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Adolescent Reward Study (ages 13-18)
Adolescent Subjects Needed! Study of Reward-related Behavior. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are seeking adolescents, ages 13-18, to participate in a new study. Participants perform cognitive tests/games and answer questions about their life, emotions, behaviors, and stressful events. The study involves no medications, no blood draws etc. Qualified people will be compensated at no cost to them. Participants under the age of 18 years will only be enrolled with consent provided by a parent or guardian. You may be eligible if you are 13-18 years old. The study involves one two-to-three hour session. You will be paid $30 for your participation. If you are interested in participating or would like further information please email: chammo20@jhmi.edu  All emails/calls are confidential. Study #: IRB00093540, PI: Christopher Hammond, M.D.  Download flyer

Adolescent Brain Imaging (MRI) Study (ages 13-18)
Adolescent Subjects Needed! Brain Imaging (MRI) Study Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are seeking adolescents, ages 13-18, to participate in a new study that uses a brain imaging technique called magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, and involves cognitive tests/games and answering questions about your life, behaviors, and stressful events. The study involves no medications, no blood draws etc. Qualified people will be compensated and participate at no cost to them. Participants under the age of 18 years will only be enrolled with the consent provided by a parent or guardian. You may be eligible if you are 13-18 years old and have no medical contraindications to completing an MRI scan. The study involves one three hour session, part of which will include the MRI scan. You will be paid $50 for your participation. If you are interested in participating or would like further information please email: chammo20@jhmi.edu. All emails/calls are confidential. Study #: IRB00093540, PI: Christopher Hammond, M.D. . Download flyer  Download Flyer

Brain and Appetite Research Study: Neurobehavioral Influences on Body Weight in Adolescents (ages 3-13 and biological mother)
Johns Hopkins Hospital is conducting a research study in children (3-13 year old) and their biological mothers. The study involves two visits for 4-4.5 hours each. Study includes fMRI scan (child only), body composition measurements (height, weight, waist), questionnaires, computer tasks, buffet meals, and saliva collection. Compensation is up to $125, plus $10 travel costs for each visit. Children candidates must be 8-13 y old, must not be claustrophobic or have any metal implants. All candidates must speak English fluently and not have any major medical or psychiatric conditions. Candidates must not have any food or nut allergies or be on any medications affecting weight or appetite. Contact information: Call 410-955-5099 or email apapant1@jhu.edu. PI: Susan Carnell, PhD (IRB #: NA_00092328) DOWNLOAD FLYER

Brain and Appetite Research Study: Neurobehavioral Influences on Body Weight in Adolescents (ages 14-18 and biological mother)
Johns Hopkins Hospital is conducting a research study in adolescents (14-18 year old) and their biological mothers. The study involves three visits for 3-3.5 hours each. Study includes fMRI scan (adolescent only), body composition measurements (height, weight, waist), questionnaires, computer tasks, liquid and buffet meals, and saliva collection. Compensation is up to $245, plus $10 travel costs for each visit. Adolescent candidates must be 14-18 y old, must not be pregnant, claustrophobic or have any metal implants. All candidates must speak English fluently and not have any major medical or psychiatric conditions. Candidates must not have any food or nut allergies or be on any medications affecting weight or appetite. Contact information: Call 410-955-5099 or email apapant1@jhu.edu. PI: Susan Carnell, PhD (IRB #: NA_00092328) DOWNLOAD FLYER

Emotional Attention and Memory in Healthy Children (ages 7-17 and parent) 
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)

Be a Part of Brain Research! (ages 8-12)
Dr. Keri Rosch and colleagues at the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study of cognitive control and delay discounting. 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 one to two days of testing and MRI. Participants will receive $50.00 per day of study participation and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report of the IQ test administered to their child. All testing is done free of charge. This study, Delay Discounting in Children with ADHD: Neuroimaging and Behavioral Correlates, has been reviewed and approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB00032351) and is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. For more information about this study, please contact Mary Martinelli at (443) 923-9258 or by email (CNIR@kennedykrieger.org).

Be a Part of Brain Research! (ages 8-12) 
Dr. Karen E. Seymour of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is recruiting children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as children with ADHD and other co-occurring diagnoses (e.g., anxiety, depression) between 8 and 12 years of age to participate in a research study of emotion regulation and frustration tolerance in children with ADHD. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, 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 one to two days. Participants will receive a $50 check for each day of study participation and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report summarizing the IQ testing administered to their child. This study, Neurobehavioral Correlates of Frustration in ADHD, is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. For more information about this study, please contact Mary Martinelli at (443) 923-9258 or CNIR@kennedykrieger.org. Principal Investigator: Karen E. Seymour, Ph.D. Study Number: IRB00063119.

Motor Skill Learning in Autism: Assessment and Treatment of Altered Patterns of Learning (ages 8-12)
Dr. Stewart H. Mostofsky of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is recruiting children with and without high-functioning autism 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, and 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 to three days. Participants will receive a $100 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 Alyssa Tiedemann at (443) 923-9263 or CNIR@kennedykrieger.org (IRB Protocol # NA_00027073)

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 Benedicta Kim at bkim@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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