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Clinical Research Facilities

door to MUNCH
“MU-PAW” is a state-of-the-art designated (human) clinical research facility (containing 2250 sq ft) for the assessment of (semi)-invasive physiological and behavioral health-related outcomes.

Clinical Testing Rooms

clinical testing room
giving blood
  • 4 testing rooms well-equipped to perform repeated blood sampling, including OGTTs & Mixed-meal TTs
  • All rooms include recliners, wifi access, and laptops, making them ideal for long (16 h) testing days
DXA machine

One room equipped with a DXA machine (Hologic) and BOD-POD to assess whole body and regional bone density and/or body composition

giving blood
private desk area
  • Private phlebotomy room for single stick blood draws and catheter insertions
  • Private, quiet room for cognitive function and/or other computerized assessments
metabolic cart
EKG machine

One room equipped with 2 metabolic carts and EKG machine to assess fitness, resting state energy expenditure, and substrate oxidation/utilization

walking at treadmill desk
waiting room
work room
  • Research coordinator office (to assist with scheduling)
  • Waiting area for research participants
  • Private consenting room with copier and temporary filing (of consents, etc.)
work area
work area
work area
  • Storage room for human clinical testing supplies
  • Blood processing room with 2 refrigerated centrifuges, biosafety cabinet, -80 freezer, and an ice machine
  • Temporary desk space for graduate students and technicians during the testing days
Becky Shafer
Becky Shafer, MS, NSCA-CPT
Senior Human Clinical Research Specialist

  • Oversees MU-PAW
  • Assists with Testing
Ying Liu
Ying Liu
Research Assistant/Lab Technician

  • Assists with Testing
  • Catheter Insertions

More Information

Jill Kanaley

Dr. Jill Kanalay
Professor and Interim Chair
204D Gwynn Hall
(573) 882-2519