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UK Study
- A list of research studies currently looking for volunteers in the UK. This organization is located in London.
Columbia University Medical Center
Government Listings of Clinical Studies
Rogers Hospital Study Listings
ANRED study Listings
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University of Chicago Studies


STUDIES BY REGION
The studies below are listed by location for ease of use; however, many of the studies do not require that you live within that geographic area in order to participate.

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California
STUDY OF SENSORY INTEGRATION AND BODY IMAGE IN ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Researchers in the lab of Dr. VS Ramachandran in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego are recruiting individuals ages 13-55 who are currently underweight and have a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. We are studying how sensory integration relates to disturbances in body image. The study involves 1 hour of behavioral testing on the main UCSD campus for $20, then (optional) about 3 hours of brain imaging (MEG and MRI) with tapping of clothed body parts at an imaging center near campus, paid $20 per hour. For more information or to inquire about participation please email Laura Case at the Center for Brain and Cognition, UCSD: lkcase@ucsd.edu.

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ONLINE RESEARCH STUDY ON WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA
I am a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. My research study examines various aspects of internal and external control as they relate to eating attitudes and recovery. I am currently recruiting participants who have recovered from anorexia as well as those who remain symptomatic. If you are a woman between the ages of 18-45, who was initially diagnosed with anorexia nervosa between the ages of 13-25, I invite you to participate in my online study. The Institutional Review Board at Fielding Graduate University has approved my research; your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You may click on the following link to participate: Anorexia Study. For more information, please call Summer at 415-302-5486 or email her at anorexiarecovery@yahoo.com.

GENETICS OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA STUDY
Participate in UCLA genetic research if you and a family member have both suffered from Anorexia Nervosa. Participants may live anywhere in the United States. Please phone 310-825-9822 or email research.ucla@yahoo.com.

RESEARCHERS SEEK WOMEN RECOVERED FROM EATING DISORDERS
This study is being done at UCSD to determine if the brain can tell the difference in caloric content of food even if subjects cannot consciously tell. Women ages of 18-45, who are right-handed and are recovered from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa are eligible. This study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires, a taste test and an fMRI scan. The total time commitment for this study is approximately 6-8 hours, which will be spread out over the course of several weeks. The compensation for completion of this study and all related materials will be $150. For more information, contact UCSD Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program at (858) 366-2525 or email edresearch@ucsd.edu

FREE FAMILY THERAPY
Free family therapy treatment available as part of a study. Teens with anorexia and their families can apply to be part of the study and receive 16 free sessions of family therapy. Families must agree to be taped. San Diego, UCSD. Call us at: 858-228-7023

STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF QUETIAPINE ON ANOREXIA NERVOSA SYMPTOMS
This study is being done at UCSD to determine whether the medication quetiapine helps people suffering from anorexia nervosa by reducing core eating disorder symptoms, as well as symptoms of anxiety, depression and obsessionality, in addition to increasing BMI. Men and women between the ages of 18-65 and currently suffering from anorexia nervosa are needed. This study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires, lab work and medication management. The total time commitment for this study is approximately 18 hours, which will be spread out over the course of 8-10 weeks. The compensation for completion of this study and all related materials will be $360. For more information, contact UCSD Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program at (858) 366-2525 or email edresearch@ucsd.edu.

MAUDSLEY FAMILY THERAPY  STUDY
5 day intensive program available for anorexic teens and their families using a Maudsley based approach. See our website for details: http://eatingdisorders.ucsd.edu 

WOMEN NEEDED FOR fMRI RESEARCH STUDY
Help UCSD researchers understand the etiology of eating disorders. If you are: female, recovered from anorexia nervosa, medication free, normal height/weight, no serious medical problems.  Your participation could help us develop treatment & preventative measures for these complex & serious disorders. You will receive up to $150 for completing the program and all assessments. For more info, contact the Center for ED Research at 858-366-2525 or edresearch@ucsd.edu

Connecticut
CLINICAL TRIAL FOR BULIMIA
Contact: Phyllis Roloff at the Wilkins Eating Disorders Center 203-531-1909.
Free screening and treatment. You must be a woman, age 18 or over. After a pre-screening to see if you meet minimum guidelines, there will be 5 to 10 visits over the next 4 months and then 2 follow-up visits after that. This NIH funded study is being conducted in Greenwich, Connecticut. The purpose is to test the effectiveness of Prozac and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of bulimia in a primary care setting. Researchers are attempting to determine if the primary care doctor can help bulimia sufferers or if they are better served in a specialized treatment facility.


