The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center is committed to promoting research. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of those living with diabetes.

Our efforts to find a cure for diabetes is 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 as a potential volunteer for our research studies, please call 503-494-4704, complete our Online Diabetes Research Application Form or email   for more information.

Current studies

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T1D iPancreas Study

Seeking volunteers to test a new insulin glucose control system called iPancreas. A system that manages your blood sugar when you exercise.

The iPancreas system uses a Dexcom G6 glucose sensor, the Omnipod insulin pump and a computer program that determines rates of insulin to deliver. The system will measure your blood glucose, heart rate, activity to detect exercise and rate of insulin to deliver. Compensation is up to $650 for study participation. Some participants may receive up to $1025, if participation time is extended at OHSU for study purposes.

You may be eligible to participate:

  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least one year

  • Between the ages of 21 and 50

  • Used an insulin pump for at least three months

  • Physically able to exercise for up to 30 minutes

  • Live with another person 18 years of age or older who will be present while you are in the study at home, both overnight and when you are exercising.

What is involved?

  • 1.5-hour screening visit

  • 30-minute training visit

  • Two 76-hour study visits, which are partly at home and partly at the research clinic.

  • Use the Omnipod, Dexcom G6 and activity tracker

To learn more about volunteering for this study, contact Debbie Branigan 503-418-9070 or
IRB# 19973  Updated: 9/29/21