Researchers in the Department of Psychology are seeking healthy adults between the ages of 21 and 65 to participate in a study of personality and adjustment. Individuals who have no history of serious medical or psychiatric illness and are in good physical health are eligible. Participants will receive compensation for their involvement. For more information, call 727-7547.
Researchers at Emory, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Eisenhower Army Medical Center are conducting a research study to determine the effects of culturally appropriate behavioral risk reduction strategies for coronary heart disease (CHD) in African American women. Focus groups of women at high risk for CHD are being conducted at Emory to discuss the planned intervention. Women's perception regarding their likelihood of participating in and completing an intervention of this type will be sought. Sessions will last approximately two hours, and volunteers will be paid $10. Participants must be African American females, age 25-45; at high risk for CHD based on heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight and/or a history of heart attack; have regular menstrual periods; not be pregnant; and be at least 12 months postpartum. For more information, call 727-3799 and leave a message.
Persons with adult onset (type II) diabetes who also have had a heart attack, bypass surgery or an angioplasty within the past two years may qualify for a study at the Emory Lipid Clinic. School of Medicine researchers at the clinic are testing a new cholesterol-lowering medication in volunteers who have diabetes and heart disease, and whose cholesterol is less than 240mg/dl. All medication, office visits, lab work, eye examinations and physical examinations will be provided free of charge. Call 778-5457.
Persons experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of wartime military duty, rape, accident or exposure to any number of other traumatic situations are being recruited for participation in a new drug study beginning at the School of Medicine. Up to nine months of free treatment is available to qualified participants. Call 727-8968.