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Dengue Virus Study Recruits NIH’ers

NIAID researchers are conducting a study to better understand long-lived protection against the dengue virus. The study is enrolling NIH employees who have lived in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia or Oceania. Compensation is provided. Join by contacting the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment (866) 444-2214 or and ask for study #11-I-0109. Online:

Volunteers with Food Allergy Sought

NIAID researchers are seeking volunteers ages 2 and older who have at least one food allergy to participate in a study to better understand how food allergies affect health. Participants receive a comprehensive nutritional evaluation and meet with a dietitian for individualized counseling. Compensation for participation is provided. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment at (866) 444-2214 (800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII) or email Refer to NIH study #15-I-0162,

Healthy Volunteers Wanted

Researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are enrolling healthy volunteers or volunteers diagnosed with moderate or severe psoriasis in an observational study to determine how chronic inflammation caused by psoriasis affects blood flow to the heart. In this study, all tests, treatments and procedures are provided at no cost. Compensation and travel assistance may be available. Contact the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment at (866) 444-2214 (TTY/ASCII 800-877-8339) or Refer to study 0000136. Read more online at

Remote Study Seeks Volunteers

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a condition that can cause changes in skin color and growth of tumors (called plexiform neurofibromas or PNs) under the skin. NCI is conducting a new study to see if NF1 patients who are treated with Selumetinib have a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their tumors. 

Researchers at NCI are looking for volunteers to help rate changes in the appearance of PN tumors viewed in patient photos before and after treatment. This is a remote study using a smartphone or computer to complete an online questionnaire in one or two 1-hour sessions to review photographs of patients with or without treatment and score the appearance of visible tumors. 

To learn more, contact the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment at (866) 444-2214 (TTY: 800-877-8339) or email and refer to study 000173-C, or visit

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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