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    Thursday, June 14th, 2007
    12:36 pm
    studies in Philadelphia
    Migraine or Not or 215.955.8721.
    TJU doctor with most Israeli Jewish name ever attempts to annoy you and makes you rate how annoyed you are. Two visits, $100 for non-migraine-sufferers and $150 if you do have 'em.

    Your Vagina at Penn
    215.615.3664 Linda
    Various studies in a grand effort to save the world via microbicidal contraception and disease prevention. Say I referred you, I get free tickets and I will take you to the movies.

    Men and Soy
    215.349.8594 Mary K
    As I am not a man, I cannot partake in this soy.

    Smokin at Penn
    888.635.7780 and/or 215.746.7150
    Non-nonsmoking research for smokers only. These numbers may lead you to the same place.

    Night Owls in Cali
    If you stay up late, West Coast doctors want to UPS your spit.
    Monday, July 31st, 2006
    3:28 pm
    decision making
    If you are between 13 and 30 years of age you may be eligible to participate in an important new study on how people make decisions about different things. You will need two friends (same gender) to come with you to participate. It's simple and fun, you'll do the study on a computer with a Temple University researcher. It takes about 2-1/2 hours and you will each receive $50 for your time. Those under the age of 18 need parental consent. If you are interested, please contact Hilary or Shannon in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, by phone or email.
    Phone number: (215) 204-1188
    Email: or
    Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
    1:45 pm
    Anyone interested in being interview for Control Group, a documentary made by Philly and Austin-based independent filmmakers and the pharmaceutical industry from our side of the fence?

    Let me know and I'll pass along your email.
    Thursday, July 20th, 2006
    2:02 pm
    Hey yall,

    TJU/Monell smell study involving small septum biopsy for $75: 215.955.5652
    This one's for the ladies: 215.615.3664 or
    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
    1:28 pm
    FMRI Studies at Penn:
    50 for the mri and 20/hr otherwise
    Samantha Bush
    215.222.3200 x199
    Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
    10:41 am
    This pays $50/person. I think/hope it takes an hour.

    If you are between 18 and 30 years of age you may be eligible to participate in an important new study on how people make decisions about different things. You will need two friends to come with you to participate.

    If you are interested, please contact Hilary or Shannon in the
    Department of Psychology at Temple University, by phone or
    Phone number: (215) 204-1188
    Email: or hhodgdon@temple.ed
    Sunday, March 5th, 2006
    11:33 pm
    Speaking of medical studies:

    New Imaging Study (some sort of polymer+your blood = easy to see clots)

    at Temple Hospital
    pays is $500 (50 for screening, 350 for 24 hour stay, 100 for two follow-up blood draws)
    *You must schedule the 24 day within 7 days of the screen.*

    Ola McCrea 215.707.4563
    11:22 pm
    BARELY related post!
    Rene Logo of Austin, TX., formerly Philly, is looking for human guinea pigs to talk about uhh, human guinea pigging.

    She will be doing interviews in both cities, as well as posibly India to talk about the outsourcing of research involving human subjects. I spoke with her today, and she and her documentary seem not far from spot-on. If anyone is interested in being interviewed, you can contact Rene at
    Friday, August 19th, 2005
    10:35 am
    I just got paid $25 cash for four small vials of my blood at Monell Chem Senses Cntr. Am I wrong to think that's a good deal? Especially since the most evil brands are celebrated on their walls?

    Monell is looking for people with mild to severe asthma to smell things. 215.898.0693
    Monday, August 1st, 2005
    10:53 am
    I added more numbers to the Penn study list.

    Jeff (TJU) is screening now, for a study which accepts healthy men.
    Saturday, July 30th, 2005
    12:23 pm
    Insomnia Study
    I fiugrued I would post in here. Jessica, South Jersey. Nice to meet all of you.

    If you are:
    1. 18 to 64 years old
    2. Sleeping less than 6 hours at least four of seven nights a week for the past month
    3. In generally good health

    You may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial for an investigational medication. This study runs on an entirely outpatient basis and requires an average of ~30 minutes per office visit.

