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The UF Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is seeking individuals with or without type two diabetes and who are overweight to participate in one of the University of Florida Research Studies. The UF Division of Endocrinology is enrolling for a fatty liver disease trial, using an investigational drug for study information, 352-273-8642 or endocrinology.medicine.ufl.edu


The UF Health Sleep Center is currently seeking participants for a UF Research Study on the effectiveness of a new and noninvasive exercise based treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Participants will be monitored before and after training with a device that may strengthen breathing muscles, thereby lessening the effects of sleep apnea. You can get more information and register for this study by calling 352-265-5348.


The UF Department of Psychology and the UF Institute on Aging is now enrolling men and women age 55 or older for the “Oxytocin and Aging” study to learn how the hormone Oxytocin affects social, cognitive and physical function in older populations. Information at 352-273-214, via email at ebnerlab@psych.ufl.edu or http://www.psych.ufl.edu/ebnerlab/.


The Center for Exercise Science at the University of Florida is conducting an exercise training study on cardiovascular health. They are currently seeking study participants 50 to 79 years of age with Type 2 Diabetes. Health test results will be provided. More information is available at 352-294-1746 or http://apk.hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/research/participants/.


If so, you may qualify for a study being conducted at the the University of Florida College of Dentistry. The SOPPRANO Study is seeking volunteers with face or jaw pain to participate in a clinical trial.  To qualify you must be between 18 TO 65 years old and be in generally good health. Compensation is provided. The study involves taking the study medication and making several visits to the study center at The University of Florida. The study visits will include an examination and other testing procedures. If you are interested, please call the SOPPRANO Study at 352- 273- 7620 or email SOPPRANO@dental.ufl.edu .

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