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Vol. LXII, No. 22
October 29, 2010

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Pioglitazone Severe Asthma Clinical Trial

Patients with severe asthma may be eligible to participate in a study at the Clinical Research Center. The purpose of this study is to determine if a widely used agent for diabetes can improve asthma. Eligible patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation. There is no cost for participating in the study. For more information, contact our research coordinator, toll free, at 1-877-NIH-LUNG (1-877-644-5864), ext. 2 or via email at You may also contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office via TTY, 1-866-411-1010.

Healthy Volunteer Smokers Needed

The Molecular Imaging Branch, NIMH, is looking for healthy male and female volunteers who smoke occasionally, or regularly, with no current or history of psychiatric illness, between the ages of 35 to 65, for a multitude of studies. Studies may include PET scans, MRI, psychological interview, neuropsychological testing and other procedures depending on which project you choose to participate in. Call (301) 435-8982 for additional information.

Weight Management Program

African-American women between the ages of 18 and 60 and free from any major medical conditions/diseases are needed for a study addressing approaches to weight loss and maintenance. Eligible volunteers will receive group counseling for weight management at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda. Additional compensation may be provided. To see if you qualify or to get more information, call (301) 295-9718.

Parents of Teen Daughters

Are you concerned about your daughter’s eating? Is she above average weight but not yet obese? Consider participating in a research study. The study tests how effective group programs are in the prevention of excess weight gain. Sought are girls ages 12-17 years who are above average weight and report loss of control eating. The study is conducted at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Clinical Center. Eligible participants will be compensated. For more information call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Se habla español. Refer to study 08-CH-0139.

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