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Healthy Research Volunteers Needed
Study on Pain
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. If you are over 18 years old, do NOT have current pain, and are willing to attend 8 total visits, you may be eligible to participate! You can earn up to $1230 for your time. All participation is completely confidential. To learn more and to see if you may be eligible, please call 410- 550-9799. See if you qualify here. Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: IRB00097937)
Research study that includes a NAP!
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are studying the impacts of a computerized learning task on weight loss. You may be eligible if you are between 20-55 years old, are generally healthy, are a healthy sleeper, and are overweight and wanting to lose weight. The study includes 3 inperson visits and 1 remote visit, the first lasting between 3-4 hours, the second between 4-5 hours, the third for 30 minutes, and the fourth between 2-3 hours. The visits include 1 screening session, 1 session including a 90 minute nap and a food taste test, one remote follow up session, and 1 in-person follow up session. The study provides compensation (up to $180). There is no cost to you for any of the procedures.For more information, please call 410-550-6165 or email NAP@jhu.edu. PI: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D., Protocol: IRB00101818. Download flyer
Sensory Testing Research Study
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are testing how the brain processes sensations.You may be eligible if you are between 18-60 years old, are healthy, do not have chronic pain, and are not taking medications. The study includes 4 visits, each lasting between 2-4 hours. The visits include 1 screening session, 1 MRI scan of the brain, and 2 PET imaging scans of the brain. The study provides compensation (up to $300). There is no cost to you for any of the procedures. For more information, please call 410-550-6165 or email POPPI@jhu.edu . PI: Claudia M. Campbell, Ph.D., Protocol: NA_00017018. Download flyer
Molecular Brain Imaging of Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors in Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease
Our study uses a new molecular imaging method designed to visualize distribution of certain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain. Past research suggests that these nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are reduced in number in the human brain over normal aging and in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease. We aim to visualize the distribution of these receptors in the brain by using a novel radiotracer that targets the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor by using positron emission tomography (PET). Use of this new, sensitive medical imaging technology may help us to better understand how deficits in cognition may be linked to loss of these receptors over aging and in disease--and inform development of new therapies to target these receptors to possibly improve symptoms. We are recruiting patients with MCI and Alzheimer's Disease as well as healthy controls between the ages 35-90 years. This brain imaging study consists of a 90 minute PET scan, a MRI scan, and blood work across 2 to 3 study visits. Volunteers are compensated for their time. For more information and to undergo a phone screening to determine eligibility please contact: Dr. Jennifer Coughlin, Co-Investigator: firstname.lastname@example.org; 443-287-4701. PI: Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D. IRB # NA_00076249
Research on Brain Imaging of Cognition
We are looking for people to participate in a research study that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain function during cognition. Studies require three visits, with 3-5 hours time required per visit. You will be compensated up to $225 for your time. To be eligible to participate, you must: * Be 30-60 years old * Be a native speaker of English (i.e., have learned English before the age of 5) * Be right handed * Complete a screening interview to ensure eligibility. For more information on fMRI see our Web page: http://www.jhu.edu/nimlab. For more information on participating and to sign up, click on the “Participate” link, or call 410-502-2184. You can also email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Johns Hopkins Protocol Number: NA_00039502. Principal Investigator: John E. Desmond, Ph.D., (410) 502-2184.
Functional Neuroimaging of Nimodipine in Healthy Men
The Lieber Institute for Brain Development is recruiting healthy men between ages of 18-35 for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The study involves a screening visit (about 2 hours) followed by 2 all-day (8am-4pm) study visit days at the participant's choosing. The study investigates the neural effects of Nimodipine, a safe FDA-approved calcium channel blocker, on brain function. During the screening visit, participants will have blood drawn to determine their genotype corresponding to a specific calcium channel gene, and participants will be grouped by genetic variants for comparison of fMRI activity. Study visit days include IV placement, fMRI scans, cognitive and emotional tasks and blood draws. Candidates must be Caucasian, right-handed, non-smoking and generally healthy. Candidates must not have past or present psychiatric disorders, any metal in the body, history of low blood pressure or loss of consciousness. Compensation is $500 for completion of both study visits with lunch provided during both study days. Call 443-287-5675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. PI: Kristin Bigos, Ph.D. (IRB #: NA_00070426) DOWNLOAD FLYER
Does Your Sense of Taste Affect Your Appetite?
Healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 65 are needed to take part in a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study will examine participants' appetite and ability to taste before and after taking a drug. Participation involves one screening visit and three study days that may last up to five hours each. Participants will earn up to $180. For more information or to enroll, please call 410-550 -1102. Refer to the "Taste" study. Principal Investigator: Denis Antoine, M.D.( Application #: NA_00046407)
Healthy Volunteers/Adult ADD/ADHD
Healthy men and women are needed to take part in a 2-day outpatient study at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Volunteers should be between the ages of 18 and 40 and in good general health. The study involves neuropsychological questionnaires and brain imaging scans. Testing will take place at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center. Volunteers will be paid for completion of all study procedures. Earn up to $300 plus travel expenses. For more information please call 410-550-6266 or 410-550-2588 or email email@example.com. Principal Investigator: Una D. McCann, M.D. (IRB Number: NA_00073552) Download flyer
Healthy Volunteers/Methamphetamine Users
Healthy men and women are needed for a 4-day inpatient study. Volunteers should be between the ages of 18-45 and in good general health. The study involves neuropsychological questionnaires and brain imaging scans. Testing will take place at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Volunteers will be paid for completion of all study procedures. Earn up to $450 plus travel expenses. For more information please call 410-550-6266 or 410-550-2588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Principal Investigator: Una D. McCann, M.D. (IRB Number: NA_00031313) Download flyer
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Development
The purpose of this research is to find if there is a relationship between a chemical in the blood, which may be related to memory problems, and the body’s hormonal response from the pancreas, gut, and fat tissue after an oral glucose tolerance test. People with and without memory problems may join this study. The study involves a memory screening test and an oral glucose tolerance test. The results of these tests will help us with our research study related to memory, aging, and hormones. If you are interested in learning more about this study please call Jane Pollutra 410-550-4258. Esther Oh, M.D., Principal Investigator (JHU IRB Application No.: NA_00014837)
PET Scans of Healthy Volunteers Over 60 Years of Age
We are conducting brain imaging research using a technique called Positron Emission Tomography, or PET for short, to take pictures of the brain. If you are in good health and aren’t taking medications that affect the brain, you may qualify for participation. Qualified people will participate at no cost to them. Compensation for time and transportation will be provided. For more information, please call: (410) 550-9052. Principal Investigator: Gwenn Smith, PhD (IRB Protocol No: NA_00021615). Click here for a copy of our flyer.
Assessment of Disorders of Consciousness in Children: Development of the Pediatric Coma Recovery Scale - Ages 6 months –5 years
Dr. Beth Slomine and colleagues at the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years to participate in a research study to help better understand the responses of young children with severe brain injuries. If enrolled in this research study, the child will be asked to look at, listen to, and touch toys. This one time visit will take about 60 minutes and will take place at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the 707 N. Broadway building. There are no significant risks or direct medical benefits for participating in this study. Each family will receive a $25.00 gift card for completing testing. If interested please contact Rachel Nicholson at 443-923-7987 or Nicholsonr@kennedykrieger.org. (IRB #: IRB00064686) Principal investigator: Dr. Beth Slomine DOWNLOAD FLYER
Neural Markers of Concussion and Recovery - Ages 13–17
Dr. Stacy Suskauer and colleagues at the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 years to participate in a research study examining differences in brain and behavior between participants with acute concussion and normal controls. We are looking for teenagers without any history of traumatic brain injury, including concussion, as “comparison subjects.” Participants must speak English fluently and not have any learning or mental health diagnoses. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, sensory motor tasks, computer activities and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. None of these tests are harmful or painful. There are no direct medical benefits from taking part in the study. The study involves two days of testing; the MRI will take place during the first visit. Participants will receive $50.00 for each study visit and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report of the tests administered to their child as well as the MRI results. All testing is done free of charge. For more information about this study, please contact Rachel Nicholson at 443-923-7987 or by email NicholsonR@kennedykrieger.org. (IRB protocol #NA_00077748) Principal Investigator: Stacy Suskauer, M.D. DOWNLOAD FLYER
Iron Status and ADHD - Children ages 6–10
Dr. Rhoda Gottfried and colleagues at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children between the ages of 6 and 10, with and without ADHD, to participate in a research study investigating Iron Status, Limb Movements, and ADHD. What to expect from participating: 1) One diagnostic interview, 2) One blood draw, 3) Brief Neurocognitive testing, 4) Three nights of wearing a device that measures leg movement. What are the benefits to participants? Participants receive a summary of the neurocognitive evaluation including an IQ score and laboratory results.Reimbursement for time and inconvenience is $100. Those interested in participation should contact research assistant Kyla Machell at 410-614-3317 or PI Rhoda Gottfried at 410-614-3469. (IRB Protocol #NA_00030898). DOWNLOAD FLYER.
Emotional Attention and Memory in Healthy Children
We are searching for healthy, typically developing children ages 7 to 17 and their parents to take part in a research study at the Kennedy Kreiger Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital. Participation involves a psychological evaluation with the parent and child, a brief measurement of the child's IQ, and a computer test to see how children react to different faces and words. The study requires one two and half hour visit. There are no direct benefits to the child for participating in this study. There are no significant medical risks associated with the study. Roma Vasa, M.D. is the principal investigator. Call 443-923-2643. (IRB Protocol # NA_00004616) DOWNLOAD FLYER
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