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May 24, 2013

RESEARCH STUDIES

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, May 25, 2013

Saturday, May 26, 2013

Sunday, May 27, 2013

  • Festival in the Park (11am – 10pm) @ Elmwood Park. Celebrating the arts, music and family over the Memorial Day weekend. http://www.downtownroanoke.org/festival-2013
  • French Winemaker’s Dinner (6:30pm– 10pm) @ Chateau Morrisette. A five course dinner celebrating an evening in France Can-Can style. For more info - http://ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=34653&dteId=30848  

“MMMOVE” My Motivation Movement (MMMOVE) - It's about helping people connect with others in the Community, find joy in Fitness, and improve their Health. 3 Miles • You vs. You • Free. This is an event you won't want to miss. With live music, food and activities, there really is something for everyone. You can walk, jog, run, or be a cheerleader! It's not a race; you compete against a goal you set for yourself at registration. Join us on June 1, 2013 on the Roanoke River Greenway. Learn more at www.mmmove.org, and register at http://bit.ly/MMMOVE2013.

The GILES COUNTY AUTISM FOCUS GROUP (GCAFG) is hosting the film screening of The Story of Luke.  It will be held at the Carmike 10 - Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke on June 5 at 7:30pm.  The film is about a young man with Autism who must survive in the world on his own.  This is the first time this movie will be shown on the big screen in Southwest Virginia.  The film is rated PG so children may attend.
We must sell 84 tickets in order to have this event and to receive any donations that are made.  Please share this email and invite your friends! Make sure to reserve your tickets by May 29.  Tickets are $12, which goes to the theatre and the company who has the rights to show the film.  When you reserve your tickets you will be given an option to make a donation to our group.  A donation is not required to attend the event. A member of the GCAFG will introduce the film.  After the movie has finished, a representative from the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic or Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will speak briefly. To reserve your tickets and find out more information about this exciting event go to http://www.tugg.com/go/bvfmhk. For more information on other events, view our page at http://www.facebook.com/GilesAutism. The GCAFG is a group of parents with children who have Autism, a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Program Supervisor from New River Valley Community Services.  We raise funds to increase awareness about Autism and provide educational tools for local schools to use for children with Autism.

THE ALS ASSOCIATION - DC/MD/VA CHAPTER, ROANOKE SPEAKER SYMPOSIUM, Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road. Edward Kasarskis, M.D., Ph.D. Genetic Discoveries in ALS: Pointing the Way Forward to Treatment; Kathie Vanderpool, RN, BS, CCRP Optimal Clinical Care for the ALS Patient in Multidisciplinary Clinics; Motivational Speaker Phillip Timp, Climbing Mountains, Moving Mountains. Please RSVP to Lauren Schingh at 804-836-1750 ext. 107 or e-mail LSchingh@ALSinfo.org

SECOND SUNDAY VENDOR FUN DAY June 9th, 2-5 p.m. at the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department, 120 W. Jackson Ave, Vinton. There will be activities for the kids, such as a bouncy house, face painting, fire trucks and of course, great shopping! Visit the Facebook event for a current list of vendors https://www.facebook.com/events/153156568196993/?fref=ts. Only one representative per Direct Sales company allowed; however, unlimited availability for small businesses to sign up. First consultant to pay for their spot secures their space. Spaces are $25 with a table included. Sign your direct sales or small business up today! Contact Tabitha Isaacs to sign up today at ahwithtabitha@gmail.com 

EVERY WEDNESDAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE Roanoke Ultimate (Frisbee) Weekly Pickup - Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ River's Edge Sport Complex South - Field 4. For info - www.roanokeultimate.com.

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