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The following researchers are looking for participants for studies, research projects, or educational exhibits that will further the understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
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Research Participants Needed!!
A research team at the University of Louisville is conducting a dissertation study about the associations between eating, thinking, and coping patterns. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey now. You won't be asked to provide your name, and responses will be kept completely confidential.
Simply click this link now (www.surveymonkey.com/s/EatingAndThinking) to access the survey, and feel free to repost the link! Dr. Patrick Pössel is supervising this study and any questions should be directed to the study coordinator, Annie Bjerg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for your participation!
Art Therapy/Pro-Ana Research Participants Needed! (Springfield, MA)
I am conducting a research study on viewers of pro-eating disorder websites and the effects of art therapy.
Participants may qualify if:
• Having viewed a pro-ED website for at least 10 minutes once monthly within the last six months
• BMI and eating disorder diagnosis are not a factor
The study includes:
• 6 weeks of art therapy once weekly for 45 minutes in a group setting
• Taking the EDI-3 and Bridge Drawing assessment pre-and post-study
This study may highly benefit the participant as outlined in the informed consent and as a result, assist future art therapists in employing interventions to viewers of pro-eating disorder websites. This study is in accordance with the IRB of Springfield College.
Please contact me @ Angela Ramsey (email@example.com or 989.245.1700)
Research Participants Invited - University of Iowa
Our research team is conducting a study to investigate parents' unique experiences of participating in family-based treatment.
We are recruiting 25 parents who have participated in family-based treatment for a child or adolescent with anorexia nervosa.
Who can participate?
• Parents (biological, adoptive, or step) who have participated in family based treatment for a child with anorexia nervosa at some point in the past
• Child was between ages 10 and 18 at the time of family-based treatment
• Are not currently in family-based treatment
What is the process?
• Participants will contact the researcher
• The researcher will email information about the study and a demographic questionnaire
• Participants will review the information about the study and, if they consent to participate, will complete and mail the demographic questionnaire to the researcher
• Some participants will be invited to participate in a 60-90 minute interview which may occur in person, via telephone, or via web chat
This study is being conducted by Joanna Wiese and Megan Foley Nicpon, PhD. If you are interested in participating, please contact Joanna Wiese at 563-676-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an eating disorder practitioner and have eligible clients interested in participating, please forward them this contact information.
Research on people's exercise and lifestyle attitudes
if you could spend a few minutes filling out this questionaire.
Click here for more info
We need your help to evaluate clinician and patient attitudes towards
neurosurgery used to treat Anorexia Nervosa.
We are conducting a survey examining the feasibility of using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in the treatment of Anorexia, and are looking for clinicians who work with eating disorder patients, as well as patients who have received the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to complete a brief online survey. The survey is completely confidential, and does not ask for any identifying information that might link you to the information you provide. To access the survey, click on the following link and you will be directed to the survey consent page: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DBSAN. Thank you in advance for your time, and we greatly appreciate your participation!
If you have any questions about the study, please contact study coordinator Eleanna Varangis at: 212-659-8724 or email@example.com. This study was reviewed and approved by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Institutional Review Board on August 15, 2011.
If you are Female, between the ages of 12-22 and have symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa.
You may be eligible to participate in a study examining the relationship between levels of sex hormones and impulsive/compulsive behaviors in female adolescents/young adults.
Study takes place over 2 visits with each lasting approximately 2 hours each
Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.
For more information please contact
Clinical Research Coordinator
MSSM IRB Approved 6/28/12 to 3/1/12
FAMILY STUDY OF ANOREXIA AND COGNITION
Stanford University Eating Disorders Program
James D. Lock, MD, Ph.D.
Stanford University is conducting a 5 year NIH sponsored study examining cognitive functioning of females with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa through neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging. Participants and eligible family members will complete neuropsychological testing. Eligible participants and eligible sisters will complete fMRI neuroimaging.
Who can participate?
• Females age 14-19 and over and their immediate family members (parents, & siblings age 9 and above)
• Past history of anorexia nervosa
• No metal in body or mouth hardware
• Participant and family members able to speak and read English
• Able to come to one or two 3-4 hour visits at Stanford
• Female sibling within three years of participant's age.
Participants and their family members (parents and eligible siblings age 9 and above) will complete a battery of neuropsychological tests that will span about 3-4 hours in one visit. Additionally, participants and sisters within 3 years of age of participant will complete an fMRI scan while playing cognitive computer games.
How Can I Participate?
