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Center For Health Behaviors Research — Taste Study

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Interested in participating in taste research?

  • The Center for Health Behaviors Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, located in Roanoke, is conducting a 5-week research study in which participants will taste several flavors, drink flavored beverages, and have their blood sugar levels measured.

Participants will:

  • Complete a prescreening survey.
  • Taste and rate several flavored beverages.
  • Drink flavored beverages, that we provide, at home.
  • May have an MRI scan of their brain and receive a copy of their brain scan. 
  • Be compensated up to $255 for participation in a tasting session, 3 blood draw sessions, 3 energy expenditure sessions, and one fMRI scanning session.

IRB # 19-927

If interested in participating in this study:

Email us at

Call 540-526-2174 and speak with research staff.

Complete the screening survey.