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Healthy Volunteers

1. Healthy Individuals Needed

The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of schizophrenia. We are seeking to compare individuals without schizophrenia to individuals who do have schizophrenia.

To be considered for the study, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-60 years old;
  • Be willing to have a blood sample drawn;
  • Be willing to provide a urine sample to test for drugs of abuse;
  • Have no history of stroke, brain tumor or serious brain injury;
  • Not consume alcohol or street drugs daily; and
  • Speak English.

Participation in the study involves:

  • Release of medical records;
  • Blood and urine sample; and
  • Clinical interview.

Participants will be paid $50 for their time. If you or someone you know might be interested in the study or have questions about the study, please call Nadine Yoritomo, RN, at (410) 502-5887.

PI: Russell Margolis, M.D.
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2. Research Study for Healthy Adults

Adults between the ages of 18 and 45 years are needed for a research study at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to look at an investigational inhaled drug for the treatment of flu. Participants will be admitted once or twice for three days and will return for additional visits in the outpatient clinic.

Basic study requirements include:

  • 18-45 years of age
  • Non-smoker
  • Not pregnant or planning pregnancy

The study pays $1,500 to $2,000 at completion.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please call 410-955-1201.

PI: Jonathan Zenilman, M.D.
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3. Wanted: Healthy Adults

You may qualify for a research study to evaluate an investigational drug to treat C difficile diarrhea. Participants must:

  • be between 18 and 45 years old and be in good health
  • not be pregnant or planning a pregnancy

The study requires an inpatient stay of three days and taking an oral medication. Participants will be paid for their participation.

For more information or to find out if you qualify to enroll, call 443-691-7841 or 443-691-8618.

PI: Jonathan Zenilman, M.D.
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4. Wanted: Healthy Adults

If you are a healthy non-smoker between 18 and 45 years old, you may qualify for a research study to evaluate an investigational drug for treatment of the flu.

The study requires an inpatient stay of three days, eight outpatient visits and taking an inhaled medication. Participants will be paid $2,000 for completion.

For more information, please call 443-691-7841.

PI: Jonathan Zenilman, M.D.
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5. Are You A Healthy Pre-Menopausal Woman Without Pain?

A research study is being conducted on pre-menopausal women, ages 18-55, with episodic migraine, chronic migraine and healthy controls who do not suffer from migraines.

Participation includes:

  • Two study visits
  • Completion of questionnaires
  • Neurological exam
  • Obtaining fasting blood samples
  • DXA scan and abdominal MRI

If you're interested in participating, please contact Linda White, CRNP, study coordinator, at 410-550-4418.

PI: B. Lee Peterlin, D.O.
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6. Research opportunities available for volunteers who DO NOT smoke cigarettes or use drugs of any kind.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducts research studies to find out how various drugs (such as nicotine) affect the body, brain and behavior. Your part in a NIDA research study could help us better understand how the healthy brain works, and how to prevent and treat drug abuse and addiction.

Studies take place in east Baltimore area. All study volunteers will receive money for their participation.

If you are interested in being a healthy control in a NIDA research study, please call 1-800-535-8254 or visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov.

PI: Elliot Stein, Ph.D.
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7. Be A Part of Brain Research

Stewart H. Mostofsky, Ph.D., of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is recruiting healthy adults between 18 and 40 years of age to participate in a research study. The study involves computer activities and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a painless, non-invasive brain stimulation technique). None of the tests are harmful or painful and are done free of charge. There are no direct medical benefits for participating in the study. The duration of the study is 1.5 hours. Participants will receive a $25 visa gift card for study participation.

For more information about this study, please contact Kristie Sweeney at 443-923-9254.

PI: Stewart H. Mostofsky, Ph.D.
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8. Children, Ages 8-12, Needed for Brain Research Study

Stewart H. Mostofsky, Ph.D., of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is recruiting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) between 8 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of behavior and brain function before and after movement-based Tai Chi training. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a painless, non-invasive brain stimulation technique), an EEG and Tai Chi sessions. None of the tests are harmful or painful and are done free of charge. There are no direct medical benefits for participating in the study.

The duration of the study is two days, with eight weeks of Tai Chi classes in between. Participants will receive a $100 check and free Tai Chi classes. Parents will receive a report summarizing the IQ testing administered to their child.

For more information about this study, please contact Kristie Sweeney at 443-923-9254.

PI: Stewart H. Mostofsky, Ph.D.
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9. Healthy Volunteers Wanted for MARK-PD Study

Healthy volunteers are needed for a research study on Parkinson's disease. As a study participant you'll help improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of people with cognitive changes due to Parkinson’s disease.

Study volunteers should be healthy adults over age 30 without Parkinson's disease. Participation requires two visits per year for up to five years. Study visits are free and participants will receive modest compensation for time and travel, including parking and meals.

If you're interested in participating, please contact Nadine Yoritomo, RN, at 410-616-2822.

PI: Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., and Liana Rosenthal, M.D.
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10. Seeking Persons with a Regular Meditation Practice to Participate in a Research Study

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University are seeking individuals with regular, long-term meditation practice to participate in a research study looking at the combined effects of meditation and psilocybin, a psychoactive substance found in sacramental mushrooms of some cultures. The study will investigate psychological and brain processes underlying such effects.

Volunteers must be between the ages of 25 and 80, have no personal or familial history of physicatric illness, or recent history of alcholism or drug abuse.

To learn more or discuss the possibility of volunteering, call 410-550-2253.

PI: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
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11. Help Us Learn Why Drugs Affect People Differently

Are you over 21 years old, healthy and willing to live at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for five days?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are conducting a research study to learn more about how drugs affect people differently. If you qualify, you will be compensated for your time (up to $750).

Find out if you're eligible online or call 410-550-9799.

PI: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
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12. Healthy Volunteers Needed

If you’ve ever experienced pain, you know it can really interfere with your life. Help us to help others who are in pain.

This research study will evaluate whether different combinations of FDA-approved medications will reduce pain. You may be able to participate if you are:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Do NOT have current pain
  • Willing to attend eight total visits

You could earn up to $1,230 for your time. Participation is completely confidential.

To learn more or find out if you're eligible to participate, please call 410-550-9799 or take an online eligibility survey.

PI: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
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