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A Groundbreaking Commitment to Psychiatric Research After receiving a $650 million gift The Broad Institute is set to try and find the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
YANA: We Are More Than Just Numbers
Helping Young People Share Their Experiences and Find Support
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The Time for Action Is Now
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NAMI LINN COUNTY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES &/OR EXPERTISE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED ISSUES. 

PLEASE NOTE: NAMI Linn County does not specifically endorse these opportunities, takes no legal responsibility for them, & has no additional information available.  Please contact the specific study investigator/activity coordinator listed with each entry if you have questions or comments.

 

Please also consider visiting http://www.nami.org/research/ for a listing of research studies that may be interest to NAMI members, as well as information regarding the protection of research subjects and other important topics.


RESEARCH REGISTRIES


Department of Psychology Child Research Participant Registry

The Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa is inviting children from birth to age 17 to join our Child Research Participant Registry. Children who join the registry will be invited to participate in research studies conducted by faculty in the Department of Psychology. Registering your child allows us to store your contact information, so that we can contact you about new child development studies as they become available. You are free to decline participation in any study, and you may request that your contact information be removed from our registry at any time.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website:  http://www.psychology.uiowa.edu/childregistry/

posting added 5/4/13 

 

University of Iowa Preventive Intervention Center Research Registry

The UIOWA College of Public Health, Preventive Intervention Center (PIC) researchers are currently inviting participants aged 18 and older to enroll in the Preventive Intervention Center Volunteer Research Registry.  The purpose of the Registry is to collect basic information on specific areas of research interest which we may use to contact potential participants for future clinical studies.

If you agree to participate in the PIC Registry, we will add your name to our database registry and ask you to indicate contact information and information pertinent to your expressed area of research interest as presented in the survey.  The information you provide for us will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of contacting you for participation in a possible future research study.

For more information and to enroll: please go directly to the online Preventive Intervention Center website: 
 www.picstudies.com

If you wish to enroll offline: please contact a PIC research staff member at 1-800-887-6917 or 384-5048, or email: cph-picstudies@uiowa.edu

posting added 10/23/12

 

Become a Volunteer through ResearchMatch.org

Important health-related research studies that could find cures are sometimes forced to end before completion because researchers cannot find enough people to participate. People like you can help save time and money by volunteering and contributing towards advancing medical knowledge, practice, and treatments.

Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity, or health status are invited to join ResearchMatch.org, the country's first registry that matches research volunteers with researchers. Study participation can be as simple as filling out a questionnaire, maintaining a diary, taking new medications, or using new devices such as pacemakers or hearing aids.

Remember: the choice to participate is always yours, you can remove your name from ResearchMatch.org at any time.

Learn more by visiting https://www.researchmatch.org/?rm=1 

ResearchMatch.org is sponsored in part by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa (http://www.icts.uiowa.edu).

 

Volunteers Invited for Mood and Affect Research Registry

UIHC Department of Psychiatry researchers are currently inviting participants aged 18 and older, with a history of a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or major depression to enroll in the Mood and Affect Research Registry.  The purpose of this registry is to gather and maintain information from people with a mood disorder who have an interest in participating in research.

If you agree to participate in the Registry, we will add your name to our database registry and ask you some questions about your psychiatric history. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of contacting you for participation in future research studies.


For More Information and to Enroll:  http://j.mp/L0Bt7L or contact Lois Warren (lois-warren@uiowa.edu or 319-384-9379)

posting updated 1/27/14


RESEARCH STUDIES FOR CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS


Brain Development in Adolescents (Family History)

Adolescents between the ages of 13-18 with at least 1 biological parent who has a history of alcohol treatment/addiction/problems related to use are invited to participate in a research study investigating brain development conducted at the Department of Psychiatry.  Will last 1-2 visits and involves filling out forms, saliva sample, cognitive testing and an MRI scan (no radiation).  Guardians will be asked to fill out family history forms.  Participants can earn up to $225.

For More Information Contact: 319-353-8520 or brain-lab@uiowa.edu

posting added 4/13/14

 

Teen Study

Adolescents between the ages of 13-16 with a first degree relative (full-sibling or biological parent) diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or schizophreniform disorder are invited to participate in a research study investigating brain connectivity and development in teens conducted at the UI Department of Psychiatry. The study includes 2 MRI scans and requires 3 visits to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and 4 follow-up phone calls over a 3-year period. Compensation is available. 

For More Information Contact: Julie (319) 384-6521 or teen-study@uiowa.edu

posting added 6/28/13

 

Healthy 5-16 Year Old BOYS to Act as Controls for Research

A research study investigating the effects of Risperidone, Paliperidone, or Abilify on youth is being conducted at UIHC. A group of untreated participants is also invited.

Participants must:

  • Be between the 5-16 years old
  • Have just started taking Risperidone, Paliperidone, or Abilify within the last month OR not be taking any psychiatric medications
  • Be Medically Healthy
  • Other restrictions may apply

The visits will involve:

  • Questionnaires
  • Stool Samples
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays for bone scans

The child's psychiatric care will remain with their regular doctor throughout the study.  Compensation is available, including mileage reimbursement.

For More Information Contact: 319-335-7349

posting added 7/8/13

 

Adolescent Brain Development Research Study (Controls)

Adolescents between the ages of 13-18 with no family history of alcohol problems are invited to participate in a research study investigating brain development conducted at the Department of Psychiatry.  Study will last 1-2 visits and involve filling out forms, saliva sample, cognitive testing and an MRI scan (no radiation).  Parents will be asked to fill out family history forms.  Additionally, both parents should have no more than a 4 year college degree.  Compensation available. 

