In keeping with the goal to increase the scientific and medical knowledge necessary to improve the care and lives of those with diabetes and obesity, Penn State investigators may take advantage of a variety of PSHDOI sponsored research subject recruitment opportunities:
- PSHDOI Website Listing Research Opportunities: Short descriptions of studies can be posted on the website. Click here to see an example. For more information about posting an ad for a research project, contact Scott Mincemoyer.
- PSHDOI Research Volunteer Newsletter: This newsletter is published quarterly, and over 2000 copies of the newsletter are distributed to patients and clinicians each quarter. Additional paper copies are available to patients/potential research subjects at over 40 clinical locations throughout Central PA. Additionally, the current issue of the Newsletter is posted on the PSIDO website. Penn State Investigators may include short descriptions of research studies in the Newsletter, at no charge. For more information, contact Scott Mincemoyer.
- PSHDOI Research Volunteer Database: The purpose of this database is to maintain a listing of over adults who are interested in participating in diabetes and diabetes related research studies. The current database contains names, contact information, and limited clinical information on over 750 adults with diabetes and/or obesity. Adults who have enrolled in this database are willing to have investigators contact them regarding participation in a research study. The database may be searched to identify individuals who will likely meet a researcher’s eligibility criteria. For more information about using the Database to recruit subjects for a research study, contact Scott Mincemoyer.
- Diabetes Registry: The Registry is a custom built application that assists in tracking clinical outcomes for diabetes patients. This application is available in all Hershey Medical Center (HMC) Primary Care Clinics, as well as a variety of other Central PA clinics, and currently has over 17,000 patient registrants. A Penn State researcher may use the Registry to recruit individuals for research studies of specific diabetes and obesity care and related interventions. Associations between patient characteristics and disease outcomes can be obtained from cross-sectional and longitudinally searches. For more information about using the Registry to recruit subjects for a research study, contact the Registry Manager, Scott Mincemoyer.