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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

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, 496-1301.

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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