T-Cell Response to Vaccination
The purpose of this study is to see how your body responds to a vaccine and how your body forms a protective response after vaccination. In this study we will use the yellow fever vaccine, an FDA approved vaccine that is commonly given to people traveling to certain parts of ...
A study to understand how the brain develops and changes in people ages 10 - 30
The purpose of this study is to examine the brain and behavior as it relates to development and genetics in men and women ages 10 – 30 years old. The project will enroll three study groups: individuals with schizophrenia, individuals at clinical risk for developing psychosis, and healthy controls.
A brief treatment on PTSD symptoms in pregnancy
We are looking for women to participate in a research study on psychotherapy for symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during pregnancy. The study will involve: screening questionnaires and a baseline visit to determine eligibility; Participation in a computer based stress task; Four weekly visits (30-45 minutes) with a psychologist ...
Hormone effects in smoking addiction
The purpose of this study is to determine whether progesterone is helpful in reducing withdrawal symptoms, cigarette cravings, and smoking behavior. This study will also use brain imaging to measure the possible effects of progesterone on your brain chemicals. Healthy male and non-pregnant female smokers are invited to screen for ...
Variability in Response to Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
The purpose of this research study is to measure the difference in response to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) among people. We will also study what factors, like age, sex, or genetic background, cause these differences.
Investigating the Impact of Childhood Adversity on Brain Activity in Post-Menopausal Women
The aim of this study is to further our understanding of the impact of prepubertal adverse childhood experiences on brain activation during performance of affective and cognitive processing and memory tasks in men post-menopausal women between the ages of 48 and 65. Using functional brain imaging, we will identify differences ...
Startle Response in Women with Premenstrual Mood Disorders
This study examines stress response in women with premenstrual mood changes. For this study, you will be asked to fill out forms about your physical and mental health, have blood and saliva samples taken, and undergo a test that will measure your stress responses. This is a long-term study, consisting ...
Normal Donor Human Bone Marrow Donation for Research
We are looking for healthy volunteers to donate bone marrow for research purposes. The Stem Cell & Xenograft Core provides bone marrow to laboratories on Penn’s campus researching leukemia and other blood disorders
Eye and Brain Connections: MRI Study of Normal-Sighted Controls
The goal of this study is to better understand how visual information reaches the brain and how this process changes over time. Using advanced MRI methodology we will examine structure and function of visual pathways within the brain to gain deeper understanding of how people with low vision are able ...
Paid research study seeking healthy women who are not at risk for pregnancy
The Women’s Health Clinical Research Center at University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting healthy women who have regular periods for a research study of an investigational injectable birth control. "Investigational" means that it is still being studied and has not been approved by the US FDA. This study will look ...