If you are interested in participating, or would like further information, contact Nandini Datta at (650) 723-7885; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Study Seeking to Understand Eating Disorders Recovery and the Therapeutic Relationship
--Seeking 200 female participants (must be at least 18 years old) who have experienced eating disorders (past or present)
--100 females who have a history of/or are presently experiencing eating disorders behaviors--and have had therapy
--100 females who have a history of/or are presently experiencing eating disorders behaviors--and have NOT had therapy
--Participants will complete an online questionnaire (must have access to internet)
--Participants will receive $15 Gürze Books Gift Certificate (upon questionnaire completion)
Log on anytime to learn more about how to participate!!!! www.edrecoverystudy.com
Or Call Kathleen Check at 312-701-0727
Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL Institutional Review Board Approved
Research Study using MRI to examine Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescent Girls
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are conducting a study aimed at understanding brain development and the development of Bulimia Nervosa
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
* Females, 12-18 years old, who binge-eat and purge
* All ethnic groups
* The study will take place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
* Participation in our study will include visiting our clinic to complete interviews, games and puzzles, and an MRI scan.
* Treatment, free of charge will be provided to girls in need. Compensation (up to $400) will also be provided for participation.
For more information please call the Eating Disorders Clinic at (212) 543-5739 or visit our website: http://www.teenbulimiastudy.org/
Research Study for Adolescent Girls with Eating Problems
Does your eating feel out of control?
If so, you may be eligible for a research study aimed at understanding the development of eating disorders.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are recruiting girls (12 to 19 years old) who have a problem with binge-eating and purging, and girls who do not. Participation includes interviews, games and puzzles, and an MRI scan (MRI is a completely safe imaging modality). Compensation (up to $400) or treatment (free of charge) will be provided. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must give their consent before you can volunteer.
For more information, please call 212-543-5739 or 212-543-6072.
All calls will be kept confidential.
The Center for Eating Disorders at Weill Cornell Medical College's Westchester campus is seeking participants to help with a research study.
Are you between the ages of 18-55 suffering from Anorexia Nervosa? You may be eligible to participate in a National Institute of Mental Health sponsored study.
This study is looking at a medication treatment for Anorexia Nervosa. You will receive weekly medical monitoring and research medication at no cost in return for your participation. Additionally you will be compensated $250 for completing the 16-week medication trial and 8-week follow-up. Study is located in White Plains, NY.
For more information please call Melanie Lipton at 914-682-5475
Study on Recovery from Eating Disorders:
Doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania is recruiting women (over 18) with long-term recovery from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa to participate in in-depth interviews about the recovery process. Specifically, the study is an investigation of the progression from the early stages of recovery, which are typically characterized by a focus on behaviors, to a fully experienced felt sense of recovery.
In order to facilitate the arrangement of in person conduct interviews, there is a preference for participants from the following geographic areas: Philadelphia area, New York City and surrounding counties (as far North as Albany), New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Names and other identifying information will be kept strictly confidential. If you are interested in participating, please call Martina Verba at 914-231-7295 or email at email@example.com. If you know someone who might be interested, please feel free to pass along the information.
This research study has received IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval from the University of Pennsylvania. Primary investigators for this study are Ram Cnaan, MSW, Ph.D., Professor of Social Policy and Practice, Senior Associate Dean for Research, University of Pennsylvania, and Martina Verba, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Candidate in Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania.
A Binge Eating Disorder treatment study, at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, is looking for adult volunteers.
This study is comparing 2 outpatient, guided self-help treatments for binge eating disorder in adults ages 18-75. The treatments extend over a 4 month period and both consist of 10 group therapy sessions. The first treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the second is Integrative Response Therapy (IRT; a BED guided self-help treatment based affect regulation theories of binge eating).
Who Can Participate?
*Adults (women and men) ages 18-75 with Binge Eating Disorder
*Must be able to speak and read English
*Must be willing to be randomized to either treatment condition
*Must be able to make a 1.5 year commitment (treatment spans 4 months, but there are three 1-2 hour follow-up assessments)
*No current psychosis, alcohol/drug abuse, or severe depression with suicidal risk.
The treatment is free. The therapy sessions occur at Stanford University, and are typically scheduled weekly or biweekly.
Recruitment efforts will continue until 2013.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Sarah Pajarito by phone at (650) 724-9251, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women who have recovered from Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa
UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program is conducting a research a neuroimaging research study on those who have recovered from Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa. This research study will help us examine the neurobiology of Eating Disorders. Women who may qualify are:
• Between ages 18-45
• With normal height and weight
• No serious medical problems
• No current Medications (birth control ok)
If you have any questions or would like more information about the research study, please call (858)534-8031 or email@example.com.
Johns Hopkins researchers are conducting a placebo-controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of a research medication in the treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa. Participants will be offered 16 weeks of medication (active or inactive) and weekly outpatient medical monitoring by a psychiatrist. The treatment will be provided at no cost. To participate, you must 1) have anorexia nervosa, 2) be 18-55 years old 3) be medically stable for outpatient treatment 4) complete assessments (interviews, questionnaires, and medical evaluations) at intervals throughout the 16-week study and at 1- and 2-month follow-ups. All information gathered will remain confidential.