Florida
BONE STRENGTH IN YOUNG FEMALES WITH ANOREXIA
Kolin Research Group
1065 West Morse Blvd., Suite 202
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: 407-644-1122
Fax: 407-644-6554
Participants must between the ages of 10-17


Georgia
EATING DISORDERS AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS STUDY
Purpose of the study: To learn more about intimate relationships in adult women with eating disorders

Who we need:
Female
Age 18 years or older
In a committed romantic relationship
Partnered woman with eating disorders
Currently clinically diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
Currently in outpatient, inpatient, or residential eating disorder treatment
Medically stable/no hospitalization
No DSM-IV Axis II diagnoses (personality disorders or mental retardation)
Currently married or cohabiting with partner

How you can help:
Fill out a confidential calendar survey asking you to recall information about your intimate relationship and eating disorder:
https://www.novisystems.com/NoviSurvey/n/zz46k.aspx

What you may earn:
Enter a drawing to win one of eight $25 Visa gift cards.
Participation is not necessary to enter the drawing.

If you are interested in participating or would like more study information, please contact:
Lisa Zak-Hunter, MS at: lzak@uga.edu
Dr. Lee Johnson at: ljohnson@fcs.uga.edu


Illinois
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; DANIEL LE GRANGE, PHD
Individual therapy, Family therapy, Group therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Support groups, Outpatient,
College/University Counseling Program, Research*
5841 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL
Office: 773-702-9277
Fax: 773-702-6454
Website: http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/research/volunteers/bulimia.html
email #1: Dlegrang@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
email #2: bulimia@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
****Research: Please help determine effective psychosocial treatments for adolescents with bulimia. The University of Chicago is conducting a five-year NIMH study to evaluate effective outpatient psychological treatments for adolescents with bulimia nervosa.
To participate you must be between the ages of 12-19 and suffer from bulimia nervosa. The study requires that the study participants and their parents be interviewed, fill out questionnaires and then be assigned to one of two outpatient psychological treatments. Treatment will consist of about 20 outpatient visits schedules over a 6-month period. Treatment will be provided free of charge. If you are interested in participating in this study or you would like more information please contact Jennifer Grusby at 773-834-5677

ONLINE EATING DISORDERS RECOVERY, KATHLEEN CHECK
Research Study Seeking to Understand Relationship between 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) ---approximately 25 minutes to complete
--Participants will receive $15 Gürze Books Gift Certificate (upon questionnaire completion)
Log on anytime to learn more about how to participate!!!! edrecoverystudy.com
Or Call Kathleen Check at 312-701-0727
Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL Institutional Review Board Approved

Maryland 
FAMILY THERAPY STUDY 
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is looking for participants aged 12-18 years meeting the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa to take part in a family therapy study. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two types of family therapy and either a placebo or medication group. Family therapy will be given for 36 weeks and medication for a full year. Then, patients will be followed for 12-months after the end of family treatment. Hence, each family will participate for approximately 1.75-years, with a total participation time of some 50-hours. In a sub-study, blood will be drawn from those volunteering for genetic analysis; this is optional. If you are interested in finding out more about this study and live in the Baltimore metro area, please contact 410.427.3854.

BULIMIA RESEARCH STUDY
The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is seeking women 18-40 years old with bulimia nervosa interested in a research study funded by the Klarman Family Foundation. The study includes a health assessment, blood testing and pictures of the brain taken using a medical scanner. Eligible women will be paid up to $400 for their participation and will be offered 6 weeks of outpatient treatment. Please call (410) 955-3863 for more information or email aguarda@jhmi.edu. Principal Investigator: Angela Guarda MD

ANOREXIA RESEARCH STUDY
The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is seeking adults aged 18-55 to participate in a placebo-controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of a research medication in the treatment of 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 and participants will receive up to $250 for completing all parts of the study. To participate, you must have anorexia nervosa, be 18-55 years old, be medically stable for outpatient treatment, and willing to 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. Please call (410) 955-3863 for more information or email Angela Guarda at aguarda@jhmi.edu.

Massachusetts
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL STUDY
The Neuroendocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking girls and women who have ever had anorexia nervosa to participate in a research study investigating hormone levels and genetics of anorexia nervosa. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old to be eligible. The study involves a single outpatient visit lasting 90 minutes, including a blood draw and questionnaires. Participants will also perform one night time and one morning saliva collection. Volunteers receive reimbursement for parking and transportation. For more information or to find out if you're eligible to participate, please contact Justine Blum at 617-643-2609 or jiblum@partners.org.

