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Funding News - Persons with Head Injury Sought for Study

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NINDS is seeking persons with head injury for the Warfighter Head Injury Study, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary research evaluation.  The study will investigate the longterm difficulties warfighters may experience after combat. The evaluation includes non-invasive brain scan(s), a neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing.

Eligible participants must be 18 to 75 years of age, and have served in the Iraqi-Afghan war and received a documented head injury while in combat. Persons who received a head injury less than 6 months ago may not qualify.

The study will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Depending on individual need, participation may either be as an inpatient or outpatient. The time commitment for this study is 5 consecutive days for 6 hours each day.

There is no cost for participation or for any study-related test. All expenses related to the study will be covered, including bringing a caregiver.

For more information, contact Sandra Bonifant, program specialist/study coordinator, Warfighter Head Injury Study, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, NINDS, at 301-594-5751. Please refer to study number 08-N-0198.

Healthy Volunteers Sought for Head Injury Study

NINDS is seeking healthy volunteers for the Warfighter Head Injury Study, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary research evaluation. The study will investigate the longterm difficulties warfighters may experience after combat. The evaluation includes non-invasive brain scan(s), a neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing.

Eligible participants must be 18 to 75 years of age, and have served in the Iraqi-Afghan war and did not sustain a head injury.  Persons who have certain neurologic or psychiatric conditions, or a history of drug abuse may not qualify.

The study will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The time commitment for this study is 5 consecutive days for 6 hours each day. There is no cost for participation or for any study-related test. All expenses related to the study will be covered, and standard NIH compensation is available.

For more information, contact Sandra Bonifant, program specialist/study coordinator, Warfighter Head Injury Study, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, NINDS, at 301-594-5751. Please refer to study number 08-N-0198.