Monday, December 2, 2013
Protest Songs of Latin America. Miriam Bernardo, vocals; Jairo Sequeira, nylon string guitar. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
University Catamount Singers. St. Paul's Cathedral, 2 Cherry St., Burlington. Noon. Information: 656-7776.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Staff Council Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive. Come check out the traditional and contemporary Vermont arts and crafts from the entire UVM community. If you bring a non-perishable food donation you will receive one free raffle ticket! Limit one free raffle ticket per person. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information.
UVM AHEC's New York Recruitment Day. Recruiters from hospitals and practices around northern New York will be present to provide information about physician, nursing, PT, social work, recruiting, rotation possibilities, and what it is like to practice in their communities. Free buffet lunch and raffle. Davis Auditorium Concourse, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVM Computer Science Fair. More than 160 registered contestants — first-year through graduate students — will present about 90 computing projects: a mix of course work and extracurricular projects. Billings Library. 12:50 to 3:50 p.m. Information.
Percussion Ensemble Concert. The UVM Percussion Ensemble performs under the direction of Jeffrey Salisbury. Southwick Hall Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-7776.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Prospects for the Prevention of Depression." William R. Beardslee, director of the Baer Prevention Initiative, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.
Free Hearing Screenings. For ages seven and older. Screenings include an otoscopic (visual) ear exam and a hearing screening in a sound-treated booth. Offered by the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication, UVM Speech and Hearing Club. Pomeroy Hall. Appointments available from 1 to 4 p.m. Information: 656-3861.
Lane Series Performance: Lionheart $35 adult, $15 advance student. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information, tickets.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Choral Concert. Warm your heart on a chilly winter afternoon. Listen to the University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers sing music that has inspired and entertained countless generations. Marble Court, Fleming Museum. 2 p.m. Information: 656-0750, email@example.com.
Student Choreography Showcase. See exciting new performance works by UVM dance composition students. UVM Recital Hall. 7 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brain research project
UVM's E.M. Luse Center for Speech, Language & Hearing is currently recruiting healthy adults who stutter and adult subjects who do not stutter for a study of communication abilities. Subjects will be paid $25 for approximately 1.5 hours of participation time. Participants will engage in conversation, tell stories, read passages and list words while hooked up to a non-invasive, portable brain imaging device (fNIRS). To participate you must meet the following criteria: be between the ages of 18-55; have English as primary language; be right-handed; have no history of traumatic brain injury leading to greater than a five minute loss of consciousness; have no significant history of neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, substance abuse, or learning disability. Information: email@example.com; 656-0250.
We seek volunteers to participate in a study to better understand the role of milk fat as an integral part of a balanced diet. If you are age 21-40, female, not on prescription medication, not currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant, with consistent dietary habits that include dairy products you may qualify. All food for this 8-week study will be provided and $500 will be paid upon completion. Information: 847-3603, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Email is preferred.)
Dengue fever vaccine research
Healthy adults aged 18-50 needed for dengue fever vaccine research. During the one-year study, participants receive vaccinations and attend brief follow-up visits at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Volunteers receive up to $2,420 in financial compensation. Information: 656-0013; email@example.com.
Healthy weight management program for teens
Are you or your child 12-18 years old and concerned about being overweight? UVM researchers are looking for participants for a free weight management program. You will receive nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral instruction, a complete body composition and fitness profile as well as compensation for time and travel. Information: 656-3817, Connie.Tompkins@uvm.edu.
Standing balance study
This research study examines the activity of and communication between the brain and lower leg muscles during standing balance activities. We are looking for individuals 65 years of age or older who have no known neurological pathologies, and either have no falls or have 2+ falls in the past year. We will provide a compensation of $50 for one 2-hour test session. Information: 656-2556, 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 1: mother and child; visit 2: mother, father, and child). Families will receive $100 for visit 1 and $150 for visit 2. Information: 656-4722.
Looking for children ages 3-5 who stutter and children who have typically developing speech. 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 to participate if you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 42, plan to conceive in the next year and 1) have never had a child before or 2) have had preeclampsia in the past or 3) have Type 1 diabetes or 4) 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. Information: 656-0309, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for men and women between the ages 18-65 to participate in a research study about blood sugars in pre-diabetes. Participants must have no history of diabetes, not be taking diabetes medications, and have been identified as borderline or pre-diabetic (HbA1c < 6.5 percent). Eligible volunteers will complete 10 study visits spread over 8-10 weeks and will be compensated up to $1,200. Information: (802) 847-4157
Smokers wanted for "Effects of Quitting" research study
You can get paid to quit smoking. Volunteers will complete computer tasks and questionnaires. Compensation is available. Information: (802) 656-4849, email@example.com.
Biology of the winter blues study
Seeking women volunteers ages 56-65 who: do not have the winter blues or depression; are not in depression treatment (medications, psychotherapy); are available to complete one week of at-home measures prior to Sept. 21 and for one week this winter. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $100. Contact us by Aug. 30. Information: (802) 656-9890.
Chronic pain and brain imaging research study
The research study consists of three possible treatments: an 11-week cognitive therapy group session, an 11-week educational home study program, and a telephone relapse prevention program, and includes functional MRI brain scans at no cost to the subject with financial compensation at the completion of the study.
If you have had chronic pain persisting for 12 months or longer and are 18-70 years of age, you may be eligible to participate in this research program. Information: (802) 847-8241.
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