Clinical Trials

The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center Research Department is committed to promoting and conducting excellent clinical research. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of those living with or affected by diabetes.

Our efforts to find a cure for diabetes, and to improve life for people with this condition, are made possible by volunteers who participate in research studies. When you volunteer, you help us answer important questions about diabetes.

If you would like to be considered to participate in any of our research studies below, please call 503 494-4704, complete our Online Application Form for more information.


Evaluating the dynamics of insulin and non-insulin mediated effects on glucose during aerobic exercise in subjects with type 1 diabetes

Currently recruiting patients for this study? Yes

Study started on: 6/16/2017

Principal Investigators: Joseph El Youssef, MD MCR and Peter Jacobs PhD

Co-Investigators: Jessica Castle, MD

Kathy Hanavan RN MSN ANP-BC

Leah Wilson MD

You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Between ages 18 and 45
  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least 1 year
  • Physically able to perform exercise for 45 minutes
  • Have a hemoglobin A1c less than 10%
  • What is involved?

  • 2-hour screening visit
  • 10-hour study visits with 45 minutes of aerobic exercise during each visit
  • 3 short follow-up phone calls after each study visit
  • Is compensation provided?

    $150 for each of three visits for a maximum of $450.

    To learn more about participating in this study contact: Debbie Branigan branigad@ohsu.edu or call 503-494-4739. 

    eIRB#16761


    TrialNet Study

    TrialNet - Pathway to Prevention

    Study started on: 2/13/2009

    Currently recruiting patients for this study? Yes

    Principal Investigator is Andrew Ahmann, M.D.

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about how type 1 diabetes develops in "at-risk" individuals. At-risk individuals are those that have a blood relative with type 1 diabetes.

    Who is eligible to be screened?

    •  Anyone 1-45 years old with a parent, child, brother or sister with type 1 diabetes.

    •  Anyone 1-20 years old with a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, half-brother, half-sister, or cousin with type 1 diabetes.

    To learn more about participating in this study contact: Don DeFrang email: defrang@ohsu.edu or call: 503-494-4704

    eIRB #5023