Research Studies

Liver health … UT Southwestern scientists are conducting research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health on the effect of excess body weight on liver health. To qualify, participants must be either African-American or Hispanic, overweight, and have moderate to low alcohol intake. For more information, please call the body weight and liver health study office at 214-648-2610.

Atrial fibrillation … UT Southwestern scientists are conducting a research study of a highly refined, concentrated Omega-3 fatty acid to determine its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The medication is already approved to help lower high triglycerides. Eligible participants must be at least 18 years old and have a history of atrial fibrillation episodes and symptoms associated with the condition. Female candidates for the study must not be pregnant or breast-feeding. For more information about the clinical trial, call 214-590-5015.

Neuroimaging … Researchers at UT Southwestern are seeking healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research study. Participants will be involved in four imaging sessions and five assessment sessions. Each session lasts approximately two hours. Participants will have to take two medications for four days before each fMRI. Compensation is available. For more information please contact Daren Denniston at 214-645-6963 or Michael Lawlor at 214-645-6956.

NASA-sponsored research … Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine are seeking healthy, nonsmoking men and women between the ages of 20 and 55 to participate in a NASA-sponsored research project. This project investigates the effect of long-duration space flight on bone density and muscle strength. Participants must be willing to undergo 5 1/2 weeks of strict bed rest as well as pre- and post-testing. Compensation is available. For more information, contact Diane Bedenkop at 214-345-4654.

Wound healing … UT Southwestern researchers are studying wound healing and scar reduction. They are looking for participants between the ages of 18 and 50. The study will examine the effect of a new ointment on healing and scars. Compensation is available. Those interested should call Angela Smith at 214-648-2482.