We are excited to announce our first ever research fair. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Research Fair will have all the trusted screenings you know us for plus an opportunity to learn about and participate in research projects. This is a great way for you to learn how you can help medical research solve big health issues and learn what research is and what it is not. Plus, there will be free cooking demonstrations!
Opportunities to Participate in Research
The 9Health Fair Research fair will have many different areas of research represented at the first-annual 9Health Fair Research Fair.
Some of these areas include:
- Neurologic research including research in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and headaches. There will be a free Alzheimer’s screening being offered at the fair.
- Research in the area of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and information about osteoarthritis. There will be a booth talking to families who have a history of Ankylosing Spondylitis about research in this area, and interested fair attendees can get a free rheumatoid arthritis blood test done.
- Numerous studies around exercise, nutrition, and weight loss related studies ranging from how short bursts of physical activity may affect your health to calorie restriction versus intermittent fasting.
- A study about how dietary supplements may affect heart health in men and women.
- Studies for older adults around healthy aging, exercise and bone health, hormone levels and how it affects overall health and cardiovascular health as well as other many other resources and studies for older adults.
- Numerous asthma studies looking for both participants who do and don’t have asthma, will also be providing spirometry testing.
- Weight Loss for Life – A behavioral intervention program that is based off of research done previously at University of Colorado. Weight loss/maintenance program that helps people in the community with nutrition and exercise around weight loss goals/weight loss maintenance.
Ages of participation 18 to any age.
Why Research is Important
Research helps us:
- Understand more about diseases
- Learn about new ways of treating and preventing disease
- Understand why some people get sick and others do not
- Can help us catch illness before they become harder to treat
- Helps us learn more about new and better medicines, surgeries that are more effective, and vaccinations to help prevent diseases
- Research can also help us learn new ways of doing things to be healthier – you see this when you hear about weight loss research, exercise research, and research about stopping smoking
Some research studies are looking at medicines and how they work and if they work, while other studies may study people with a certain disease to try and learn more about that disease. There are some research studies that need normal people from the community to participate to compare to. Research is important to help us learn more about disease, health and how to treat it and to do this researchers need volunteers to participate in research studies to help learn more about the diseases people get and how to treat and prevent them.