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  • Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

  • Participate in a Research Study

  • Visit The Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center for additional studies.

    Active Mind Study

    Can exercise and/or mindfulness training improve cognitive function in older adults?

    The Miriam Hospital is looking for older adults to participate in the research study.

    The Miriam Hospital is looking at whether exercise and/or mindfulness training improves cognitive function in older adults.

    You could qualify for the research study if you: Active Mind Study at The Miriam Hospital

    • Are 65 years old or older
    • Are physically inactive
    • Feel that your memory has been worse recently

    You will be compensated for your time. Parking is available.

    If you are interested in learning more about the Active Mind Study please contact us at:

    401-793-8184 or  

    Are You Pregnant?

    We are looking for healthy, smoking and non-smoking, pregnant women for a research study.

    3D Ultrasound Study

    3D Ultrasound Study  

    We are interested in learning how mother’s behaviors and feelings during pregnancy influence the behaviors and brain development of her baby.

    • You will be asked to complete up to three 3D non-diagnostic ultrasounds.

    You will be compensated for your time and receive DVDs of your baby.

    If you are interested in learning more about the 3D Ultrasound Study, please contact us at: 401-793-8120 or

    Physical Activity Research Center

    Taking Control of Type 2 Diabetes

    The Miriam Hospital is looking for adults with type 2 diabetes to participate in the HA1C research study.

    Researchers will work with qualified participants to help them engage in an active lifestyle to take control of their Type 2 diabetes. Participants will complete a group-based 12-week walking program or a yoga program.

    You may be eligible if you are: HA1C

    • 18 – 65 years of age  
    • Have had type 2 diabetes for at least 6 months
    • Not currently practicing yoga or mindfulness-based therapy
    • Not currently pregnant

    Participants will be paid for their time.

    For more information call: 401-302-0568 or email:  

    We ♥ Fitness

    Want to get in shape and discover a healthier lifestyle? Have you tried exercising but have trouble getting started?

    The “We ♥ Fitness” program is looking for healthy adults, age 18 and older, to test a new exercise program. Our program provides 12 weeks of personal training using standard aerobic exercise equipment or exercise videogames. All study participants will get advanced health testing including cardiovascular fitness testing, a cholesterol check and body composition analysis. There is no cost for participating.

    If you are age 18 or older, in generally good health, and don’t exercise regularly, give us a call to see if you are eligible. For additional information, or to see if you are eligible, contact the We ♥ Fitness staff at 401-578-9268.