Participating in Research Programs

Research on aging seeks to learn more about how we age and how diseases that older adults often develop might be better controlled or prevented. The University of Michigan Geriatrics Center researchers are national leaders in the pursuit of such knowledge critical to the health and well-being of our aging population. Much of this research is made possible by individuals willing to participate in these studies and thus contribute to the health and independence of current and future generations. Major areas of research at the Geriatrics Center include diabetes and conditions that put people at risk for diabetes, blood pressure regulation, risks of falling and balance problems, and the impact of exercise on strength, endurance, mobility, and health conditions. Other types of research are also supported. The Research Participant Program at the Geriatrics Center links individuals to research studies that might be of interest. Researchers inform participants of the study procedures and individuals decide whether to participate based on details of each study.

To learn more about the Geriatrics Center Research Participant Program, please contact Linda Nyquist at 734-936-6078 or or visit the Human Subjects Assessment Core (HSAC) website here.

About UMClinicalStudies

UMClinicalStudies connects you to clinical and health research studies at the University of Michigan. It allows you to view or sign up for studies that are currently recruiting participants. To look for studies and to volunteer, go to