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Research Volunteer Opportunities
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit has a number of opportunities to participate in clinical studies as a research volunteer. Eligibility requirements vary depending on the study but are generally open to both men and women at least 18 years of age. These research projects are currently looking for people who are:
- Cigarette Smokers Needed
- Oxytocin and Decision-Making Research Study
- Quit Smoking Before Bariatric Surgery
- Cigarette smokers wanting to quit
- Help Us Learn Why Drugs Affect People Differently
- Healthy Volunteers Needed
- Buprenorphine Maintenance Volunteers Needed for Research Study
Healthy men and women who smoke cigarettes and are 18 years old or older are needed to participate in a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This is not a treatment study. The study tests factors that influence smoking behavior. Participation involves an initial phone screening and an in person 2 hour screening visit. If qualified, this study requires an additional 32 in person visits lasting approximately 4 hours each, and 4 in person visits lasting approximately 1.5 hours each. You will be paid up to $3250 for completing the entire study. For more information, please call (410) 550-1465. Principal Investigator: Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. (Protocol #: IRB00107178) Download flyer
Healthy men and women 18 years of age and older are needed to participate in a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This is not a treatment study. The study tests whether oxytocin can influence decisions and other types of thinking. Participation involves an initial phone screening, and an initial in person screening visit. If qualified, 2 sessions each lasting roughly 3 hours will occur. You will be paid up to $250 for completing the entire study. For more information, please call (410) 550-1465. Principal Investigator: Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. (Protocol #: IRB00133379) Download flyer
Are you a cigarette smoker who is scheduled to have bariatric surgery? Did you know that smoking before and after surgery significantly increases your chance for health complications from your surgery? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus are conducting a 12-week research study to help you quit smoking. The study will provide access to FDA approved smoking cessation medication and counseling to help you stop smoking before your surgery and to stay quit even after surgery. The study requires once weekly visits for 12- weeks, and you can earn up to $950 for your time. All information is kept confidential. Please contact us for more information or to see if you may be eligible at 410-550-9497 or click this link to complete a brief survey and see whether you may be eligible! Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: IRB00071969)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking cigarette smokers who would like to quit smoking for participation in a scientific research study. The study involves free counseling and treatment provided in a comfortable, supportive setting. Transdermal nicotine patches, an FDA approved smoking cessation treatment, may be provided in the study. Cognitive behavior therapy and ongoing interpersonal support will be provided in order to help volunteers quit smoking. Questionnaires, interviews, MRI scans, and biological measures of smoking will be used to assess the treatment’s effects on mood, and smoking. Volunteers must be right handed, must be between the ages of 21 and 65, and must live within travel distance of the Hopkins Bayview campus in Baltimore. If you would like to discuss the possibility of volunteering, please call 410–550–1972 and ask for Albert, the study’s research coordinator or go to http://www.quitsmokingbaltimore.org . Confidentiality will be maintained for all applicants and participants. Principal Investigator: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., (Study Number: NA_00016166)
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). Call 410-550-9799 to learn whether or not you are eligible. See if you qualify here. Principal Investigator: Kelly Dunn, Ph.D. (Study Number: NA_00047423) Download Flyer
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)
Are you currently being treated with buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone®, Bunavail®, or Zubsolv®? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus are conducting a clinical research study to transition individuals from buprenorphine treatment to long-acting naltrexone. This investigational treatment may reduce your withdrawal symptoms. You must be between the ages of 18-60 and currently on buprenorphine maintenance. Participation requires an inpatient stay and clinic visits within a period of 8-10 weeks. Qualified participants may receive free study-related care as well as compensation for time and travel. Call 410-550-0998 for more information and to see if you may qualify. Principal Investigator: Eric Strain, M.D. (Study Number: IRB00100194) Download Flyer