Moody Teenagers Sought
You and your 14-16-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,
Women Needed for NICHD Study
NICHD's Developmental Endocrinology Branch is seeking healthy
female volunteers for endometrial biopsy. Women must be under
age 35 and have had at least one child. Compensation provided. If
interested, call Dr. Rhonda Hearns, 402-0851.
Heart Disease Study Needs African Americans
The Heart Disease Risk Factors in African Americans study is
investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors
in healthy, nondiabetic African-American men and women who are
normal weight, overweight and obese between the ages of 18-55.
The study currently is recruiting new participants. Specifically, the
study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride concentration and the
triglyceride-related risk factors of unhealthy cholesterol (low-density
lipoprotein), good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) and body fat
distribution. There will be a series of four outpatient visits to the
Clinical Center, in which participants will have body fat analyses, an
electrocardiogram, blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral
glucose tolerance test and an intravenous glucose tolerance test.
Participants will be paid. Call 402-7119 for more information.
Otitis Vaccine Seeks Volunteers
NIDCD is recruiting 40 volunteers between the ages of 18-35 for a
phase 1 trial of a vaccine to prevent middle ear infections commonly
seen in childhood. Volunteers need to have a healthy immune
system without chronic disease or respiratory problems. Participants
will be paid. Call Suzanne at 496-7491 for details.
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 measures of cerebral activity
and blood flow. 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 studies of cerebral blood flow with positron emission
tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. 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.
Healthy Adults 60 and Older Sought
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases seeks
healthy adults age 60 and older who have never had shingles for a
study to determine whether an enhanced version of the chickenpox
vaccine (varicella vaccine) can prevent shingles (zoster) or lessen its
complications. The time commitment is one initial visit to the
Clinical Center and monthly phone calls via a toll-free number for
up to 5 years. There is no charge for participation. For more
information, call 1-800-411-1222.
In addition, a presentation describing the study will be held on
Thursday, July 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sheldon M. Wolff
Conf. Rm. (Rm. 11S235), Bldg. 10 for people who may be at risk
of developing shingles.
Sleep Study Recruits
NIH is looking for male and female volunteers ages 20 to 35 who
routinely sleep 9 or more hours nightly or 6 or fewer hours nightly.
Volunteers must have no sleep disturbances or insomnia, no history
of mental illness, be in good general health and not taking any
medications or birth control pills. The study requires a stay on the
research unit for 4 consecutive days. Compensation is available. For
more information, call 496-6981.
Blood Study Seeks Women
The Clinical Center clinical pathology department is seeking healthy
postmenopausal women to take part in a study of normal blood. To
be eligible, you must have had no abnormal bleeding or clotting in
the past. Study participants must be willing to not take any hormone
treatment for 9 months. Participants will be required to give a small
sample of blood in an initial screening. Based on the results, some
women will be asked to give additional small blood samples once a
month for 3 months. The study involves no hormones or
medications. Participants will be paid $50 for each blood draw. For
more information, call Donna Jo Mayo, 496-5150.
Women on HRT Sought
The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is looking for
women who have experienced depressed mood, anxiety or irritability
during hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Free hormonal
evaluation and payment are offered for those who complete the
study. To be eligible you should be a medically healthy woman
between ages 45-65, be medication-free (except HRT), and have
experienced mood symptoms during the progestin part of your
HRT. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.
Obsessive, Compulsive Adults Sought
The adult obsessive compulsive disorder research unit at NIMH is
looking for adults ages 18-65 who are currently experiencing
obsessions (distressing/intrusive thoughts) or compulsions
(repetitive/ritualistic acts) for a medication augmentation study. Call
John Gause at 496-3421.
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