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Predicting Post-Operative Pain and Analgesic Use: The Role of Endogenous Opioids

Dr. Claudia Campbell of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is recruiting people with and without arthritis of the knee. You may join the study if you are at least 45 years old, do not have a serious heart condition or certain other health conditions, and are not on certain types of medications. If you are eligible to participate and want to take part in the study, you will be scheduled for two sessions. Both sessions will involve injecting saline and naloxone through an IV.  Naloxone is FDA approved and frequently used in studies like this. While no adverse effects are associated with naloxone, it may reduce or intensify the other sensations or cause mild nausea or headache.  However, in people taking drugs, especially opioid drugs (like morphine or codeine) naloxone can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and can be very, very dangerous.  Therefore, we will be taking a urine sample at each study visit and drug testing it to make sure it is safe for you to participate. Both sessions will involve sensory testing procedures (heat, cold and pressure) and request blood samples. The study provides compensation (up to $225) and reimbursement for parking and lunch will be provided. Principal Investigator: Dr. Claudia Campbell, office: 410-550-7989, email: ccampb41@jhmi.edu  (IRB Protocol No.: NA_00041113)

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)

Alcohol Study
Healthy men and women aged 21 to 50 are needed for a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves testing the effects of alcohol and other legal drugs. Participation involves an initial screening session (about 2 hours) and 7 experimental sessions (about 6 hours each).

Healthy men and women aged 21 to 50 are needed for a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves testing the effects of alcohol and other legal drugs. Participation involves an initial screening session (about 2 hours) and 7 experimental sessions (about 6 hours each). You will be paid up to $800 for participation. For more information, please call 410-550-0009 or email HopkinsStudy@gmail.com Principal Investigator: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.  (Study Number NA_00036826)  Download Flyer

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 johnshopkins.lab@gmail.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 johnshopkins.lab@gmail.com. Principal Investigator: Una D. McCann, M.D. (IRB Number: NA_00031313) Download flyer

Healthy Adults Needed
Healthy men and women that are at least 18 years old are needed for a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves questionnaires and computer tasks assessing decision making. This research study requires a screening visit, and a same day experimental session. The total visit will last approximately 3-4 hours. Compensation is $30 for screening and $45 for the experimental session ($75 total). This is NOT a treatment study. For more information please call 410-550-1465. Principal Investigator: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D. (Application # NA_00074941NA_00074941)

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)

Structure and Function of the Hippocampus in First Episode Schizophrenia
Be part of an important longitudinal study of the brain! We aim to use high resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to detect subtle structural differences in brains of patients with Schizophrenia, as compared to healthy individuals. Our focus is to study differences that are present specifically during the first year of Schizophrenia. We are recruiting healthy volunteers that match the demographic of patients that are currently participating. To be eligible for the study, you must be between 18-30 years old, and have no history of psychiatric diseases. As a study participant, you will be asked to undergo memory and attention tests, a clinical interview, and brain scanning using MRI technology. The study requires only 3 imaging sessions total (1 hour duration each) spread out over the course of a year. You will receive compensation of up to $350, paid in segments after completion of each portion of the study. To learn more, please call 443-287-4985 or email alloyd8@jhu.edu (NA_00043902, Principal Investigator: Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D)

Using a Novel PET Ligand for Imaging Brains
Earn up to $350 in only three visits! The purpose of our study is to validate the use of a new technique to image inflammation in brains of patients with recent onset Schizophrenia. In particular, we aim to image inflammatory activation using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). We are recruiting healthy volunteers that match the demographic of patients already currently participating in our study. To be eligible for the study, you must be over 18 years old, and have no history of psychiatric diseases. As a study participant, you will be asked to undergo preliminary tests including: a blood draw, a urine sample, a pregnancy test (if applicable), an EKG test (painless measurement of your heart’s electrical activity), neuropsychological testing and a physical exam. In addition, we will schedule 2 imaging visits, 1 MRI and 1 PET scan visit. Participants will receive compensation of up to $350, paid in segments after completion of each portion of the study. To learn more, please call 443-287-7985 or email alloyd8@jhu.edu (NA_00023849, Principal Investigator: Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D)

Insomnia/Healthy Control
Healthy volunteers are needed for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins to study sleep and sensory testing. To participate, you must be 50 years or older and have no other major health conditions. Parking, and tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Call 410.550.7906. Principal Investigator: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D.. (IRB Protocol # NA_000118021) Click here for PDF flyer.

