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Vol. LXII, No. 5
March 5, 2010

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The phone numbers for more information about the studies below are 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) unless otherwise noted.

Weight Study Needs Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the reasons why some individuals maintain their weight. The study looks at the response to different diets in relation to metabolism. Consider participating in this study if you are 30-50 years of age, have a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-23.0, and have a stable weight (less than 2 percent change in the last 6 months). All study-related tests and meals are offered at no cost. Compensation is prhaovided. Refer to study 09-DK-0238.

Individuals with Kidney Disease Needed

Individuals with the kidney disease idiopathic membranous nephropathy are needed. NIDDK is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a combination of rituximab plus cyclosporine in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Studies are conducted at the Clinical Center. There is no cost for study-related medications or tests. Must be 18 or older. Transportation assistance may be provided. Refer to study 09-DK-0223.

Women’s Health Studies Seek Healthy Volunteers

Healthy women ages 18-65 are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576 and refer to protocols 81-M-0126 and 88-M-0131 and 03-M-0138.

Neck Pain Study

NIH’s rehabilitation medicine department is seeking individuals, with or without neck pain, who are between the ages of 18-65 to participate in a 3-month natural history study of neck pain. Participation includes a comprehensive cervical musculoskeletal examination without compensation and 1-hour monthly visits. Send email to or call (301) 451-7514. Refer to study 02-CC-0245.

Healthy Smokers Needed

The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, is looking for healthy volunteers with no current or history of psychiatric illness, between the ages of 18 and 65, to participate in a multitude of studies. Studies 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 if you would like more information.

Postpartum Depression Research Studies

Women ages 18-45 who struggle with postpartum depression or who had PPD in the past are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation may be provided. Call (301) 496-9576 and refer to study 03-M-0138.

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