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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2014 Research and Trials UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders. Go online to learn more information about opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials at Traumatic Brain Injury Study UCLA researchers are seeking participants with a history of brain trauma to determine differences in brain structure and cognitive abilities. This study involves two to three visits; subjects will be compensated for travel and participation and will receive clinically relevant results of their assessments. Info: (310) 206-1319 Vulvar Pain Study Women between the ages of 18 and 55 diagnosed with vulvodynia or vestibulodynia, or those who experience chronic pain at the opening of the vagina or surrounding area with or without intercourse, are wanted for a clinical study to help understand the physiology and genetic makeup of this chronic pain condition. Volunteers will be paid up to $130 for participation, which includes a pelvic and neurosensory pain screening and an MRI. Info: (310) 825-5255 or Menstrual Irregularities and PCOS Study Women with a BMI between 18.5 and 25 both with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are being sought for a research trial. Must be Caucasian and non-Hispanic, between the ages of 18 and 35, and have not used hormones for the past three months. Participants will receive extensive free medical testing, including blood hormone measurements, diabetes screening, and ovarian and fat assessment (a small amount of fat will be removed from the abdomen). Participants with PCOS will take oral Flutamide or a placebo for six complete 28-day cycles. Women without PCOS can earn up to $300; women with PCOS can earn up to $840. Info: (310) 825-0580 or Memory Enhancement Training or Yoga for Older Adults For those who are suffering from memory loss, concentration difficulties, or lack of energy, UCLA is conducting a six-month research study comparing a 60-minute weekly memory enhancement training course to yoga meditation. If you are 55 years of age or older and not currently receiving any psychiatric treatment, you may qualify. Medical and psychiatric evaluations and limited physical exams are provided as a part of the study. Participants will undergo a complete psychiatric evaluation and two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans. Participants will be compensated. Info: (310) 983-3375 or (310) 794-4619 Treating Fibroids with Radiofrequency Energy Childhood Anxiety Study Researchers at the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are conducting a study of an FDA-approved outpatient fibroid treatment (the Acessa device) that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fibroid cells. If you have fibroids that cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or other symptoms, you may be eligible to receive this treatment and up to $180 in gift cards for participating in the study. Info: (310) 794-9652 or This research study is investigating the usefulness of a novel computer-based attention training treatment for childhood anxiety. We are seeking help from parents and children ages 8 to 17 years with social anxiety, generalized anxiety and separation anxiety. Participation involves EEG recordings and eight weeks of a non-medication attention training treatment. Parents of eligible study youth are also asked to participate in similar attention training treatment to study how their participation may improve their child’s anxiety. Info: (310) 825-2064 Family-Focused Treatment for Childhood OCD Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Study This research study for children 8 to 17 years of age with OCD is studying family involvement in non-medication cognitive-behavioral therapy. Eligible participants will receive 14 weeks of free treatment with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Info: (310) 206-1350 Geriatric Depression The UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Program is conducting [153]