EFFECTS OF RHIGF-1 ON BONE METABOLISM IN TEENAGE GIRLS WITH ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Bone metabolism will be investigated in teenage girls with AN.
We will determine the effects of IGF-1 administration on bone accumulation.
Eligibility Criteria: Girls ages 12 – 18 years with the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (DSM-IV criteria)
Study Details: Bone density test, nutritional and hormonal evaluations
Short medical history and questionnaires
Payment for participation up to $525 and parking / transportation expenses offered
For More Information Please Contact:
Dr. Madhu Misra (617) 724-5602 OR Nara Mendes (617) 724-6046 Email: nmendes1@partners.org

EATING DISORDER STUDY
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center seeks women with a history of anorexia nervosa, age 18-40 to participate in a research study evaluating the behavioral effects of amino acid capsules. Involves 2 screening visits and 6 study visits. Stipend is $575. For more info, call Devon Carroll at (617) 667-2113.

FEMALE VOLUNTEERS
who are currently anorexic, or have recovered from past symptoms of anorexia nervosa, age 18-45, in stable medical health, and not taking medications (with the exception of oral contraceptives), are sought for a study of behavioral ratings and blood hormone levels. Eligible participants will receive up to $550 for a total of 4 outpatient visits and two overnight stays at the Clinical Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Addie Smith, (617) 552-2758

BONE LOSS (OSTEOPENIA) IN ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Jennifer Minihan
55 Fruit Street
MGH, BUL 457B
Boston , MA 02114
Contact Phone: 617-724-7393
Fax: 617-726-5072
Email: Jminihan@partners.org
Must Travel to Site
Study Involves: Assessments, interviews, questionnaires, medical testing Free bone density scan and assessment A three and a half hour outpatient visit for blood work, bone density, medical and nutritional assessment. Investigation of the frequency and the cause of bone loss in spine, hip, wrist, and total body in anorexia nervosa.

EFFECTS OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA ON BONE MASS
Contact Name: Madhu Misra, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital BUL457B Neuroendocrine Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Contact Phone: 617-724-5602
Email: mmisra@partners.org
Website: mgh.harvard.edu
Adolescents 13-18, Must Travel to Site.
Study Involves: Hormonal, nutritional, and bone density assessments for girls with anorexia nervosa Compensation of up to $1,050 renumeration and parking. Requires four overnight inpatient stays over the course of one and a half years plus seven outpatient visits. Study examines effect of estrogen administration on bone density and bone metabolism.

BULIMIA NERVOSA STUDY
Free confidential treatment is available to those who are eligible.
Do you or someone you know: Binge eat?, Compensate by vomiting or other extremes?, Have severe moodiness or relationship problems? Now enrolling participants (ages 18-65) in a free treatment study. We are investigating two active treatments, including education and counseling, for bulimia nervosa. If you are interested please contact the Center. For initial screenings and information, call (617) 353-9610. You can also visit our website at www.bu.edu/anxiety.

ONLINE EATING DISORDER SURVEY
Researchers at Harvard University seek participants for a study of eating disordered behaviors. If you are over 18 years old and have binged or purged in the last 3 months you may be eligible to participate in an internet research survey about why people intentionally engage in such behaviors. Participation takes approximately one half hour and if you wish you may be entered into a drawing to win one of five $50 prizes. Survey located at: www.eatingdisordersurvey.com
(617) 496-8563


Michigan
MALE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED!
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE OF EATING DISORDERS IN MALES?
Men and boys who have or had an eating disorder (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder) and would be willing to share the experience are asked to contact Joseph Mifsud, a doctoral candidate.
Joseph C. Mifsud M.A., Psy.S., L.L.P.
Michigan School of Professional Psychology
26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Contact Phone:(248)891-8587
Email: jos__mif@msn.com (two underscores)

POSSIBILITIES PROJECTS
Contact Name: Karen Stein, Ph.D., R.N.
400 N Ingalls Building
School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact Phone: 734-763-9716
1-800 #: 800-742-2300 ext 2200
Email: possibilities@umich.edu
Website: www.umich.edu/~possibil/index.htm
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa Must Travel to Site Questionnaires, psychotherapy sessions, nutritional counseling, physical assessments Compensation: Free treatment; up to $200 compensation upon completion.
The Possibilities Project is a research study designed to test the effectiveness of a new type of psychotherapy for women with eating disorders. Our new therapy focuses on womenís potentials and the creation of new possibilities for the future.

