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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.

Healthy Volunteers Needed

If depression has never been a problem for you and the fall and winter seasons do not much affect how you feel, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. We are looking for volunteers with good mental health, 18 years or older. Participation involves a 2-3-hour visit including questionnaires. Participants will be paid. For more information, call the Uniformed Services University, (301) 295-3241.

Ever Have Postpartum Depression?

If you have a history of postpartum depression (PPD) following the birth of any of your children, consider participating in a PPD study with NIMH. The study seeks to examine if your PPD was caused by hormonal changes during or after pregnancy. The study is recruiting female participants between the ages of 20-45 years old. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Volunteers Sought for Study

Sought by NIH are HIV+ volunteers with a viral load less than 500 copies/ml for greater than 1 year and less than 50 copies/ml and a CD4 count of less than 300 cells/mm3, or for comparison, a CD4 count of greater than 350 cells/mm3, with a pre-HAART CD4 count less than 300 cells/mm3. This is to measure the rate of lymphocyte replication and destruction in persons who have a virologic but not immunologic response to HAART. Call William Sachau (301) 435-7940.

Weight and Insulin Study

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a study examining weight and stress responses to exercise in African American and Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 45. Volunteers will be compensated for their participation. Call (301) 295-1371 or email humanperformancelab@usuhs.mil.

HIV+ Volunteers Needed

HIV+ volunteers with CD4 T cells greater than 500 cells/mm3 and viral loads less than 50 copies/mL are needed for a treatment-interruption study. Participants may be eligible for this study if they have never received IL-2, have never had a CD4+ count under 200 cells/mm3, do not have any significant medical problems, and are willing to stop their antiretroviral medications with close supervision. Travel assistance may be provided. Call Rosanne Burke, (301) 435-7937.

Healthy Volunteers Sought

The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, is looking for healthy volunteers, not on medication, with no current or history of psychiatric illness, between the ages of 18 and 65, for a multitude of studies. These may include PET scans, MRI, psychological interview, neuropsychological testing, and other procedures depending on the project in which you choose to participate. A stipend is available. Call 1-866-627-6464 for more information.


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