For more information please call our Eating Disorders Clinic at 410-955-3863 or email at ANresearchstudy@gmail.com. Angela Guarda M.D. IRB application: NA_00032632 http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/specialty_areas/eating_disorders/
Are you the parent of a child who is currently receiving outpatient treatment for Anorexia Nervosa?
If so, researchers would like to invite you to participate in an anonymous study that examines the experience of caring for a child with Anorexia Nervosa. They are interested in how a child’s eating disorder affects the parents and family – including coping reactions and significant relationships. Few medical or psychological resources are available to support parents who may face their own challenges with respect to the diagnosis of and treatment for their child’s Anorexia. They hope their research findings will contribute to enhanced understanding of how a child’s illness affects the families so that more support services for parents can be developed and provided. If your child is between the ages of 9-22, is receiving outpatient treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, and is currently living with you at home, they invite you to participate in this important study.
Participation will involve completing a series of questionnaires online that will take approximately 15-30 minutes. Your name and any identifying information will not be linked to your responses. Publications or presentations emanating from the research will not include individual responses, only group data will be presented.
Please click the following the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VN5VTDF and enter the password: participate (in all lowercase letters). You will be directed to an informed consent letter followed by a series of brief questionnaires for you to complete. If you would like further information contact Lauren F. Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Merle Keitel at email@example.com for information.
NOTE: This research study has received IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval from Fordham University and researchers will adhere to the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics. Primary investigators for this study are Merle A. Keitel, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology, Fordham University, and Lauren F. Stack, M.S., Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, Fordham University.
University of Utah
Full of Ourselves PLUS (FOO+) program for female adolescents
We are promoting healthy nutrition, physical activity and positive self-image to combat eating disorders, obesity and the negative effects of bullying. The program instructors will teach intuitive eating principles and participants will learn to make healthy snacks, engage in fun physical activity and interactive discussions about body image and how to be a girl leader. The free program involves 7 sessions. Participants will receive a t-shirt and other free gifts (blanket and water bottle) as part of being in the program.
For whom is this study appropriate:
1. Girls only
2. Ages 11-17 years old
3. Must have transportation to the University of Utah for 7 consecutive Friday afternoons
Please contact Dr. Justine Reel at Justine.Reel@hsc.utah.edu for more information.
DUKE EATING DISORDER PROGRAM
Looking Beyond the Surface
Acceptance-based separated family treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosaThis is a collaborative study between Duke University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Townson University. The aim of the study is to develop and test a family-based intervention that combines established eating disorder treatment components with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT has been found to be useful for other problems, but has not yet been systematically applied to issues of eating and body image.
With this study, we are trying to learn the most effective way to treat an adolescent’s eating disorder and how best to involve parents and caregivers in the process. Because parents and children have different concerns and are struggling with different aspects of the eating disorder, this treatment involves separated family treatment.For whom is this study appropriate?
1) Adolescents between 12-18
2) who are medically stable for outpatient treatment
3) and who have symptoms of anorexia nervosa
This study involves 20 sessions. In sessions 1-16 adolescents and parents are seen seperately; and in sessions 17-20 the family meets together.
As this is a new treatment, participants will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires on the computer, provide feedback about the treatment, and participate in focus groups.
For more information please call Lisa K. Honeycutt at 919-684-0353 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Philadelphia location please contact: Natalia Orloff 215-596-7183 email@example.com
Eating Experiences Study
This research experiment conducted at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to determine the relationship between levels of distress and sensory experiences of eating (i.e., taste, smell, texture, etc.) for individuals with elevated eating concerns. Eligible participants must be female and over the age of 18. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires on eating habits and psychological and emotional well-being, complete a series of math tasks, eat a self-determined amount of a lactose-free milkshake in the laboratory, and answer questions about sensory experiences related to the milkshake. Initial questionnaires to determine eligibility will take approximately 30 minutes. If you are eligible, you will be contacted to participate in the second portion of the study, which will take approximately 1 - 2 hours.
Those who complete the research study will be invited to participate in a skills group for individuals with eating concerns.
Please contact Annie Haynos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-682-8675 for more information.
Treatment of Bulimic Adolescents
Please Help Us Determine Effective Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa
The University of Chicago is conducting a study to evaluate effective outpatient psychological treatments for adolescents with bulimia nervosa.
• You are needed if you are a family with an adolescent (12-18 years old) who has bulimia nervosa.
• The study requires that the adolescent and his/her parents be interviewed, fill out questionnaires, and then be assigned to one of three outpatient psychological treatments.
• 18 outpatient visits will be provided over a 5 month period.
If you are interested and would like more information, please call us at 773-834-5677 or email email@example.com.