Minnesota
THERAPY STUDY
University of Minnesota
Do you struggle with binge eating and purging (self-induced vomiting)?
Is your sense of self-esteem strongly influenced by your body shape and/or weight?
The Eating Disorders Research Program is testing a new type of therapy for the treatment of bulimic symptoms. Individuals ages 18 – 65 who are interested in learning more about this research opportunity and determining eligibility should call: 612-627-1991 (All calls are confidential)

EATING DISORDER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
The Joy Project in collaboration with The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University is conducting a research study analyzing the characteristics of eating disorders and factors that impact access to treatment or the treatment process. Your responses to the survey are completely anonymous and the data collected cannot be traced back to participants. The information obtained will not only help to reach out to those within the community that suffer with an eating disorder, but will provide treatment providers and researchers with a more accurate profile of the eating disorder population. If you would like to participate and are 13 years of age or older, please click the link to access the online survey: survey link

BINGE-EATING RESEARCH
Men and women (18-46) who are over weight and have a problem with binge eating are invited to participate in a paid research study at the University of Minnesota. The study involves evaluation and brain scanning (MRI), but not treatment.
For information, call 612-624-0195.

EATING DISORDERS RESEARCH
Women (18-46) who have a problem with binge eating and purging (Bulimia Nervosa) are invited to participate in a paid research study at the University of Minnesota. The study involves evaluation and brain scanning (MRI), but not treatment.
For information, call 612-624-0195.

THERAPY STUDY FOR BULIMIC SYMPTOMS
Therapy Study for Bulimic Symptoms. Individuals ages 18 and older who struggle with bulimic symptoms are needed for a research study offering free therapy. For more information please call 612-627-1991.

BONE AND MUSCLE STRENGTH IN FEMALES WITH ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Contact: Amanda Thieschafer
612-625-9753
The Laboratory of Musculoskeletal Health in the University of Minnesota's Department of Kinesiology is looking for females diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa between the ages of 18-30 to participate in a study using new technology to measure bone strength and muscle mass.
Time commitment: 1.5 hours
Parking fees will be paid for and all participants will receive a $20 stipend for their time.

DEPRESSION STUDY
Have your previous medication treatments failed to improve your depressive symptoms? Men and women 18 years and older are needed for a research study at the University of Minnesota adding an investigational medication to FDA-approved anti-depressant medications for depression. If you suffer from depression, and medications donít seem to be helping, you may be eligible to participate. Study medications are provided at no cost to participants.
Ambulatory Research Center (ARC)
University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry
606 24th Avenue South, Suite 602
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Telephone: 612-627-4890

DEPRESSION MEDICATION STUDY
The Behavioral Health Department at Regions Hospital in Minnesota is conducting a research study of an investigational medication for depression. If you are interested in learning more about this research opportunity, please contact us at: 651-739-HELP.
We are looking for participants who currently have symptoms of depression who have tried at least one medication for it, but who found that it didnít work as well as was hoped. All testing, evaluations and study medication are provided at no cost. Patients must be in stable medical health. Participation is voluntary and study patients can withdraw at any time.
Symptoms of depression include: sad, down or low mood, decreased interest or pleasure in usual activities, changes in sleep or appetite, trouble thinking and concentrating or indecisiveness, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt. People with depression may experience recurrent thoughts of death or dying.
Contact: alex.e.dewar@healthpartners.com

ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA STUDIES
You can find more currently enrolling research studies by going to the UofM Med School website: www.med.umn.edu and clicking on "research" and searching for active clinical trials.

Missouri

STUDY ON COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
Washington University School of Medicine Weight Management and Eating Disorder Program: Does your eating feel out of control? Are you overweight? If so, you may be eligible to take part in a treatment study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The study is investigating three different treatments for compulsive overeating. The 24-week individual therapy program for men and women is being conducted by Washington University (WU) in St. Louis. You may qualify to participate in the research study if you are overweight and have a problem with compulsive overeating. There is no fee for participating, and you will be paid during follow-up assessments. If you qualify initially you will receive a no-cost health evaluation. The program will take place through the Weight Management and Eating Disorder Program at WU. For more information, call 314-286-0070. Location: 4488 Forest Park Pkwy, 3rd Floor St. Louis, MO 63108, Contact: 314-286-0070, or email: mccarthym@wustl.edu. 


