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Vol. LXIV, No. 14
July 6, 2012
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Volunteers

Research Study Volunteers Needed

Do you drink alcohol? Drink daily or almost daily? Are you between the ages of 21 and 60? NIAAA is seeking men and women to study whether a medication for smoking cessation (Chantix) may affect drinking. Volunteers should be healthy and drug-free. Qualified subjects will be reimbursed for their participation. The study lasts 9 weeks and requires 5 outpatient visits and one overnight visit at the Clinical Center. For more details, call (301) 496-7500. Refer to study 08-AA-0137.

Premenstrual Syndrome Research Studies

Women ages 18-50 who struggle with irritability, anxiety or sadness prior to menstruation are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation may be provided. Phone (301) 496-9576 and refer to study 81-M-0126.

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 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 03-M-0138.

Overweight Volunteers Needed

NICHD is looking for men and women ages 35-70 who are overweight and have abnormal glucose levels. After an initial screening visit for general health assessment, participants will undergo treatment with a cortisol-blocking medication (mifepristone) or a non-active pill (placebo) for 7 days. Each participant will take both study agents with a gap of 6 to 8 weeks between the two. Testing before and after treatment with the study medications will include blood drawing over 24 hours, urine collection, an oral and an intravenous glucose tolerance test and 1- to 2-day overnight inpatient stay. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 11-CH-0208.


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