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Vol. LXI, No. 14
July 10, 2009
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Volunteers

The phone numbers for more information about the studies below are 1-866-444-222214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) unless otherwise noted.

Januvia Study

Volunteers are needed for a study examining the immune function in healthy volunteers given short-term treatment of sitagliptin. Investigators wish to determine if and how sitagliptin alters immune function. If you are 18 or older and healthy, consider participating in this study. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 09-DK-0055.

Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

A sleep and weight study for obese adults ages 18 to 50 who sleep less than 6 hours at night is recruiting volunteers. This study will examine the relation of sleep to body weight, the amount of body fat and the level of hormones that control appetite. Medical history and physical examination are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 06-DK-0036.

Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Study

Individuals ages 16-30 who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the last 4 months are needed for a clinical research study. The goal is to look at restoring beta cell function in individuals recently diagnosed with T1DM. No cost for study-related tests, medications or treatments. Compensation is provided. Travel assistance may be available. Refer to study 09-DK-0056.

Healthy Volunteer Smokers Needed

The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, is looking for healthy volunteers with no current or history of mental illness, between the ages of 18 and 65, to participate in a variety of research studies. Study procedures may include: PET and/or MRI scans, psychological interview and neuropsychological testing, depending on the study you choose to participate in. Call (301) 435-8982 for more information.

Phone Survey on Genetic Counseling, Cancer

Volunteers are needed to participate in a brief telephone survey to gather opinions about genetic counseling and testing for breast and ovarian cancer. You may be eligible if you are an African-American (black) woman, are 21 years of age or older, are able to read and understand English, have at least one relative diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or have a personal history of breast cancer. Participants will receive a $25 American Express gift cheque after completing the survey. To find out if you are eligible, call Toni Harrison in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center department of cancer control, (202) 687-8915, or visit http://fishercenter.georgetown.edu/genetic/participate/counseling/ for more information.

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