone call and one after the 3-month follow up survey.

  1. 18-24 years of age
  2. A regular e-cigarette user
  3. Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  4. Interested in quitting vaping
  5. Own a smart phone device
  6. Be able to speak and read English

Learn more at https://rise.researchstudy.org

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