Knee Osteoarthritis/Healthy Control
Healthy Volunteers are needed for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins to study sleep and sensory testing. To participate, you must be 50 years or older, have osteoarthritis of the knee with knee pain and have no other major health conditions. Parking, and tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Call 410.550.7906. Principal Investigator: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D.. (IRB Protocol # NA_000118021) Click here for PDF flyer.

Good Sleeper/Healthy Control
Healthy Volunteers are needed for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins to study sleep and sensory testing. To participate you must be 50 years or older and have no other major medical conditions. Parking, and tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Call 410.550.7906. Principal Investigator: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D.. (IRB Protocol # NA_000118021) Click here for PDF flyer.

Healthy Adult Female Volunteers
We are seeking female subjects (18 yrs old and older) to participate in an outpatient research study. This study requires you to drink a chocolate shake, place your hand in an ice bath, and have your blood drawn. Participation involves an initial 30 min screening and two (approx. 3.5 hours each) morning sessions. You will be paid up to $120 for your participation. For more information call Dr. Margaret Seide or email at mseide2@@jhmi.edu  Principal Investigator: Angela S. Guarda, M.D. (NA_00032632)

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.

Database for Future Research Studies
Investigators seek volunteers with Parkinson's disease and volunteers without neurological disease over age 21 who agree to be contacted for future research studies. This does not obligate you to participate in any study you many be contacted about. Please call Melissa Gerstenhaber, R.N. at (410) 614-1242. Laura Marsh, M.D. is the principal investigator. (IRB Protocol # 98-05-08-06). Click here for a PDF flyer.

Sleep and Pain of Healthy Adults - Ages 50-100
Volunteers are needed for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins to study sleep and sensory testing. To participate, you must be 50 years or older and have no other major medical conditions. Parking and tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Call 410.550.7906 and/or visit the website. Principal Investigator: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D. Protocol NA_000118021 Click here for a flyer

Healthy Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis - Ages 50-100
Volunteers are needed for a research study conducted at Johns Hopkins to study SLEEP in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. To participate, you must be 50 years or older. Good sleepers are needed. Parking and tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Call 410.550.7906 and/or visit the website. Principal Investigator: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D. Protocol NA_000118021 Click here for a flyer

CHILDREN

Frontostriatal Glutamate in ADHD: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Correlates
We are recruiting children ages 5 to 9 years class to par­ticipate in a research study, with or without ADHD who have NEVER taken an ADHD stimulant medication to learn more about brain differences in children with ADHD. The study takes one to two days (about 6 to 8 hours) of computer games, paper and pencil tasks, and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. You will receive both the results of the IQ testing and a picture of your brain. Parents and teachers will complete a telephone screen, questionnaires, rating scales, and a structured interview. The study is being conducted by Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. There are no direct medical benefits or significant risks for participating in this study. Compensation is $50.00. If interested, call Lisa Ferenc at (443) 923-4469 or ferenc@kennedykrieger.org. E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator. (na_00028776) Download Flyer

Eating and Impulsivity Study - Children aged 8–14 years
We are recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 14 years to participate in a study examining impulsivity (whether kids act before they think), eating behavior and weight. The study involves a single visit, lasting from 4 to 6 hours. The visit includes a diagnostic interview, psychological testing, weight and height measurement. Testing is free. Reimbursement for time and inconvenience is $100; parking voucher provided. For more information please contact Principal Investigator Shauna P. Reinblatt, M.D. at 410-550-9947.  (IRB Protocol # NA_00020561).

Pediatrics Brain Disorders Study
Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting healthy, typically developing children and young adults between the ages of 3 to 20 years to participate in a study investigating the relationship between genes and brain development. This study is being conducted by centers across the country and it will help researchers better understand pediatric brain disorders. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, saliva collection, and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. None of these tests are harmful or painful. There are no direct medical benefits for participating in this study. The study involves two sessions over one or two days (approx. 2.5 hours/session). Participants will receive $50 compensation. All testing is done free of charge. For more information about this study, please contact Mohsin Javid at (443) 923-2793 or by email at javid@kennedykrieger.org. Walter E. Kaufmann, M.D. is the Principal Investigator. Click here for flyer. (IRB Protocol NA_00033801)

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).Click here for PDF 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. Click here for a PDF flyer. (IRB Protocol # NA_00004616)

Healthy Individuals for Study of Mental Illness
The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness. We are seeking to compare individuals without schizophrenia to individuals who do have schizophrenia. We are looking for individuals who DO NOT have schizophrenia. To be eligible for the study, participants must be willing to have a blood sample drawn, be 14 years or older, 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, a clinical interview and a blood sample. Participants will be paid $20 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, R.N. at 410-502-5887 or email schizophrenia@jhmi.edu. Principal Investigator: Russell Margolis, M.D. (RPN # NA_00009162)

