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Participate in a Research Project

Contribute to our research by taking part in a study.

The following research studies are looking for people. To take part in a study, please contact the research team directly at the provided email address or phone number.

These projects would not be possible without the people who volunteer to take part in the research. Participants gain a useful understanding of how research takes place, and learn something interesting about the field, or themselves. Participation is open to the public.

We often send out emails to our subscription list when a research project is looking for people to take part. Sign up to be on the list.

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN INSOMNIA TREATMENT STUDY

Researchers: Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD, & Jean-Philippe Gouin, PhD

Are you worried about the impact of your insomnia on your mood, your brain, and your health?

 

Concordia University Researchers are conducting a study evaluating the impact of a non-pharmacological treatment for insomnia on health.

Individuals suffering from insomnia at least 3 times per week for at least 3 months are eligible.

Participation in this study will include:

  • A free individual therapy program comprising 8 sessions over 3 months
  • Two MRI sessions
  • Three overnight sleep recordings in our sleep lab
  • Completion of cognitive tests after sleep

We are seeking adult participants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Between 25 and 65 years old
  2. Not using medication that affects sleep
  3. No diagnosed sleep disorders (e.g., sleep apnea)
  4. Absence of chronic illness, neurological disorder, or mental health disorder
  5. No history of brain hemorrhage, brain tumour, or brain surgery
  6. No regular night-shift work or recent travel across several time-zones
  7. No regular alcohol or substance use
  8. No contraindication to MRI

If you are interested in this study, please call us:
514-848-2424, ext. 2284
or send an e-mail to: insomnia.concordia@gmail.com
 

Annonce publicitaire approuvée le 29 mai 2019 par le Comité central d’éthique de la recherche du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux dans le cadre du projet CCER 19-20 – 04

HELP CONCORDIA RESEARCHERS DESIGN SERIOUS GAMES FOR ENHANCING THE WELLBEING OF SENIORS

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Complete an anonymous 30-minute survey to help identify the best ways to design digital technologies for enhancing the health and wellbeing of older adults.

If you're over 60 years of age, you may enroll in a free Game Clinic class (10 sessions) to learn about and discuss application of Serious Games in healthcare.

No prior experience with computers or computer games is necessary.

Take the survey:
ENGLISH     FRANÇAISE

Available on paper upon request at PERFORM's reception desk.

For more information contact the researcher, Dr. Naj K. Mahani:
email: media.health@concordia.ca; or phone: 514-848-2424, ext 5370

Project website:
http://media-health.ca/serious-games-for-seniors/

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY ON BRAIN ENERGY METABOLISM DURING EXERCISE

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We’re looking for participants to take part in a research project to measure brain glucose (sugar) utilization and brain lactate concentrations under conditions of rest and exercise to better understand the mechanisms involved in energy metabolism in the brain during exercise!

You must be between 25 and 45 years old and:

  • Exercise regularly (at least 3 times per week) at a moderate to high intensity
  • Be free from metallic prosthesis (pacemaker or others), piercing, tattooing, metal fragments or any other kind of non-removable metallic object in your body
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not be claustrophobic
  • Have no history of neurological disorder
  • Not be a smoker

 

Your participation would consist of 2 sessions (within one month) including:

  • Maximal exercise test (VO2max) and a high-intensity exercise session lasting 35 min
  • Imaging brain activity using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Obtaining several small blood sample through a catheter installed in a vein
  • Obtaining several saliva samples using cotton wool balls placed in your mouth

 

A limited compensation for your time would be handed out if you are selected.

If you are interested in this study or need more information please contact: perform.project134@gmail.com

Ad approved on September 13, 2019 by the Comité central d’éthique de la recherche du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux.



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