Healthy volunteers needed for schizophrenia study

The Schizoaffective Disorders Precision Medicine Center of Excellence is recruiting healthy individuals to participate in a research study to determine how the signs and symptoms of these illnesses relate to each other and to the effectiveness of medicines.

Volunteers will be asked to participate in clinical psychiatric assessments; their thinking and memory, sense of smell, and ability to manage routine daily tasks will also be measured. The study will take 3-6 hours.

Participants will receive $100 in payment in compensation for their time.

Individuals may be eligible if they are generally healthy and are at least 14 years of age. Individuals with a history of serious head trauma, a neurologic disorder, HIV infection, intellectual disability, or a serious active medical problem that would interfere with study assessments are not eligible.

If you are interested in participating in this study, fill out this survey.

For more information, contact the study research coordinator by email,

Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick Nucifora Jr., 600 N. Wolfe Street CMSC 8-121, Baltimore, MD 21287

This study, IRB00331222, has been approved the Johns Hopkins institutional review board.