Hopkins Needs You This section is provided occasionally as a free service for Hopkins researchers seeking volunteers, but is published only as space permits. Send items to The Gazette, attn. Lynna Bright, 212 Whitehead Hall, Homewood campus, or fax items to 516-5251. Boxed ads may be purchased. Call the Gazelle Group at 560-7444. Asthma and Allergy Center Study: The center is seeking healthy volunteers ages 18 to 45, with or without a history of allergies, for a study involving free lung function testing and bronchoscopy. Subjects will be paid up to $150 upon completion of the study. For information, call 550-0551. Fetal assessment study: Healthy pregnant nonsmokers 20 or older are needed for a study involving three visits for fetal monitoring beginning at 24 weeks' gestational age. Participants will receive $50 upon study completion, plus parking reimbursement and an ultrasound photo at each visit. Call Kathleen at 955-8976. African American diabetes study: Diabetic individuals otherwise healthy, ages 30 and over, of black African descent are wanted for a study involving experimental pills. The study provides free medication, physicals, EKGs, monitoring of participant's diabetes and parking/bus tokens. For information, call Mary Lou at 955-7669. Herpes vaccine study: People 18 to 55 who are sexually active and healthy, and who have never had a genital herpes infection, are wanted for a study involving a herpes vaccine and blood drawings. Subjects will be reimbursed for their time. There will be a total of 11 follow-up visits over an 18-month period. For information, call 550-2607. Obsessive-compulsive disorder study: People 18 and older who have persistent thoughts or who go through annoying rituals may qualify for a 13- to 18-week study investigating the effectiveness of two commercially available antidepressant medications. Stress study: Individuals 18 to 55 who experience tension, worry, rapid heartbeat or fatigue may qualify for a study that includes stress-reduction treatment. PMS study: Healthy females 21 to 40 who experience any of the following symptoms--increased tension, irritability, depression, mood swings or difficulty concentrating--are wanted for a three-month study. Free assessment and counseling are provided. Adult children of alcoholics study: Women 21 to 40 whose fathers are alcoholics and are themselves social drinkers may qualify for this three-month study. The identity of the participants will be kept confidential. Physiology measuring study: The Anxiety Disorder Clinic is looking for physically healthy, generally relaxed individuals to participate in a study measuring eye blink response during low-decibel noise bursts and nonharmful electric shocks on two fingertips. The study also involves the IV injection of either Ketamine (used as an anesthetic in larger doses) or a saline placebo. The low dosage of Ketamine will not put the volunteer to sleep. Payment for participation is up to $100. For information about any of these research studies, call Colleen Hayes at 550-5098.
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