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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Healthy Married Men and Women Needed

The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks men ages 56-73 and women ages 51-59, to participate in an fMRI study on the visual processing of faces. Participants must be right-handed and currently married. Volunteers should have no history of psychiatric disorders, and should not be taking prescription medications, with the exception of hormone replacement therapy, thyroid medication, and/or medications for high blood pressure (diuretics or ACE inhibitors). Volunteers must have normal vision or wear contacts. Participation requires a 2-hour screening interview, a followup visit, and a 3-hour visit for fMRI scan. Participants will be paid. For more information, call Lisa Kalik or Neil Santiago at 496-8381.

Males Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking male volunteers ages 18-45 to participate in a 5-month study of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must be free of medical illnesses and not taking any medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be asked to participate in one of several protocols. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 40-55 to participate in a 6-month study of the effects of aging and reproductive hormones on measures of cerebral activity, blood flow and stress hormone production. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Children Needed for Study

The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, is studying how the brain controls finger movements, and needs normal kids (or a child with a diagnosis of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder) ages 6-13. They must be available for 3 hours for a noninvasive study that includes neurological examination, transcranial magnetic stimulation, EMG using surface electrodes and ADHD assessment. Pay is provided. If interested, call Dr. Marjorie Garvey, 496-5323, for more information.

Calling Computer Users in Offices

Individuals working full time and using a computer keyboard a minimum of 3-4 hours a day are needed for a research study on the role of workstyle in occupational health. Volunteers with and without upper extremity symptoms (fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders and neck) are needed to participate in 2-hour focus group interviews. Focus groups are being conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. Compensation will be provided and groups will be scheduled at convenient times and locations. For more information, call Stacy Chambers at (202) 687-2392.


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