July 6, 2004



Volunteers needed for PTSD drug study
Researchers in the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program are seeing volunteers to participate in a study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 Eligible patients include healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who have had symptoms of non-combat-related PTSD for at least a month. Participation lasts
16 weeks and requires weekly or biweekly study appointments ranging from
15-45 minutes.

 The study involves the investigational medicine, risperidone, to determine whether it improves the response of treatment-resistant PTSD. Risperidone has been approved by the FDA for treatment of psychotic disorders, but is still considered investigational for the purposes of this study.

Participants will be monitored regularly for medication effects, adverse events and PTSD symptoms. Interested persons should contact Nicole Berkebile at
404-778-TARP (8277).

Financial Aid to host information seminar
The Office of Financial Aid will host two sessions of "Bridging the GAP between the Student Employment Office and departmental offices," Monday, July 26 in 303 Geosciences.

It is mandatory that at least one representative from each department planning on hiring Federal Work Study (FWS) student workers during the 2004-05 academic year attend one of the sessions. Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

The seminars will outline strategies to streamline FWS program processes and update offices revisions to FWS regulations.

To register, e-mail your name, department, phone number and requested session to Karen Bailey at klbaile@emory.edu.