New Jersey
THE RUTGERS EATING DISORDERS CLINIC
The Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, is doing an important research study on bulimia and binge eating, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. The benefit of this research is to help lead to a better understanding of eating disorders and the factors that maintain and treat them. In return for participating, you will receive free treatment at the Rutgers University Eating Disorders Clinic, which is directed by Dr. G. Terence Wilson, a leading international expert in the treatment of eating disorders. You will also receive $50.00 in payment for your participation. Eligible participants (determined by an interview) will be asked to keep records of their eating patterns and will receive healthful nutritional supplements (free of charge) and two test meals at the clinic. Subjects will be asked to bring in these records to the clinic. The location of the Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic is at Rutgers University in central New Jersey. If you think you may be interested in participating in this study, please contact the Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic, at (732) 445-2292 and let us know a good time to reach you by phone. (The address is 41C Gordon Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854). All calls are confidential. If you prefer, you can send an e-mail to jlatner@rci.rutgers.edu

BINGE EATING DISORDER STUDY
Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic: Binge Eating Disorder Study: "Compulsive Overeating Program" Does your eating fell out of control? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a treatment study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The study is investigating three state-of-the-art treatments for compulsive overeating. The 24-week individual therapy program for men and women is being conducted at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. You may qualify to participate in the research study if you are overweight and have a problem with compulsive overeating. There is no fee for  participating, and you will be paid during follow-up assessments. For more information, call the Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic at 732-445-2292.

New York
SERTRALINE IN THE TREATMENT OF BINGE EATING DISORDER IN OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Contact:Suah Kim
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: 212-659-8732
Fax: 212-987-4031
Email: suah.kim@mssm.edu
Participants should be between ages of 8-18 and should not currently be taking anti-depressants

TOPIRAMATE IN THE TREATMENT OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER IN OVERWEIGHT ADULTS
Contact:Suah Kim
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: 212-659-8732
Fax: 212-987-4031
Email: suah.kim@mssm.edu
Participants should be between the ages of 18-65 and have a BMI between 30 and 50. Compensation provided.

GENETICS OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Contact Name: Linda Kondilis
Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains , NY 10605
Contact Phone: (914) 997-5927
Fax: (914) 997-5781
Email: lmk2005@med.cornell.edu
Study Involves: Interviews, Assessments, Questionnaires, Blood Draw Monetary Incentive
Participant Requirements: 16 and older, may complete study by phone/mail OR travel to site. A relative with Anorexia also willing to participate. The study will investigate genes in sibling or relative pairs affected with anorexia nervosa.

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
EATING DISORDERS CLINIC COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
Directors: B. Timothy Walsh, M.D.; Michael Delvin, M.D.; Evelyn Attia, M.D.
Individual Counseling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Inpatient, Outpatient, Research Treatment*
1051 Riverside Drive #98 New York, NY 10032
Additional Communities Served: New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, National
Office : 212-543-5316
Website: www.columbia.edu/~ea12
email: edru@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu
Treats all forms of eating disorders; children, adolescents and adults. No cost research treatment available*
Overview: The Eating Disorders Clinic is part of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, located at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. We are a nationally recognized treatment/research program. The purpose of the clinic is to study Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in an effort to find more effective treatments for each. Since ours is a research program, we offer free treatment to eligible women who suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and to men and women who suffer from binge eating disorder. We have both inpatient and outpatient facilities, staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, recreational and occupational therapists, and research personnel, all with the training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Our funding is from federal and state grants, as well as private contributions.
A brief screening is conducted at the time of the initial phone inquiry to obtain background and general information from the patient. Following the phone screen, a personal interview is scheduled for further evaluation. Eligibility criteria vary from study to study.

FREE TREATMENT FOR TEENS
The Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program is offering free treatment as part of a federally funded study (Principal Investigator: Katharine Loeb, PhD) for children and adolescents with emerging anorexia nervosa. If your child is 10-17 years old, is medically stable, and is developing signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, s/he may be eligible to participate. The study is approved by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Institutional Board (Protocol 04-0978, approved through 8/31/07). For more information, contact Rebecca Greif at 212-659-8724.

