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April 4, 2013

RESEARCH STUDIES

RESEARCH STUDIES:

  1. 1.      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.

  1. 2.      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

Did you Know?

In the United States a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds?  If you did, and you know more facts about Type 1 Diabetes, you could win $30 and other prizes next Friday!

2013 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam.  April 12 at 5:00PM in the Gymnasium.  Contests and prizes for students.

Questions about the event?  Email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Graduation Thank You Video

Do you want to tell your family and friends THANK YOU for their help and support during your journey to graduation? Participate in the Graduation Thank You Video that will be shown at the Salem Civic Center before and after Commencement on May 1oth.

Your opportunities to participate are:

  • Wednesday, April 10th - 4-5:30 p.m. in Webber Hall room 307
  • Friday, April 19th - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Spring Fling, Fishburn Hall, President's Conference Room on the first floor
  • Wednesday, April 24th 11 a.m to 1 p.m. during Cap & Gown Pick Up, Natural Science Center deck

Questions? Contact Tara Nepper at tnepper@virginiawestern.edu

 

April Volunteer Events

Feeding America Hunger Study Information Session

Monday, April 8th 12pm-1pm

Natural Science Center

Feeding America Southwest VA will be on campus to speak about VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that are available! Volunteers are needed to help with the client survey by working in teams to visit assigned food distribution sites throughout Southwest Virginia to randomly select clients for a computer-based interview. Teams of 3 to 4 will be paired with a food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen to conduct client interviews. This great opportunity allows volunteers to learn more about hunger in their community.

 

West End Center for Youth- After School Craft Activity day trip

Helping Kids with limited resources find unlimited opportunities

Friday, April 12th 3pm-6pm (depart VWCC at 2:30)

Transportation is available- sign up in the Volunteer Center or by emailing lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

 

Monthly Visits with Residents at South Roanoke nursing Home

Play games and spend time with the residents!

Wednesday, April 24th 2pm-3pm (depart VWCC at 1:45)

Transportation is available- sign up in the Volunteer Center or by emailing lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.” ~Carrie Chapman Catt

Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising

Do you know that this is the title of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?  Do you want to know the details of this proposed plan?  Do you want to be involved with this project next year?
Come find out more information at the following sessions which are open to all faculty, staff, and students.  Refreshments will be provided.
  • Monday, April 8 12-1 pm in W308
  • Thursday, April 11 2-3 pm in W310
 
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising, please contact Kristel Clark, QEP Coordinator, at kclark@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6218.

Volunteer/Internship Opportunity!

The Feeding America Hunger Study will start next month- VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available! Volunteers are needed to help with the client survey by working in teams to visit assigned food distribution sites throughout Southwest Virginia to randomly select clients for a computer-based interview. Teams of 3 to 4 will be paired with a food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen to conduct client interviews. This great opportunity allows volunteers to learn more about hunger in their community.

Feeding America Southwest VA is holding an Information Session on Monday, April 8 from 12-1 PM in the Natural Science Center.  If you are interested and can't make the information session you can pick up a FASWVA volunteer information form in the Volunteer Office, Thomas Center room 210 or email Lori Mier, lmier@virginiawestern.edu.