ThisWeek@UVM to Return in the Fall
Thanks for all your submissions this semester. ThisWeek@UVM will return the first week of the fall semester. Please submit fall events and announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Farmer Training Program will operate a farmstand outside of Bailey/Howe Library every Thursday, June 6 to Oct. 10, 2013, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Information: email@example.com.
Clean Energy Fund Seeks Student Committee Members
UVM's Clean Energy Fund Committee is seeking six new student committee members for the 2013-2014 academic year. We need four undergraduate students and two graduate student to fill these posts starting in September. To apply, visit: www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/get-involved. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intervale Food Hub
It's time to sign up for your Intervale Food Hub fall semester student share. Share options for students include: vegetables, eggs, cheese, pesto, bread, yogurt, meat and more! The share begins the week of Sept. 2 and runs through the week of Dec. 3. The sign-up period will close Aug. 19, 2013. Visit our website to view the share options and sign up. Information: email@example.com.
Biomass to Biofuels Course
Register for the four-credit course, running Aug. 26 to Dec. 4, that provides hands-on instruction in various biofuels including liquid biofuels (biodiesel from seed and waste vegetable, bioethanol, algae-biofuel); solid biofuels (woody biomass and grass energy); biogas and bio-electricity (farm-based energy); bio-heat (heat capture from compost) as well as a wide range of biofuels-related science and technology topics, background and literature, and important environmental, economic, social and other biofuels-related issues. Information, registration.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Community Medical School: "Cancer and Exercise: Improving Physical Function and Cardiopulmonary Health During and After Treatment." Drs. Kim Dittus and Susan Lakoski, assistant professors of medicine. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. 6 p.m. Information, registration.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Board of Trustees Meetings. Fourth floor, Davis Center. 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Information.
Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "New Directions in Genetic Research on Youth Externalizing Psychopathology." Irwin D. Waldman, professor of psychiatry, Emory University. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.
Brown Bag Transportation Discussion: "Livable Communities and Transportation." Glenn McRae, UVM Transportation Research Center, and Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, AARP. Decision Theater, Farrell Hall. Noon. Information.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Board of Trustees Meetings. Fourth floor, Davis Center. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Information.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
211th Commencement Ceremony. UVM Green. 8:20 a.m. Information, complete schedule of commencement events.
Smoking asthmatic study
Are you 18-50 years old? Currently smoke at least 4 cigarettes per day? Physician diagnosed asthma? Two to three study visits three weeks apart. Compensation included. Information: (802) 847-8839, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get paid to quit smoking
Volunteers will complete computer tasks and questionnaires. This is a research study conducted by the University of Vermont. Information: (802) 656-4849.
Research on emotions in children who stutter
Preschool-age children who stutter (between 3:0-5:11 years old) are invited to participate in a research study of emotions and stuttering. The study will involve two appointments at UVM before and after participating in stuttering therapy at the clinic. Parents will be asked to complete questionnaires, and their child will take speech-language tests. Participants will be compensated and some requirements for eligibility must be met. Information: (802) 656-0207, email@example.com.
Vitamin D and breast cancer biomarkers
Are you a premenopausal woman with a breast density greater than or equal to 25 percent? You may be eligible for a new research study comparing the effects of Vitamin D supplementation on breast density and blood biomarkers to explore prevention of breast cancer. Several lines of evidence indicate vitamin D is associated with breast cancer risk: high levels of sunlight exposure are associated with lower rates of breast cancer; vitamin D has anti-cancer properties; and women with higher vitamin D levels appear to have lower breast cancer risk. This nationwide clinical trial was developed by Dr. Marie Wood of UVM/FAHC. Information: (802) 847-3453.
Seeking healthy volunteers for vaccine study
Healthy adults aged 18 – 50 needed for ongoing Dengue Fever vaccine research. During the 1.5 year study, participants receive two doses of vaccine or placebo and attend follow-up visits at Fletcher Allen Health Care, most of which are in the first and 12th month of the study. Volunteers receive up to $2,060 in financial compensation. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 656-0013.
UVM adolescent and parent study
Are you a young adult or parent of a young adult? You may be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted at UVM's Department of Psychology if: 1) you are a young adult aged 15-22, and live with at least one of your parents, or 2) you are a parent and live with your young adult child aged 15-22. Participants will receive $20 each (and be placed in a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to their favorite restaurant). The study is a one-time visit to the lab (~75 minutes) and largely consists of answering questions and interacting with one's family member. The study requires that both family members participate during the same session, so please verify that your family member shares an interest in this study. Information: email@example.com.
Seeking healthy sedentary or inactive individuals
Are you sedentary (engage in 75 minutes or less of physical activity per week)? Are you between the ages 18-40 and healthy? Are you currently physically inactive and do not engage in regular exercise? Volunteer to participate in a study on exercise and anxiety. Total time required: Up to 4 hours. The aim of this study is to assess anxiety-reducing and cognitive functioning benefits between participants who engage in regular physical activity and those who do not using neuroimaging methods. Volunteers will be asked to complete an initial online survey, followed by in-person screening using questionnaires, and then a one-hour MRI scanner session at the UVM Research Imaging Center at Fletcher Allen Hospital to complete a set of cognitive tasks. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids and parents research study
We're looking for families to participate who have a 9- to 11-year-old child whose parents are married to each other. The study involves two 2- to 3-hour lab visits approximately two weeks apart (visit one: mother and child; visit two: mother, father, and child). Families will receive $80 for visit one and $120 for visit two. Information: 656-4722.
