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July 12, 2013

Research Studies

MRI Research Study on Depression

Researchers at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new research study investigating emotional reactions in brain responses in people who suffer from depression. We may first invite you to come in for an interview about some of your experiences and how you are feeling. We may then ask you to come back and do some activities during a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan, which uses a magnet and radio waves (no x-rays!). Counseling may also be available for those who are interested.�
Compensation: Interview: $15/hour Scanning: $20-60 per scanning session plus a high resolution image of your brain. Free counseling.  

If you would like to participate, please contact Cari at 540-526-2032 or email depression@vtc.vt.edu

 

fNIR STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

This study involves characterizing certain students who vary in their altruistic tendencies, and the first part of this characterization is accomplished through a survey. If a student's answers align with our criteria, they could be asked to come in for a follow-up study. Each participant will be compensated if they are chosen for the follow-up.

ELIGIBILITY:  Must be 18 or older

SURVEY LINK:  https://survey.vtc.vt.edu/index.php?sid=52322&lang=en

BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

Please turn off the projector

As the Media Geeks have upgraded classrooms with the new touch screens, we've started noticing a serous problem:  Projectors are being left on!  Please remember that leaving a projector running when it is not needed is costing us a significant amount of money in replacement bulbs ($300 each) and electricity.

We are asking for your help.   When you turn off the computer, please ALSO touch the "Shutdown" button on the touch panel, and confirm that you want to shutdown by touching the word "Yes" when prompted.  This will turn off the projector. Simply turning off the computer results in a "black" screen, but this is not the same as the projector being off.

The Media Geeks are asking that you visually confirm that you have turned off the projector by looking at the projector and confirming that  the only colored light on the projector is amber.   If you see a green light next to the word "Lamp" on the projector, it is likely that the projector lamp is still on.

Thank you all for your help!

See top chocolate and sugars art chef at the Taubman – Free!

On Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Taubman Museum, Chef Ewald Notter will be demonstrating his amazing skills and conducting a meet and greet. He is an acclaimed master of modern day confectionery arts, popularly known as a celebrated competitor, eminent teacher and esteemed author. His masterpiece creations come from his artistic palette of sugar and chocolate. Chef Notter is widely respected as an innovator that helped mold the craft and advance the industry. He has worked and competed in over 15 countries, winning numerous awards including at least 15 gold medals, as well as National and World Pastry Team Champion, and Pastry Chef of the Year. As part of the 2001 U.S. National Team in Lyon, France, he scored the highest ever recorded number of points for sugar, 699 out of 700, helping the U.S. Team achieve its first Gold Medal.
Admission is free to the event.

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

  • APPLIANCES FOR SALE – 30” Kenmore Electric Range (white) $175; Bosch Dishwasher (white) $250; Kenmore side by side Refrigerator (white, available 7/18) $175.  $500 if you purchase all three.  Must be able to lift and transport.  397-4298
  • TREK 920 MOUNTAIN BIKE, tuned at Cycle Ward on Jefferson St. Mounting lights available and level 3 security chain, asking $150 obo contact Tony @336-542-7708 or 540-676-3504
  • LOOKING TO RENT OR LEASE 5 ACRES and up with a barn and pasture ready for a horse and 2 dogs while stationed in the Roanoke area.  Lease time would be for up to two years.  Please contact Mark Smith at:  mark.f.smith@navy.mil  
  • SPANISH TUTORING FOR VIRGINIA WESTERN STUDENTS, $15 per hour, discounts for more the 2 hours per week. Contact me at svc24914@email.vccs.edu or saravcardenasa@gmail.com  
  • EPSON PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO SCANNER: For sale $95. Price new was over $400. Excellent condition. Comes with cables but you will need to download the software for your computer from the Epson site. 362-5113 or 857-6070 
  • FRESH BROWN EGGS FOR SALE: From free-range chickens. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.

 

Do you have an item to post FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.