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Vol. LVIII, No. 3
February 10, 2006

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease?
Do you have diabetes type 1 or type 2 and kidney disease? If so, take part in an NIH study. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 05-DK-0113.

Metabolic Study for African Americans
Healthy volunteers are needed for a study that is investigating the relationship of obesity to resting energy expenditure (REE) and fatty acid flux in healthy African Americans, ages 18 to 49 years. The study involves a 2-week period (excluding weekends) of outpatient visits to the Clinical Center for breakfast, weight measurement and to pick up meals. All meals will be provided during the study. Participation involves blood draws and metabolic testing. The last 2 days will require a 2-night inpatient stay. Compensation provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information. Refer to protocol 04-DK-0061.

Study Needs Volunteers
NIH is currently enrolling families in which an adult or child has one of the following: rheumatoid arthritis/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus or systemic sclerosis or myositis within 4 years of diagnosis. The study consists of a blood draw, urine collection and survey completion. Participants must have a sibling of the same gender within 4 years of age and be from the same parents. Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214, (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 03-E-0099.

Healthy Women Needed
The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of menstrual cycle hormones on brain and behavior. 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. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Study of Uterine Fibroids
Call NIH at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for information on a treatment study of uterine fibroids.

Child Development Study
Korean-American families with a healthy first-born baby less than 6 months old are needed for an NICHD study. This is not a medical study, but a study of how babies grow and learn. Participation involves 3 brief visits with mother and baby at home. All information collected for this study is strictly confidential. You do not have to be 100 percent Korean nor be a U.S. citizen to participate. You will receive a Toys R Us gift certificate for participating, and a summary of the results of the study. Call Jennie Kim at (301) 496-7306.

Panic Disorder Treatment Study
The anxiety disorders research lab at American University seeks individuals who experience panic attacks to participate in a 7-week psychotherapy treatment study. Participants must be 18 or older and have experienced panic symptoms for more than 1 month. The initial assessment to determine qualification may take 1-3 hours. Qualified volunteers may be eligible for compensation. For more information call (202) 885-1729.

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