The ADHD brain
13-18 & 21-26 year olds with ADHD are needed to participate in a research study investigating ADHD & the brain. (ADHD diagnosis not required). Studies include a one-hour fMRI (brain scan). Compensation: $50. Information: (802) 847-5444.
Brain function and ADHD -- a study of the effects of nicotine and Ritalin.
18-25 year olds with ADHD are needed to participate in research looking at patterns of brain activation associated with nicotine and Ritalin. Volunteers will complete three six-hour study visits including a one-hour fMRI (brain scan) and one dose of either nicotine, Ritalin or placebo. Compensation up to $300. Information: (802) 847-5444.
Wouldn't it be nice to take less medication and still have well controlled asthma treatment? Asthma guidelines recommend reducing the dose of medications by stepping down therapy once asthma is controlled for 3 months. At Vermont Lung Center we will test two ways of decreasing treatment:
- Reducing the dose of inhaled corticosteroid while keeping the long-acting beta agonist dose the same.
- Stopping the long-acting beta agonist while keeping the inhaled corticosteroid dose the same.
Are you 12 years or older and under the care of a physician for well controlled asthma? You might be eligible to take part in the study Long-acting Beta Agonist Step Down Study (LASST) and receive treatments at no cost to you or your insurance company. All of the test drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of asthma. Information: 847-2193, email@example.com.
Asthma Sleep CPAP
Do you have asthma and wake up at night finding it hard to breathe? Help us discover if using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to keep airways open during sleep will make the airways more relaxed, thus improving asthma symptoms. CPAP is a widely used treatment for sleep apnea and has been proven to be safe for long-term home use. The study includes six clinic visits over a 16-week period. You must be 15–60 years old and under the care of a physician for asthma, haven't smoked in the last 6 months, and have no history of sleep apnea. If you qualify you will be compensated for your time and expenses. Information: 847-2193, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impulsive behavior and drinking in young adults
18-25 year olds are needed to participate in research looking at the connection between processing images of several kinds of beverages and impulsive behavior. Participants will complete a single 50-70 minute study visit during which they will complete three computer tasks and several questionnaires. Compensation will be given to UVM psychology students in the form of research participation credit. Information: (802) 847-7597.
Study about blood sugars in pre-diabetes
You may be qualified if you meet these criteria: female or male between the ages 18-65; no history of diabetes and not taking diabetes medications; have borderline or pre-diabetes (HbA1c < 6.5%). The study involves 10 study visits spread over 8-10 weeks. Financial compensation of up to $1,200. Information: (802) 847-4157.
How does your brain process social information?
The goal of this study is to determine how social information is processed differently from other types of information. We believe that acetylcholine, a naturally occurring chemical in the brain which is important in processing non-social information, may also be related to how social information is processed.
We are looking for 18-25 year olds who may have difficulty interpreting social cues or forming/maintaining relationships, to participate in research looking at patterns of brain activation associated with processing emotional information.
You may have difficulties interpreting and understanding social information if: you find it hard to make and maintain friendships; you or a first-degree relative have an autism spectrum disorder; you or a first-degree relative have symptoms of schizophrenia; you misread social cues.
Volunteers will complete two four-hour study visits including a one-hour fMRI (brain scan). Compensation up to $175.00. Information: ENDoane@uvm.edu, (802) 847-5444.
UVM speech study
Looking for children ages 3-5 who stutter and children who have typically developing speech. Compensation and free speech evaluation. Information: email@example.com, (802) 338-2029.
Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family?
We are recruiting healthy women who wish to conceive for a study on preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a disease of pregnancy, associated with high blood pressure and protein in the urine in pregnant women. It can be dangerous to both mother and baby. In this study, we will be looking at the way differences in body function can contribute to the development of preeclampsia.
You may be eligible if you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 42, plan to conceive in the next year, and
- Have never had a child before or
- Have had preeclampsia in the past or
- Have Type 1 diabetes or
- Have a personal or family history of hypertension or preeclampsia
We will provide you with ovulation detection kits to aid timing your conception. Financial compensation of up to $375 is provided. If you are interested in participating, or would like to know more, please call (802) 656-0309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronic pain and brain imaging research study
Do you suffer from chronic pain? You may be able to participate in a research study through the Department of Psychiatry involving: 11-week cognitive therapy or chronic pain education (free of charge); three MRI brain scans -- before, after, and four months following treatment; financial compensation at the completion of the study. Who can participate? If you have chronic pain persisting for 12 months or longer and are 18-75 years of age, you may be eligible to participate in this research program. Information: (802) 847-8241.
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