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Vol. LIX, No. 11
June 1, 2007

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Volunteers Needed for USUHS Study at Navy

Are you between 18 and 25 years of age? In good health? You may be eligible to participate in a study of attention. It requires one 3-hour visit and you will be paid for your time. Visit takes place on the campus of the Naval Medical Center. Parking is available. Call (301) 295-4009 or (301) 319-8204.

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).

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Healthy volunteers of all ages are needed for an NIEHS research study to investigate genetic and environmental causes of rheumatic disease (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myositis, scleroderma). This study involves a medical evaluation, blood sampling, urine collection and completion of questionnaires relating to environmental exposures. Volunteers may be enrolled into the study through their local health care provider or at NIH in Bethesda. Compensation is provided. Interested individuals should visit or call Drs. Frederick Miller, Lisa Rider or Mark Gourley at (301) 451-6820 or toll-free at 1-888-271-3207.

Volunteer Drivers Wanted

The Childrenís Inn at NIH is seeking drivers to provide transportation for its residents. The inn is a private, nonprofit family-centered residence for pediatric outpatients at NIH and their families; the innís volunteers drive these families to a local grocery store on weekday evenings. The driver and families depart from the inn at 6:30 each evening, with the grocery run lasting approximately 1-1.5 hours. Drivers are required to be at least 21 and may not have any points on their license. Each volunteer must take a 2-hour training session prior to driving for the inn. If you are interested, email Steve Marston at

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