Current Studies

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) Study

If you are female, between the ages of 11-22, and currently have symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa, have recently recovered from Anorexia Nervosa, or never had an eating disorder, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the relationship between levels of sex hormones and impulsive/compulsive behaviors in female adolescents/young adults.

  • Study takes place over 3 visits with each lasting approximately 2 hours each

Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Grotzinger
Clinical Research Coordinator
Tel: 212-659-8724
E-mail: andrew.grotzinger@mssm.edu

MSSM IRB approved from 3/2/14 to 3/1/15, GCO#11-0376

Anorexia Nervosa PET Imaging Study

This study is looking at endocannabinoid receptor expression/density in weight-restored women with Anorexia Nervosa. The study will involve a baseline interview to determine eligibility (at Mount Sinai lasting approximately 3-4 hours), some blood work and interviews at NYU and finally participants will have a car service take them to and from Yale to complete a brief structural MRI scan, and a PET scan. During the PET scan, participants will have an IV inserted to inject a radiotracer, then will have an arterial catheter inserted in order to draw blood samples at various time-points throughout the scan.

Participants will receive $775 in reimbursement for their participation in the study, and will be eligible to receive 40 free sessions of therapy through our clinic. For more information, please contact Sydney Shope at 212-659-8724.

Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drug Use PET Scan Study

The purpose of this study is to measure how your hormone levels and the way your brain processes these hormones change throughout the course of an APED cycle.

Eligible Participants

  • Males over 18 years old
  • Has completed at least one anabolic steroid cycle planned cycle is between 6 and 18 weeks in duration
  • Plans on starting a cycle in the next 3 months

What You'll Get for Participating

  • $750 over 4 visits
  • Travel to-from Cornell provided by cab/car service
  • summary of your participation including levels of testosterone, other onadal hormones and body composition

What You'll Be Asked To Do

  • Baseline Interview (3 hrs), MRI scan, plus 3 trips to/from Cornell for PET scans
  • 3 pet scans at Cornell
  • 3 urine samples
  • 3 blood draws

Your Participation is Completely Confidential

If you are interested in participant, please contact the study coordinator, Sydney Shope at 212-659-9298.

Neuropsychological Phenotypes in Patients with Eating Disorders

If you are male or female, between the ages of 12-60, either do/or do not have an eating disorder, and are currently in or seeking treatment you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the differences in patterns of attention, flexibility in thoughts, and problem solving style over time individuals with/without eating disorders. Participation entails 2 visits for about 3-4 hours each.

Participants may receive a small financial compensation and a two page description on their performance.

For more information, please call Patrycja Klimek at 212-659-8724.

MSSM IRB Approved 4/18/13 to 4/17/14 GCO #12-0114.

 

Treatment Studies

Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa Study

If you are a male or female between the ages of 18 and 55, experience binge eating and are seeking treatment, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effect of various treatment methods on binge eating amongst individuals with eating disorders.

Participation entails 8 sessions of study treatment over the course of 9 months at no cost.

Also, participants will have the opportunity to receive up to $180 over the course of their participation.

If you are interested or have any questions, please call Patrycja Klimek at the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program at 212-659-8724.

Your Participation is Completely Confidential

Body Image Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa Study

If you are between the ages of 16 and 65 and you experience binge eating, you may be eligible to participate in a treatment study examining whether incorporating Acceptance-based Mirror Exposure Treatment into standard treatment for eating disorders enhances treatment outcome.

Participation in this study consists of 15 sessions of study treatment over the course of 10 months at no cost, as well as up to $75.00 in compensation.

For more information, please contact Sydney Shope at 212-659-8724.

Anorexia Nervosa PET Imaging Study

This study is looking at endocannabinoid receptor expression/density in weight-restored women with Anorexia Nervosa. The study will involve a baseline interview to determine eligibility (at Mount Sinai lasting approximately 3-4 hours), some blood work and interviews at NYU and finally participants will have a car service take them to and from Yale to complete a brief structural MRI scan, and a PET scan. During the PET scan, participants will have an IV inserted to inject a radiotracer, then will have an arterial catheter inserted in order to draw blood samples at various time-points throughout the scan.

Participants will receive $775 in reimbursement for their participation in the study, and will be eligible to receive 40 free sessions of therapy through our clinic. For more information, please contact Sydney Shope at 212-659-8724.

Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drug Use PET Scan Study

The purpose of this study is to measure how your hormone levels and the way your brain processes these hormones change throughout the course of an APED cycle.

Eligible Participants

  • Males over 18 years old
  • Has completed at least one anabolic steroid cycle planned cycle is between 6 and 18 weeks in duration
  • Plans on starting a cycle in the next 3 months

What You'll Get for Participating

  • $750 over 4 visits
  • travel to-from Cornell provided by cab/car service
  • summary of your participation including levels of testosterone, other onadal hormones and body composition

What You'll Be Asked To Do

  • Baseline Interview (3 hrs), MRI scan, plus 3 trips to/from Cornell for PET scans
  • 3 pet scans at Cornell
  • 3 urine samples
  • 3 blood draws

Your Participation is Completely Confidential

If you are interested in participant, please contact the study coordinator, Sydney Shope at 212-659-9298.

Neuropsychological Phenotypes in Patients with Eating Disorders

If you are male or female, between the ages of 12-60, either do/or do not have an eating disorder, and are currently in or seeking treatment you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the differences in patterns of attention, flexibility in thoughts, and problem solving style over time individuals with/without eating disorders. Participation entails 2 visits for about 3-4 hours each.

Participants may receive a small financial compensation and a two page description on their performance.

For more information, please call Patrycja Klimek at 212-659-8724.

MSSM IRB Approved 4/18/13 to 4/17/14 GCO #12-0114


Contact Us

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