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VRC Needs Healthy Volunteers

Vaccine Research Center researchers seek healthy volunteers, 18-50 years old, for a study evaluating an investigational vaccine that targets HIV. Compensation is provided. There is no risk of infection. To learn how to participate, call 1-866-833-5433, email or visit

Adults with Knee Pain Sought

Clinical Center researchers seek 18-55 year olds with kneecap pain (patellofemoral or anterior knee pain) for a 2-visit outpatient research study. We are studying how muscle weakness around the knee may lead to changes in kneecap motion and pain. Compensation is provided. Learn how to participate by contacting the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or Refer to study 13-CC-0099. Read more at

NHLBI Study Recruits Volunteers

NHLBI invites volunteers ages 18-80 of African descent with or without sickle cell trait and patients with sickle cell disease to participate in a one-time-visit research study. Volunteers will provide blood samples that will be used to look for a link between the PKLR gene and pyruvate kinase protein. The PKLR gene is active in the liver and in red blood cells and helps to create protein called pyruvate kinase that is essential in normal functioning of red blood cells. Compensation is provided. For more information about study 18-H-0146, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit

Flu Vaccine Study Seeks Volunteers

NIAID researchers seek healthy volunteers, 18 to 70 years old, to participate in an influenza (flu) vaccine study. Scientists are testing an investigational vaccine to determine if it is safe and if there are any side effects. There is no risk of infection since the investigational vaccine product does not contain any virus. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-866-833-5433 or email

Post-Transplant Patients Needed

NHLBI researchers are testing whether a mouth rinse containing topical dexamethasone can be used to prevent oral chronic graft vs. host disease in post-transplant patients. If you are 12 years of age or older and have received a stem cell transplant in the last 60 to 90 days, you may be eligible to participate. Study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Read more at Refer to study 07-H-0005.


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