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URMC / PEAK Human Performance Science Clinical Research Lab

PEAK Human Performance Science Clinical Research Lab

Providing novel exercise testing techniques and state of the art services.

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Virtual Class Instructor on an Exercise BallThe PEAK Human Performance Science Clinical Research Lab supports investigators conducting multidisciplinary and translational (T1-T4) research related to all forms of human movement (e.g., physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behavior), physical function assessments, and patient-reported outcomes within the University of Rochester. Dr. Mustian and her staff provide consulting services for investigators in all stages of career and assist in study development.  Services include concept development, digital and hybrid clinical trial design, intervention development and implementation, objective assessments, patient-reported outcome measures, staff training, and fidelity and quality assurance assistance. We support local, investigator-initiated studies as well as very large, complex, nationwide, multi-center clinical trials (phase I-IV). The PEAK Human Performance Science Clinical Research Lab supports government, foundation, and industry-sponsored studies and has a proven track record of successfully assisting investigators in securing internal and external research funding (e.g., CTSI pilot funding, CRC pilot funding, CTSI KL2, NIH K-awards, R21s, R01s, and Program grants).

Wilmot Cancer Research Day

Wilmot Cancer Institute has partnered with 13WHAM (Channel 13)/FOX Rochester (Channel 7) for Wilmot Cancer Research Day on January 25. We’ll share stories about what’s happening in cancer research locally and explain how the community can assist research efforts that make progress against cancer possible.

Wilmot Cancer Research Day from URCC NCORP on Vimeo


March 4, 2024
Leaving cancer in the dust! Wilmot Warrior Weekend - September 21-22, 2024

March 1, 2024
25th Anniversary Discovery Ball - May 3rd, 2024

November 1, 2023
Dr. Karen Mustian Received the Davey Award for Outstanding Research at the 28th Annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Symposium

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 Equipment & Services

We provide physical function assessments for metabolism, body composition, cardiovascular function, pulmonary function, range of motion, strength, balance, and free-living activity. Examples include but are not limited to: graded exercise stress testing (including VO2max and anaerobic threshold), pulse oximetry, EKG, bioelectrical impedance, balance force plate testing, actigraphy and more. Operating in discreet clinical space located on the University of Rochester Medical Center Campus, the PEAK Lab, provides an optimal setting for medical investigators to conduct safe, controlled studies in children and adults. We perform assessments and deliver interventions in the inpatient and outpatient settings at the University of Rochester campus and at other medical or non-medical community locations.