Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Looking to Make Money?

Working at the National Institute of Mental Health, we run studies, many of which pay generously. We are currently recruitng for our "sibling study" which is looking at the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia. Not only are we looking at schizophrenics, but we also bring in normal healthy controls to compare results with those of the affected patients.

Anyway, there is a 1-day study which takes place on Wednesday's ($180) and a 2-day study which is Mon/Tues or Thurs/Friday ($350). Testing takes place here in Bethesda, MD at the NIMH and testing days will last from 7:30-4:30, although there is some amount of down time. During the study, you will provide blood samples, MRI's, a clinical interview, and participate in neuropsychological testing (computer games, memory tasks, etc.).

Any of the following would disqualify you:
  • significant loss of consciousness at some point in your life
  • schizophrenia in your immediately family
  • significant drug abuse
  • having been adopted
  • not fluent in English by age 5
  • learning disability

If you're looking for something to do, and you're in the area, it's a great way to make $$, learn about psychiatric research, and contribute to the wide body of schizophrenia research. If you're interested shoot me an e-mail at AlanLaz AT gmail DOT com and I'll hook you up with the details. Of course, everything is COMPLETELY confidential.


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