For More Information Contact:  call 319-353-8520 or e-mail brain-lab@uiowa.edu


posting updated: 9/10/13


RESEARCH STUDIES FOR ADULTS


Bipolar Disorder Research Study

Adults ages 18-80 diagnosed with Bipolar disorder are invited to participate in a research project studying the role brain pH plays in the disorder. The study involves 2 visits of up to 4 hours each and requires MRI scanning. Compensation. For more information call Lois Warren at 384-9379 or email lois-warren@uiowa.edu.

For More Information and to Enroll:  http://j.mp/L0Bt7L or contact Lois Warren (lois-warren@uiowa.edu or 319-384-9379)

posting added 2/3/14
 

 

Migraine & Quality of Life Study:

Adults ages 18 to 75 with migraines are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study to learn if a skills workshop can lead to improvements in headache and quality of life. Compensation available.

For More Information Contact: 319-384-2845 or complete an online survey at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8BxiY4kUvRR21PC

posting updated 3/13/14

 

   

ADHD in Young Adults Research Study

Researchers in the Iowa ADHD and Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology are seeking young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years for a study of the causes and correlates of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Participants must have a history of confirmed or suspected attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or have experienced problems due to inattention, overactivity, or impulsive behavior. 


In order to be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Be a native English speaker (English is your first language)
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing
  • Have no physical limitations that would prevent you from doing paper and pencil tasks or questionnaires online
  • Have no history of the following conditions: Tourette's Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychotic Disorder


Participation requires a 2-3 hour laboratory visit in the Spence Laboratories of Psychology on the University of Iowa campus.  During the visit, participants will complete a diagnostic interview and neurocognitive testing, and will provide a saliva sample for DNA analyses.  Participants will then be asked to complete 60-90 minutes of online questionnaires following the visit as well as to nominate another person to provide ratings of the participant's history of ADHD symptoms.  Compensation provided.  Diagnostic feedback will be provided if requested.

For More Information & to Complete an Eligibility Screening Please Contact:  (319) 335-3519 or IowaADHD@gmail.com

posting updated 2/24/14

 

Lithium for Bipolar I Disorder

UIHC Department of Psychiatry researchers are currently inviting volunteers with Bipolar I Disorder aged 18 and older to participate in a multi-center study evaluating lithium as treatment. 

  • The purpose of this research study is to determine which genes are associated with a response to medication.
  • The study involves a screening visit, followed by up to 22 visits (phone and or in-person) spanning 2 1/2 years.
  • Study participants will receive a diagnostic evaluation, treatment by an expert in bipolar disorder and careful monitoring of symptoms and side effects.
  • Subjects will receive compensation for their participation.

For More Information Contact: http://www.lithium.ucsd.edu/, Bruce Tarwater (353-5684 or bruce-tarwater@uiowa.edu)

posting updated 4/8/14

 

Individuals with a History of a Gambling Problem Are Invited to Participate in a Research Study

We are seeking individuals with a history of a gambling problem to take part in a follow up study examining variations in gambling, health and other behaviors over time.   We are seeking people with a compulsive gambling problem who are either under age 40 years or are 60 years or older.

People who volunteer to enter the study must agree to be contacted every 6 months through 2015 to answer questions about their gambling, health and other behaviors. The initial interview will last approximately 3-4 hours.  People will be compensated $75 plus travel and parking expenses. Follow up interviews will take 30-60 minutes and are conducted by phone. People will be compensated $35 for each follow up interview. You do NOT need to visit Iowa City to take part in the research.  We will be happy to come to your town to meet with you for the initial interview.

For More Information Contact:  Brett at 319-384-4600

posting updated: 11/11/13


RESEARCH STUDIES FOR MIXED AGE GROUPS


Genetics of Eating Disorders Study

Researchers at the University of Iowa are currently performing a study on the genetic basis of eating disorders. This study will utilize an interview, self-report surveys and DNA collection to study people with eating disorders, including bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia. This is a study for men and women between the ages of 14 and 70. Participants younger than 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must also agree to participate in the study themselves. Participants must be able to participate in an interview, complete survey packets and participate in DNA collection by allowing a small amount of their blood or saliva to be collected. Most individuals will complete the study in 2-4 hours. There is no treatment involved in this study; the project is designed to help us learn more about eating disorders.

For More Information Contact: 319-353-5425 or michael-lutter@uiowa.edu

posting added 2/18/14

 

Healthy Controls Needed for Research Study

A research study investigating the safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs is being conducted at UIHC.  SSRIs include Prozac (Fluoxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Celexa (Citalopram), Lexapro (Escitalopram), Luvox (Fluvoxamine), and Paxil (Paroxetine).  They are used to treat depression or anxiety. 

To participate you must:

  • be between 15 and 20 years old
  • have started taking an SSRI within the last month OR are not taking any medications for a serious or chronic condition
  • be medically healthy
  • other restrictions may apply

The visits will involve:

  • questionnaires
  • blood tests
  • x-rays for bone scans

Your psychiatric/medical care will remain with your own provider throughout the study.  Compensation available including mileage reimbursement.


For More Information Contact:  319-335-7349, psychiatry-calargelab@uiowa.edu, or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UI.CAPSUL. You may also complete an anonymous eligibility screening online at: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0UNPw55ZTNvpi1m


posting updated: 3/10/14


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