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Study Subjects Sought

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

The Clinical Psychobiology Branch, NIMH, needs subjects who habitually sleep 9 hours or more, or 6 hours or less, age 21-30, for a five-consecutive-night sleep study. The volunteer should be very healthy, have no history of mental illness, no sleep disorders, and should not be on any medications, including over-the-counter medications and birth control. Study subjects will be paid. Contact Holly Giesen or Michael Jackson, 6-6981.

Normal Children Sought

NIMH is recruiting healthy, normal behavior girls and boys ages 5-18 for a safe, noninvasive brain imaging study; Asian and Hispanic Americans are especially needed. They should not wear braces or have learning disabilities, and will be paid. Leave a message with day/evening phone numbers at 6-3175, ext. 2.

Injured on the Job?

Do you have a work-related upper extremity problem or injury, i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or repetitive strain injury of the fingers, wrist, elbow or shoulder? USUHS is conducting a study that includes a $40 payment and opportunity to win $500 in a study lottery. Volunteers must be ages 20-60, seen by a physician within the past month and currently working. Call (301) 295-9659.

Overweight Kids, Parents Needed

Healthy overweight children and normal weight children with two overweight parents are needed for an NICHD study investigating body composition and the causes of overweight: African American and Caucasian boys and girls, ages 6-10. There will be two visits, one during the day and one overnight. Participants receive a thorough evaluation for medical causes of overweight including a physical exam, blood tests, metabolism tests, and x-rays. This is not a treatment study. Participants will be paid. Call 6-4168 for more information.

Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-45 to participate in a 5-month study of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. 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. 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, 6-9576.

Alzheimer Disease Family Study

If you are over 55 and have a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with confirmed Alzheimer's disease (AD), you may wonder if your risk of the disease is increased. NIMH's Geriatric Psychiatry Branch is doing a long-term study of potential risk factors in first-degree relatives of AD patients. Evaluation includes memory testing and medical screening, to be repeated biannually. Normal controls, especially women 50-60, are also needed. If interested, come to a meeting Tuesday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 10's 4th floor clinic. Call Judy Friz for more information, 6-0948.

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