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Vol. LVII, No. 13
July 1, 2005

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Bluebird Nest Monitors Needed
Listen up, bird lovers. NIH is having great success this year with its project to attract mosquito-eating bluebirds to campus. "To date we have had five successful nests fledge a total of 25 new bluebirds," reported Lynn Mueller, NIH landscape architect. "The second nesting is soon approaching. However, my volunteer monitors are thinning out and I sure would like to have more bird lovers to help check some of the campus boxes on a weekly basis or as time allows." There are 50 boxes around the perimeter and anyone interested could monitor a dozen or so near their office or parking area, then report what they find to Mueller. For details, call Mueller, (301) 496-4817.

Healthy Volunteers Needed
Doctors at NIH are conducting a study that examines the tongue. Call 1-800-411-1222, TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 01-CC-0044. Compensation is provided.

Want To Quit Smoking?
As part of a smoking cessation research study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the department of psychology at American University is offering free group counseling for smokers who want to quit. The treatment entails meeting once a week for 90 minutes over 2 months. Participants must be regular smokers over the age of 18 who are interested in quitting. For more information or to sign up for a group, call (202) 885-1784.

Female Volunteers Needed
The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy female volunteers ages 40-50 to participate in longitudinal studies of the perimenopause. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles and be medication-free. Periodic hormonal evaluations, symptom ratings and occasional interviews will be performed. Subjects will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Are You a Woman Who Has Been Depressed?
NIMH is looking for female volunteers to participate in a study that examines the role of hormones in depression. Participants should have experienced depression in the past but not be currently depressed, be between ages 18-45, be medically healthy and not be taking any medications, including birth control pills. Study includes thorough evaluations and compensation. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Study of Ovarian Function
Do you think you have Lyme disease? People with active Lyme disease are invited to participate in a study at NIH. Evaluation and treatment provided. For information call (301) 496-8412.

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