Children With and Without ADHD - Ages 4–5
Dr. Mark Mahone and colleagues at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children 4 or 5 years old to participate in a research study on learning and brain development in young children. We are looking for boys and girls with and without signs ADHD. The study involves two 3-hour visits of IQ, language, and behavioral tests, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the brain, and behavioral practice sessions for MRI. None of these tests are harmful or painful. All testing is done free of charge. Participants receive a free summary of developmental testing, a picture of your child’s brain, and $50.00. For more information about this study, please contact Lisa Ferenc at (443) 923-4469 or by email (ferenc@kennedykrieger.org). Download Flyer (IRB protocol #NA_00012868)

Children With and Without ADHD - 4th–8th Grades
Reasearcher at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children in grades four through eight to participate in a study of processing speed and memory. We are recruiting children to participate in a study to learn if there are differences in the way children with and without ADHD learn to read and remember what they have read. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and electrophysiological (EEG) studies of the brain. Parents will also complete questionnaires, rating scales, and a structured interview. None of these tests are harmful or painful. The study involves two to three days of assessment, about three to five hours each day. Participants will receive $50.00 and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report of the tests administered to their child. All testing is done free of charge. There are no medical benefits or significant risks to participating. E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D. is the principal investigator. For more information about this study, please contact Matthew Ryan at (443) 923-9272 or by email ryanm@kennedykrieger.org. Click here for flyer. (IRB Protocol #NA_00001350)

Children With and Without ADHD - Ages 8–12  (MRI Research Study)
Dr. Stewart Mostofsky and colleagues at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study of attention, response planning and inhibitory control. This study is examining the brain basis of ADHD in children. We are looking for boys and girls with ADHD as well as children who do not have ADHD to participate as “comparison subjects.” The study involves paper and pencil 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 and MRI. Participants will receive $50.00 and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report of the tests administered to their child. All testing is done free of charge. For more information about this study, please contact Lindsay Koenig at (443) 923-9254 or by email (KoenigL@kennedykrieger.org). Click here for a flyer. (IRB protocol #NA_00027428)

Children With and Without ADHD - Ages 8–12 (Motor Skills)
Dr. Stewart H. Mostofsky of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is recruiting children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) between 8 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of attention, learning, memory, and motor skills. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a painless, non-invasive brain stimulation technique), and a MRI scan of the brain. 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. Participants will receive a $50 check and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report summarizing the IQ testing administered to their child. For more information about this study, please contact Lindsay Koenig at (443) 923-9254 or KoenigL@kennedykrieger.org. Click here for a flyer. (IRB protocol #NA_00000292)

Children With and Without ADHD - Ages 8–12
Dr. Stewart Mostofsky and colleagues at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study of attention, response planning and inhibitory control. This study is examining the brain basis of ADHD in children. We are looking for boys and girls with ADHD as well as children who do not have ADHD to participate as “comparison subjects”. The study involves paper and pencil 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 and MRI. Participants will receive $50.00 and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report of the tests administered to their child. All testing is done free of charge. For more information about this study, please contact Lindsay Koenig at (443) 923-9254 or by email (KoenigL@kennedykrieger.org). (IRB protocol #02-11-25-01)

Neural Circuitry in Tourette's Syndrome - Children ages 8–18
Dr. Stewart Mostofsky and colleagues at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Hospital are recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 18 years to participate in a study investigating neural circuitry in Tourette syndrome. This study is examining patterns of brain activation involved in tic generation, motor response, and inhibition. We are looking for boys and girls with Tourette syndrome (with and without ADHD) as well as children who do not have ADHD or Tourette syndrome to participate as “comparison subjects”. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. None of these tests are harmful or painful. The study involves two days of testing and MRI. Participants will receive $50.00 and a picture of their brain. While there are no direct medical benefits parents will receive a report of the tests administered to their child. All testing is done free of charge. For more information about this study, please contact Jessica O’Brien at (443) 923-9254 or by email at OBrienJ@kennedykrieger.org. Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D. is the Principal Investigator. Click here for a PDF flyer. (IRB Protocol # 03-11-12-03)

NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: If you are faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and you wish to post a recruitment ad on this page, please contact Donna Mennitto at dmennit2@jhmi.edu. You will need to send the IRB-approved recruitment language in paragraph form with a title of the study, the PI, contact information and the IRB Protocol Number. If you wish to make a flyer available to the public, send it in PDF or Word document form. You are responsible for IRB approval of the ad. Please be sure to contact us to remove the ad from this page when recruitment is complete. Thank you.

 

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