The phone numbers for more information about the studies below are 1-866-
444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) unless otherwise noted.
Dietary Carbs vs. Fat – Overweight
NIH is looking for overweight, healthy adults, 18 to 45 years old, to volunteer
in a clinical research study. If you are interested in learning about how dietary
carbohydrates versus fat affect metabolism and how the brain perceives food,
call us. The study includes two inpatient visits of up to 13 days followed by
a 12-week lifestyle modification program including weight loss counseling,
prescribed diet and exercise program. Refer to study 09-DK-0081. Compensation
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 years 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.
Dry Eyes Study
Do you have dry eyes? If your eye doctor has diagnosed you with ocular
surface disease, commonly known as dry eye, and you are 18 years or older,
you may be eligible to participate in a study with the National Eye Institute.
This study will compare visual function when reading computerized versions
of eye questionnaires on the web and when completing paper versions of eye
questionnaires. Participants will be required to travel to NIH for an outpatient
visit lasting approximately 2 hours and will receive an eye examination. Refer
to study 08-EI-0135.
Macular Degeneration Study
We are seeking patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. The Food
and Drug Administration has approved the use of Lucentis for treatment of
this ailment. The National Eye Institute is looking for volunteers 50 and older
with the ailment to participate in a study exploring the different responses to
Lucentis. Participants will be required to travel to NIH on an outpatient basis
for the initial evaluation and subsequent monthly examinations. Refer to study
Diet Induced Obesity
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 between 18.5-23.0, and have
a stable weight (less than 2 percent change in the last 6 months). All studyrelated
tests and meals are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided.
Refer to study 09-DK-0238.
Study of Neck Pain
Are you a healthy individual with neck pain for 3 months or less? If you are
between the ages of 18 and 65, you may be able to participate in a neck pain
study and receive a comprehensive cervical musculoskeletal examination.
Healthy volunteers are also needed. Email NeckPainStudy@gmail.com or call
(301) 451-7514. Refer to study 02-CC-0245.