Research Services

Steps to get started

Investigators with new protocols should contact the research team at to set up a consult. The research team will need a copy of your IRB approval and consent if you have completed these steps, or your proposal if not and will discuss your needs and time line. We are here to help you each step of the way, from protocol design to data collection and management.

For information regarding the EPCL, contact Lisa Farr

The department can provide data if your studies involve:

  • Exercise testing (CPET/VO2peak)
  • Body composition (Bod Pod, circumferences)
  • Measures of functional fitness (Six-minute walk test)
  • Exercise training
  • Resting metabolism
  • Weight loss
  • Vascular health

Investigators are using the EPCL in studies on:

  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Morbid obesity
  • Appetite hormones
  • Vascular health in post-menopausal women