UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Official Title

Targeting Inflammation to Treat Cardiovascular Aging in Humans 


Research Study to Investigate the Effects of a Common Anti-inflammatory Drug on Blood Vessel and Heart Function

Healthy, non-smoking adults age 50-79 years are invited to participate in a research study to test the effects of the drug salsalate (similar to aspirin) to test blood vessel and heart function.  Your involvement will include; blood draws, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, surveys, and tests of blood vessel function.  Compensation will be provided.  For details, please contact Veronica Howsare (319) 467-5677 or email veronica-howsare@uiowa.edu.

 The lead investigator at the University of Iowa is Gary L. Pierce, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Human Physiology.

Start Date
August 8, 2012
End Date
February 20, 2015
Gender Preference
Age Group
50 - 79 years
Principal Investigator
Gary L. Pierce, PhD
Contact Info

Veronica Howsare: (319) 467-5677


Department of Health and Human Physiology
Anti-Inflammatory Drug ; Blood Vessel Function ; Heart Function ;

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