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February 28, 2014

Paid Reserach Opportunities

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 task 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 analysis
  • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaires session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game
Who is eligible?
  • OEF/OIF Veterans
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2068 or at vets@vtc.vt.edu
Volunteers are need for a neuroimaging study. Eligible participants must be healthy adults who:
  • Are between 18 and 55 years old
  • Are not claustrophobic
  • Do not have permanent metal implants
  • Can commit to participating in multiple sessions over the course of several months
Participants will:
  • Participate in interview and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Receive a copy of their brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour or more for participating
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2068 or at participate@vtc.vt.edu
Feeling depressed or down? Counseling may help. Volunteers are needed to participate in an MRI study. Eligible participants must:
  • Be 18-55 years old
  • Have problems with depression
  • Not taking antidepressants
  • Not have any metal implants
  • Not be claustrophobic
Participants will:
  • Receive free counseling
  • Participate in interviews and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Be paid $15 per hour or more for participating
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2032 or at depression@vtc.vt.edu