Healthy Volunteers

  1. Do you have pre-diabetes? Participants are needed for a research study to determine whether the muscle tissue in people pre-diabetes is different than those without this condition. You may qualify if you are 18 – 65 & do not use tobacco products. Participants w/ & w/o pre-diabetes are needed. There are up to 5 outpatient study visits. There will be a muscle biopsy. $325 provided. Contact 314-747-3294 or 314-747-0267. (Posted 1/7/15)
  2. Participants 18-50 year old are needed! Dr. Ana Maria Arbelaez is conducting a study to better understand how the brain responses to low blood sugar. You may qualify if you are 18-50 years old, with or without type 1 diabetes & right handed. There are 2 or 3 study visits including an overnight stay. Up to $350 is provided.  Contact 314-362-1000 for details. (Posted 5/5/15)

  3. Participants are needed for a skin mocrobe research study! The purpose of the study is to determine if the microbes on the skin change with a treatment of acne. Participants must be 18-25 y/o, without history of skin disease other than acne, & live in St. Louis, MO. There are 4 study visits that will last 15-30 minutes each.  Up to $40 in gift cards is provided. Contact Dr. McCoy @ bmccoy@DOM.wustl.edu. (Posted 6/8/15)

  4. A spelling study seeks participants! Dr. Rebecca Treiman will look at the spelling judgements of adult participants when asked to write real and made-up words. You might qualify if you are 18 or older and do not have hearing loss. There is 1 study visit (about 30 minutes). There will be pen and paper tasks in a group setting. $5 is provided. Contact Kelly at 314-935-9450 or kboland@wustl.edu. (Posted 6/30/15)

  5. Participants are needed for a study to determine how to best measure learning/memory in individuals w/ psychiatric illness. You may qualify if you are 18-55 & healthy OR have diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder. This study will take about 10 hrs (3-5 study sessions). $50 per session is provided. Contact Danielle Kelly @ 314-747-6175, kellyd@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (Posted 7/14/15)

  6. Young adults! Dr. Linda Van Dillen is seeking participants for a study to examine the factors that may contribute to the development of low back pain in healthy individuals. You may qualify if you are 18-30  & do not have history of low back pain. There are 2 study visits (2-3 hours each) w/ standing task & sensory testing. $15 per hour is provided. Contact Ching-Ting at 314-286-2731, hwangch@wusm.wustl.edu. (Posted 08/18/15)

  7. A lip-reading study seeks participants! The study will look @ how people perform lip-reading tasks when given tasks presented in different types of background noise. You might qualify if you are 22 or older. There is 1 study visit that will last up to 2 hours. Participants will complete lip-reading tasks & possible dementia screening. $10 per hour is provided. Contact Shannon @ 314-747-5066 or sides@ent.wustl.edu. (Posted 8/18/15)

  8. Adults 60 and older are needed for a research study! The purpose of the study is to develop a spatial navigation-related task that could be used to help detect preclinical Alzheimer's disease. You may qualify if you are 60 or older. There are 2 outpatient study visits (90 minutes). There will be questionnaires & computer tasks. $20 per visit is provided. Contact Samantha @ 314-935-7596 or sallison@go.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/21/15)

  9. Participants needed for 18 month research study examining Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction therapy, health education courses, & exercise as treatments to improve cognition. Must be ages 65-84, no cognitive impairment (eg Alzheimer’s), & not involved in regular exercise. Appx. 10 outpatient study visits and weekly/monthly group classes. Up to $600 is provided. Contact @ 314-747-1134 HealthyMind@psychiatry.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/21/15)

  10. 18 – 50 year old participants are needed for a research study! This study will look at brain glycolysis in participants with and without type 2 diabetes. You may qualify if are 18 – 50, with or without diabetes, right handed, and do not smoke. There are 3 study visits. Participation will include a lumbar puncture. Up to $550 is provided. Contact Katherine at 314-286-2339 or Semenkovich_k@kids.wustl.edu. (Posted 10/1/15)

  11. Women! Washington University seeks participants for a research study to examine an investigational medical delivery device. You may qualify if you are not post-menopausal & have delivered at least 1 child. There are 4 study visits (1 visit is via phone). There will be pelvic exams along w/ device dye study w/ fluoroscopic images. Up to $500 is provided. Contact Michele @ curranm@wudosis.wutl.edu or 314-747-1331. (Posted 10/1/15)

  12. Participants are needed for a fatigue research study!  This study will look @ fatigue severity using electroencephalogram (EEG). You may qualify if you are 18 – 70 years old and are healthy OR have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Participation will include 1 study visit (2.5 hours) with questionnaires & EEG. A $30 gift card is provided. Contact Pamela Newland @ 314-454-7538 or Pamela.newland@bjc.org. (Posted 10/6/15)

  13. Exercise study! The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits of beet root juice on exercise performance. You may qualify if you are 18 or older w/ history of heart failure or 65-75 years old (healthy). There are 2 study visits (about 5 hours each). There will be a 6 min. walk, strength testing & an optional muscle biopsy. Up to $250 is provided. Contact  Dakkota @ thiesd@mir.wustl.edu or 314-747-3839. (Posted 10/16/15)

  14. A research study seeks participants for a blood draw! The goal of the study is to understand how acute lung injury occurs in lung organ recipients following their lung transplant surgery. You must be @ least 18 & must not have an autoimmune disease. There is 1 study visit (about 15 minutes) w/ a blood draw. A $10 gift card is provided (Barnes & Noble). Contact Jennifer @ 314-747-6969 or bellj@wudosis.wustl.edu. (Posted 12/29/15)

  15. Listen to this! A hearing research study seeks participants to determine if loudspeakers provide benefit to individuals with hearing loss when listening to television. Participants with AND without hearing loss are needed. There is 1 outpatient study visit (45 minutes to 2 hours) including a hearing test in a sound-treated booth. A $20 gift card is provided. Contact Kristi: 314-362-7496 or oedingk@ent.wustl.edu (Posted 12/29/15)

  16. Do you have type O blood? Participants are needed for a research study to look at the platelet function of blood processed in one of four treatment conditions. You might qualify if you are 18 to 60 years old & are at least 110 pounds.  There are 2 study visits. Participation will take about 6 hours total. Up to $300 is provided for time & effort. Contact Shivan @ Shetty_s@kids.wustl.edu or 314-286-2563. (Posted 2/24/16)