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Postmenopausal Women Needed

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, is recruiting postmenopausal women who are in good health and have not been on medications (including hormone therapy) for at least 2 months. Eligible volunteers will participate in a study to determine whether hormone replacement therapy improves the imaging characteristics of the carotid arteries, which may be associated with early atherosclerosis. Volunteers will be paid. Phone Londa Hathaway, 435-4038.

Brain Imaging Study Recruits

The section on brain imaging and electrophysiology, NIAAA, seeks right-handed healthy volunteers ages 21-40 to participate in non-invasive brain imaging (fMRI) studies. Volunteers must have 20/20 vision or wear contact lenses and will be paid for their time. For more information contact Dr. Brian Knutson, 496-5861 (knutson@odin.niaaa.nih.gov) or Grace Fong, 435-3493.

Angry, Irritable or Difficult Teens

You and your 11-16-year-old may be eligible to take part in research at the National Institute of Mental Health. This is a study about how young people experience emotions, and how bad moods can cause problems. Payment will be provided. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-1301.

Pain Relief Study Needs Patients

NIDCR seeks patients for studies of pain relief medications. Patients with early stage TMD (temperomandibular disorders) will receive either the study drug, celecoxib, a standard treatment drug, naproxen, or a placebo. Patients with later stage TMD will receive either the study drug etanercept or a placebo. Call 1-800-411-1222.

Attention Female Computer Users

Do you experience work-related pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers, hands or wrists? Have you been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome? Are you a female between the ages of 21 and 50 who is currently working full time? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study of job stress and carpal tunnel syndrome that can help you learn more about your problem. This study includes a $100 payment and receipt of ergonomic and job stress self-help workbooks. For more information call (301) 295-9660.

Male Volunteers 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 type of protocol. Contact Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.


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