Research volunteers with anorexia nervosa needed for gut peptide study

Female volunteers age 13-70 who are currently diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are needed for a study at the East Baltimore campus.

Compensation is $200 for three in-person visits: Visit (1) 0.5 hr eligibility screen that includes drinking an Ensure, Visit (2) 3.5 hr visit that includes blood draws and computer tasks, and Visit (3) 0.5 hr MRI scan (~5 hrs total).

This research study is looking at how the gastrointestinal response to food (Ensure) contributes to the maintenance of AN. At all three visits, participants will be asked to consume an Ensure. An IV will be used to collect blood samples at multiple timepoints over the course of three hours (Visit 2). In between the blood collection intervals, participants will be given questionnaires to answer. A couple of weeks following the draw, an MRI scan will be conducted (Visit 3).

If you are interested in participating, call 443-287-6853 or email with the subject line "Gut Peptide Study."

Principal investigator: Dr. Kimberly Smith, IRB# 00214417