TREATMENT STUDY
An NIMH-Funded study on Bulimia Nervosa is being conducted at the Cornell Medical Center - Westchester Division. The purpose of the study is to compare to sequential arms of treatment for efficacy and cost effectiveness. In one arm of treatment the participant begins with a guided self-help manual and if she has not ceased bingeing and purging at the end of this program she is then offered medication. If she does not respond to medication she will then receive the state of the art cognitive behavioral therapy. In the other arm of treatment the participant begins with the state of the art cognitive behavioral therapy. If she does not respond she is then offered fluoxetine. In both treatment programs the participant is followed for 1 year. The treatment is free and the therapy is conducted by experienced eating disorder therapists. For those who may be interested in learning more about the study or who want to participate in the study and live in or near the metropolitan New York area please contact Dr. Katherine Halmi, M.D., at 914-997-5875 or directly contact research study coordinator: Susan M. Reed at 914-997-4395 or by email sur9008@med.cornell.edu.

North Carolina
The University of North Carolina’s Eating Disorders Program announces a new clinical psychotherapy trial for bulimia nervosa. This study is comparing two different ways to deliver cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is the treatment of choice for bulimia. Patients will be randomized (like a flip of a coin) to either face to face group CBT or internet-delivered CBT with a therapist-moderated chat group. There is no cost for participating in this trial. Eligibility Requirements: Male or Female, at least 18 years old, have a home computer with Internet access.
Please contact the Research Coordinator at (919) 966-2882 or cbt4bn@unc.edu for more information.

North Dakota
STEPPED CARE VS. BEST AVAILABLE CARE FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA
Contact Name: Jason Hammes NRI
700 1st Ave. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
Contact Phone: 701-293-3056
1-800 #: 877-299-3511
Fax: 701-293-3226
Email: jhammes@nrifargo.com
Website: www.nrifargo.com
Bulimia Nervosa Must Travel to Site Assessments, interviews, questionnaires, medical testing Free treatment, monetary incentive
Randomly assigns individuals with Bulimia Nervosa to one of two treatment approaches, either Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Self-Help therapy.

Ohio
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH LEVELS OF EATING DISORDER SYMPTOMS IN POSTPARTUM PERIOD: AN APPLICATION OF THE iTEND AND BEFRIEND OF STRESS RESPONSES FOR WOMEN
Contact Name: Julie Janco-Gidley
7282 Brakeman Rd
Painesville, OH 44077
Contact Phone: 440-254-4655
Fax: 440-350-0108
Email: julie_gidley@yahoo.com
Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa postpartum women Females age 18 and up 6 brief surveys completed on a website Compensation: Entered in a drawing for $50 Babies-R-Us gift certificate Must have given birth to a baby within the past 12 months (i.e. infants no older than 1 year) University of Akron Doctoral Dissertation. Topics: stress, coping, relationships with infants and others, and eating habits during the postpartum period.


Pennsylvania

CBT FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announces a new clinical psychotherapy trial for bulimia nervosa. This study will compare two different ways to deliver cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is the treatment of choice for bulimia. Patients will be assigned by chance to either experimental face to face group CBT or an experimental, internet-delivered CBT with a therapist-moderated chat group. There is no cost for participating in this trial. If you are 18 years or older and have a home computer with internet access, you may be eligible. Please contact the Research Coordinator at 412-647-1776 for more information.

ANOREXIA NERVOSA GENETIC RESEARCH STUDY
Contact: Christine Pollice
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
600 Iroquois Building, 3811 OíHara Street
Pittsburgh , PA 15213
Contact Phone: 412-647-9827
1-800 #: 888-895-3886
Fax: 412-647-9740
Email: EDResearch@msx.upmc.edu
Website: www.angenetics.org
The study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires, and a blood draw. Participants will be paid for completion of the study. Participating families must have 2 or more members who have or previously have had anorexia nervosa. Participants will not need to travel; everything can be done where you live. The questionnaires and interviews can be done by telephone and the blood can be drawn at a qualified laboratory near you.

BRAIN IMAGING STUDIES
Lorie Fischer
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15260
Contact Phone: 412-647-9904
1-800 #: 888-265-9289
Email: fischerla@upmc.edu
Website: http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/anbnbrainimaging/
Must Travel to Site
Study Involves:PET, fMRI scans, lab work, physical exam, assessments, interviews, questionnaires Travel expenses paid in full, payment varies by study No medication (birth control pills accepted), free of binge/purge/restricting behavior for at least a year Seeking women recovered from anorexia or bulimia nervosa for brain imaging studies investigating serotonin levels in the brain


Washington
MOMS & TEENS
Contact Name: Trina Colburn
3124 59th Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
Contact Phone: 253-740-2689
Email: trinac@spu.edu
Females, Age 13-20 Study Involves: 20-30 Minute Questionnaire with sister & mom Compensation: Raffle for $100
Examining similarities and differences between teen sisters and their mother regarding body image dissatisfaction.

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