Research Study Subject Recruitment

Are you between the ages of 18-35 years old and interested in participating in a sleep study that investigates metabolism and diet?

This research study is being done to see if the timing of our meals can help prevent physiological changes that may make overnight workers more at risk for the development of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Research Study Description:

  • 3-5 short medical screening visits
  • Must live in New England
  • One 14 day in-laboratory stay at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • No study medication involved
  • Payment up to $4,000 for your time

To see if you are eligible, please fill out our online survey at https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/9869 or call us at 844-230-3663 (844-230-FOOD).

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Study Title: Development of Countermeasures Against Adverse Metabolic Effects of Shiftwork

Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Frank Scheer, PhD

Contact for this notice: Countermeasures@partners.org

IRB expiration date: 9/18/2018

 

Are you at risk for diabetes?

The Dietary Habits research study will evaluate if changing meal patterns lowers risk for developing diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Prospective research study participants must be overweight (BMI 25-38), non-smokers, between the ages of 25-55 and without medication use (birth control is acceptable).

Research Study Description:

  • Medical screening at no cost
  • 3-5 short screening visits
  • Must live in New England
  • Two 9-day in-laboratory stays at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • No study medication involved
  • Up to $5,000 for your time

To see if you are eligible please fill out the REDcap link: https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/9862 please indicate interest as “Dietary Habits Study”, or call us at 844-667-6325 (844-667-MEAL).

IRB Expiration: 3/25/2018

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Study Title: Effects of Dietary Habits on Metabolic Health

Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Frank Scheer, PhD

Contact for this notice: DietaryHabits@partners.org

Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers need you!  Looking for adults between the ages of 21-55

This study will be performed in healthy individuals with genetic variation in a gene called MTNR1B. This gene influences the regulation of blood sugar and has been associated with type 2 diabetes risk. Your genes are passed down from your parents and then passed on to your children. If you are eligible and interested in enrolling in our research study we collect a saliva or blood sample to test your genetic material for the MTNR1B genetic variation.

Requirements:
Prospective subjects must be healthy Caucasian non-smokers between the ages of 21-55, live in New England, and off most medications (birth control is acceptable).

Study Description:
•    Medical Screening at no cost to you.
•    3-4 short screening visits
•    Must live in New England
•    5-day in-laboratory stay at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
•    Willing to take melatonin
•    Payment approximately $1,700 for your time.

To see if you are eligible, please fill out our online survey at https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/melatonin and indicate interest as “Melatonin Study”.

IRB Expiration: 4/15/2018

Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Study title: Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
Faculty member responsible for this notice: Frank Scheer
Contact for this notice: bwhmelatonin@partners.org, or (617) 732-7352

Participants needed for 8 Day Space Research Study at Brigham & Women's Hospital

Eligible participants:

  • Healthy men and women
  • 18-55 years old
  • Not on medications (birth control okay).
  • Sleep about 8 hours a night
  • Receive up to $2,075 Interested?

 Contact us at 617-525-7597 or eightdaystudy@partners.org

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Study title: The ISS Dynamic Lighting Schedule: An in-flight lighting countermeasure to facilitate circadian adaptation, improve sleep and enhance alertness and performance on the international space station.

Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Steven W. Lockley, PhD

Contact for this notice: Wendy Chan

IRB expiration: 7/7/2017

Volunteers age 50-65 needed for 10-day research study

Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders is inviting men and women aged 50-65 to participate in research study. The study tests how different sleep schedules and light levels at work impact performance on day and night shifts. You must be healthy and a non-smoker to qualify and first pass a series of screening tests.

Participants will spend 10 consecutive days in the study, and must follow a strict study schedule, including spending 8-9 hours in a private room at the hospital during the daytime or nighttime on most days, followed by 2 entire days in a row. Some participants will also be required to sleep for 8 hours each afternoon at home on several study days.

Receive up to $2,575. Interested? Contact Mike Harris (617-525-8904)

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Study title: Treatment of Circadian Disruption from Shiftwork in Older Adults

Faculty member responsible for this notice: Dr. Jeanne Duffy, PhD

Contact for this notice: Audra Murphy (617-525-8904)

IRB expiration date: 10/1/2017

 

Other research studies that are recruiting participants can be reviewed at the HMS Division of Sleep Medicine research subject recruitment page.

 

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