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Community Studies


Exercise Studies

Project Leap

Phone Number:  713-792-5039
Population: women, 50-60 years old, BMI >35, no cancer history
Description of Research Study:  The goal of this clinical research study is to learn about the effects of metformin and/or a program called "lifestyle intervention" on the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) in post-menopausal women who are also obese (both are risk factors for endometrial cancer). Researchers also want to learn how insulin levels will be affected by metformin, diet and/or exercise.

Project Weight

Study Phone Number:  713-794-5494
Population:  English speaking, 18-50 years old, must have access to a telephone or the internet
Brief Description: The goal of this research study is to learn more about how attention and reaction to food and non-food images might differ between people with different weight histories. Researchers want to know if patterns in brain activity may be related to body weight and weight regain after weight loss.

Meditation Studies

Meditation Study

Phone Number: 713-745-2733
Population:  female breast cancer and non-cancer patients, 18 years and older
Brief Description:  The goal of this research study is to test Tibetan meditation as a therapy to teach cancer patients to change their brain functioning and to improve quality of life.  Researchers want to compare the cancer patients' outcomes to people who have never had cancer.

Smoking Studies

CENIC

Phone Number: 713-792-1425
Population:  smokers, 18 years and older
Brief Description:  The goal of this research study is to investigate the impact of different nicotine levels in cigarettes.  This research may help inform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) how best to regulate tobacco products in the future with the goal of improving public health.  This is not a treatment program for smoking.

Eagles

Phone Number: 713-792-1422
Population:  adult smokers (age 18-75) in the Houston metropolitan and surrounding areas
Brief Description:  The goal of this clinical research study is to learn about the safety of Chantix (Varenicline) and of Wellbutrin (Bupropion) compared to placebo and nicotine-replacement therapy ("the patch" -- NRT) when given to smokers with or without a history of a mental health disorder.

HLT (High vs. Low Dose Topiramate)

Phone Number: 713-792-1400
Population:  adult smokers and heavy drinkers (age 18 years and older) in the Houston metropolitan and surrounding areas
Brief Description:  Topiramate has been used to reduce drinking and smoking behavior.  The goal of this clinical study is to learn if Topiramate used in both high and low doses increases the percentage of people with no drinking days, while also increasing the rate of smoking abstinence.

Project Steps

Phone Number: 713-792-7399
Population: English speaking smokers with the desire to quit
Brief Description: The goal of this study is to learn about the influence of the social and physical environment on smoking cessation among smokers.

Latinos Contra el Cancer (CNP)

Número de teléfono del estudio: 713-792-9123
Población: Latinos 18 años o mayor que fuman
Descripción de la investigación:  Este estudio de investigación es para aprender si un programa de bienestar puede ayudar a mejor la dieta y los niveles de actividad física, y alentar el dejar de fumar en adultos Latinos.  Participantes serán compensados por su tiempo, y se les proveerá parches de nicotina sin costo alguno.

Hispanic/Latino smokers, ages 18 and older.  The goal of this study is to learn if a wellness program can help improve diet and physical activity levels and encourage smoking cessation in Latino adults.  Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost.


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