    To learn more about this study, call RYAN at
    Call 1-888-287-0046
    Please mention that you saw this ad on the internet in your telephone interview.
    Location is somewhere near philadelphia not entirly sure of the exact location
    50 dollars per visit. 10 visits.
    Friday, July 29th, 2005
    11:42 pm
    Sucks when you meet someone in a study and they keep ending up in amateur porno!

    ** I am going to keep posting here until someone else does!
    Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
    8:17 pm
    Philly Master List 1: UPenn
    Here is a short list of researchers, phone numbers, and study descriptions. I called almost all of them today but please add info in the responses after you call. All studies are at Penn in Philadelphia, and I think most are short-term. Kindly say Carey referred you!

    Sleep Studies: 215.573.5855

    Lavenia Banas: 662.4652 Needs nonsmokers who have smoked <20 cigs in lifetime. Possibly needs smokers.

    Patrice: 898.6733 at Monell Chemical Senses Center, which does mostly short-term smell and taste studies.

    Wysocki Lab at Monell: 898-7797 or Jennifer Louie,

    Danielle Duffy/Grace Nathanson 1-877-283-7475
    People w/Metabolic Syndrome, a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors, and people w/out the syndrome, for comparison.
    **This will get you into a Penn study database.**

    Sandrine Geinoz: 662.4634 Ages 18-55, no meds but bc is okay. Asprin study.

    Sheryl: 573.3077

    Barbara Tournier: 662.3311

    Jennifer Tabita-Martinez,
    614.3421 Btn 18-40, healthy nonsmokers w/low BMI for $1100 cardiovascular study.

    MRI study: 349.5863 Pays $30 for one MRI.

    Dr. Pretti: 898.4713 Females 18-45 not on oral bc.

    Kelly Timbers: 662.2987 Females only.

    Amy Hummel: 349.5201 Females only, ob/gyn studies.

    Amber Pompano: 267.426.5517 Bone density study. Requires blood draws, pays $50 for 2 hours.

    Business Research:
    $10/each, hour-long. New surveys each week. NOT just for students and employees (I emailed).

    Neuropsychiatry: 888.635.7780 Penn students only

    Nancy Wintering: 215.614.0332 Over 50 if healthy, or over 40

    Lousie Loh: 898.5664 Females over 60

    Rebecca: 615-0523 Healthy, non-smoking, normal weight men (ages 23-30 and 46-56), women (ages 35-45). Effect of sugar and protein on hormones. Blood sampling and overnight. Pays $150.

    Robin: 898.3401 50-70 females, no diabeties or estrogen.
    Sunday, May 8th, 2005
    5:14 pm
    quick- CPU in hamilton, NJ. is this the place i've heard bad stories about? will they make you eat the meat?
    Saturday, May 7th, 2005
    3:06 pm
    So, if you did your taxes, how did you bill your lab rat gig?

    I think I filled out "medical research participant", but I didn't take off anything good for deductions, unlike at my other contract/1099 job.
    12:44 pm
    "what do you do?" "freelance medical research."
    hey guys. so i'm off the parexel study because they have very specific heart requirements and i have a heart murmur. i've been setting up screening appointments, and i was wondering if anybody knew anywhere else that does inpatient stuff and takes women that i haven't called... so far i've called MDS, Wyeth, Bristol-Meyers, BASi, NIDA, NIMH... who am i missing? is there anything new in philly? i'm pretty much looking between virginia and new york.
    Saturday, April 30th, 2005
    7:03 pm
    i'll put this community to use:

    YONI (or anyone else who might have information)- tell me about some up-and-coming studies. in philly, close to philly, whatever. i've decided i can comprimise a little bit and eat some non-vegan things, so don't be slow when it comes to ones that involve longer stays!

    Thursday, February 10th, 2005
    6:29 pm
    Welcome to the first Livejournal community dedicated to medical studies.

    My name is Yoni and God knows I'm a lab rat. I just finished up a study at Thomas Jefferson University (though the study was for Merck) that ran for way too long and paid far too little.

    I've long felt that there was a need for this type of community online, a place where we can get together and share tips and info about upcoming studies and the such.

    I know about studies in the Philly area and in NJ, but that's about it. Hopefully some other folks will show up and we can get this experiment started.
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