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Vol. LVIII, No. 25
December 15, 2006

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Healthy Children Needed

Healthy child volunteers (ages 8-12) are needed for a brain-imaging study of attention. The study consists of two visits. All procedures are non-invasive; no blood draws will be performed. Compensation is provided for each visit. For more information call Meryl Wagman at (301) 402-3893.

Avian Influenza Study

Doctors at NIH are conducting a research study (06-I-0235) to test the avian influenza vaccine and to develop an antibody-based treatment for avian flu. To participate, volunteers must be healthy, 18 to 59 years old, must be HIV-negative and not have hepatitis B or C and must meet the criteria to donate blood. As part of the study, volunteers will receive up to four doses (one or two injections) of an investigational vaccine against avian influenza, into the muscle, one month apart. Volunteers must be willing to donate plasma by plasmapheresis (a standard type of blood donation performed in the blood bank). Volunteers will be compensated. Call today to learn more: 1-800-411-1222.

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease or Stroke?

Adults at risk of stroke or heart disease are needed for a study involving a cholesterol-lowering drug and measures of gene expression in the blood. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 402-1039. Healthy Volunteers Needed for Child, Adolescent Research We are seeking healthy child and adolescent volunteers to participate in mental health research. Participants may be eligible if they are between the ages of 10 and 17, are medically healthy and free of current or past psychiatric illness and not currently taking any medication. Participation may include a physical exam, lab work, brain imaging and/or psychological interviews. Call (301) 594-8705 for more information. Financial compensation and transportation assistance will be provided.

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).

Are You Nearing the Perimenopause?

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. Participants will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Thyroid Research Study

For volunteers 18 or older with thyroid gland removed or hypothyroidism. Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

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