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Cataract Study Needs Volunteers

NEI needs healthy volunteers and patients, 18-80 years of age. Subjects will undergo a complete eye exam, cataract photography and testing with a special cataract detector developed by NEI and NASA. For information, call Dr. Manuel Datiles or Rita Hiller at (301) 496-6581.

Volunteers Needed

Doctors at NIH are seeking individuals being treated with a widely used anti-depressant agent called welbutrin. Participants will be asked to donate 4 tablespoons of blood for routine screening and evaluation of platelet function. The visit will be no longer than an hour and compensation is provided. If interested or for more information call Donna Jo McCloskey, (301) 496-5150.

Attractiveness and Health Study

What is attractive and healthy to you? The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a study examining definitions of attractiveness and health among African American and Caucasian women between ages 18-60. Participation includes completing questionnaires and attending a one-time interview in Bethesda. Volunteers will be compensated for their participation. If interested, call Dawnavan Davis at (301) 295-3672.

One-Day Outpatient Study

Healthy volunteers, ages 19 to 55, are needed to participate in research studying genes and brain function. Testing procedures involve a blood draw, non-invasive neuroimaging, interviews and cognitive testing. No overnight stay. No medication trial. Compensation provided. Call the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch at (301) 435-8970 or email ThorpeK@intra.nimh.nih.gov. Refer to protocol # 95-M-0150.

Have Follicular Lymphoma?

Patients who have not had chemotherapy may call for combination chemotherapy and a vaccine: 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study # 00-C-0050.

Study of Genes, Aging and Cognition

Healthy volunteers, over age 55, are needed to study the genetics of aging and cognition. Participation requires a blood draw and non-invasive clinical, neurological and cognitive testing procedures. No overnight stays. No medication trials. Compensation provided. Call Bobby Das at (301) 435-4593 or email DasB@intra.nimh.nih.gov. Refer to protocol # 00-M-0085.

Healthy Volunteers Needed

NIAID is seeking healthy male and female volunteers ages 18-40 for a research study to determine whether lopinavir/ritonavir (antiviral medication) has direct effects on how the lining of the arteries function before and after receiving 4 weeks of therapy. In order to participate, you must be a nonsmoker in good health, not be HIV-infected and not be taking any chronic medications. Participants will be compensated for study participation. For more information, contact Jocelyn Voell, (301) 435-7913.

Psychology Study Recruits Volunteers

African American men ages 18-65 are needed to participate in a 45-minute psychology study on personality and dating preferences. $25 compensation. Call Rachel at (202) 885-1729.


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