Clinical Center News
Spring 2019

NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment looking for patient volunteers to join a research study

For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment 1- 866-444-2214, TTY: 1-866-411-1010. Or email Se habla español.

NIAMS seeks volunteers who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is well controlled on a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor such as Enbrel®, Humira®, or Remicade®. Doctors need to know if patients with RA in remission while taking TNF inhibitors can remain in remission without the continued use of these drugs. Compensation provided. Refer to Study #13-AR-0056.

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NIH Clinical Center researchers seek 18-55 year olds with kneecap pain (patellofemoral or anterior knee pain) for a 2-visit outpatient research study. We are studying how muscle weakness around the knee may lead to changes in kneecap motion and pain. Compensation provided. Refer to Study # 13-CC-0099.

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Partner with NIAID researchers to investigate how antibiotics affect the trillions of good microbes that live on or in our bodies, also known as our microbiome. If you are 21-39 years old and healthy, call our CC Office of Patient Recruitment. Refer to Study # 16-I-0078.

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The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites volunteers of all ages experiencing diarrhea to participate in a research study. Many people suffer from diarrhea every year. In the United States, it leads to about 130,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths a year. Researchers want to test whether a research tool detects pathogens (for example bacteria) that cause diarrhea. The study involves one out-patient visit that may last 2-3 hours and stool sample collection. No compensation will be provided. All study-related tests will be provided at no charge. Parental consent is required for minors. Refer to Study # 18-NR-0040.

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NIAID researchers seek healthy volunteers 18 to 70 years old, to participate in an influenza (flu) vaccine study. Scientists are testing an investigational universal vaccine to determine if it is safe and if there are any side effects. There is no risk of infection since the investigational vaccine product does not contain any virus. Compensation is provided. Refer to Study # 19-I-0032.

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NICHD seeks healthy children 7 to 11 years old with above average weight to join in a research study. Researchers want to learn if breaking up sitting with short periods of activity improves children’s metabolism and attention. 6 outpatient visits on consecutive days of about 3 hours each (Monday through Friday, early evening and Saturday morning). Compensation will be provided. Refer to Study #17-CH-0130.

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