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Patient Recruitment

Pain Perception Study Seeking Healthy Volunteers

Healthy Volunteers Needed for National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Study

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Researchers in the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seek healthy volunteers to participate in a study investigating how our brain responds to pain. This study will allow researchers to collect information that may be used to learn more about pain disorders and how we respond to painful experiences.

Study participants:

  • Will have one outpatient visit lasting about two hours, with the option to complete up to 12 additional outpatient visits over 36 months
  • Will have a physical examination and questionnaires about physical, mental, and social well-being
  • Will have testing of your senses (for example: touch, taste, and/or pain perception) and answer questions about them
  • May be asked to have an MRI of your brain
  • May be asked to provide a blood sample

Eligible participants must be:

  • At least 12 years old (under 18 years parental/guardian consent needed)
  • In general good health without active medical or mental health issues
  • Without any current or past history of pain disorders

There is no cost for participation. Compensation is provided.

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America’s Research Hospital, is located in Bethesda, Maryland on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 (refer to NIH study 16-AT-0077)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study #16-AT-0077

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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