I am a former spring 2013 UIC graduate who is a research assistant at The
Northwestern University Schizophrenic Research group. I am recruiting
healthy volunteers for one of our studies. Attached and below is the
information regarding our study. Thank you so much and have a wonderful
rest of the day!
Healthy Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Cognitive and Brain Functions
What is the Purpose of this Research?
• This research focuses on establishing how cognitive abilities such as
attention and memory develop in healthy individuals, and how these
abilities may be affected in individuals with major psychiatric disorders.
• We hope that this research will lead to a better understanding of the
changes in brain function that contribute to symptoms or difficulties in
thinking that individuals with psychiatric illnesses experience.
Who is Eligible?
• Ages 18 – 50 years of age
• No personal history of any psychiatric, medical, or neurologic illness
• No family history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major
depression among 1st-degree relatives
What Procedures are Involved
• Eligible individuals will be invited to the Department of Psychiatry and
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and may complete the
– Clinical Interviews to evaluate personal and medical history
– Neuropsychological Tests to examine thinking abilities
– Eye Movement Tests to measure visual attention
– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure brain structures and function
• All procedures are non-invasive and considered to be safe.
• Monetary compensation is provided.
• There is no cost to participate.
How do I Learn More?
Contact a Research Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
446 East Ontario Street Suite, 7-100
Chicago, IL. 60611