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    bullet point  SFeRe Study for Veterans and Civilians
     
     
    Research has shown that sleep disruption may contribute to poor psychological health following a traumatic experience.

    This study seeks to examine how short term sleep loss affects emotional processing in healthy individuals who may or may not have served in the military. The study also considers factors such as genetic influences and past experiences. Understanding how sleep loss affects emotional processing in the brain will help researchers better understand the mechanisms that may contribute to disorders such as Posttraumatic Stress, depression, and addiction. This may enable researchers to find effective preventative and treatment interventions.

    We are looking for men and women who:
    Are veterans or civilians
    Are 18-30 years old
    Are right handed
    Have good physical and psychological health
    Have good sleep
    Are not pregnant or breastfeeding

    To learn more, please contact Jay Ver at verfj@upmc.edu or (412) 383-2159 or text sleepwell to (412) 999-2758, or visit www.veteranssleep.pitt.edu
     
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    bullet point  Early Pregnancy Study
     
     
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is conducting a study examining how sleep in early pregnancy may be a risk factor for pregnancy complications.

    Researchers are seeking women from 18-45 years of age who are pregnant < 10 weeks. Eligible women will be asked to complete a sleep diary and wear a wrist-size watch which provides a behavioral measure of sleep for 2-weeks at three different timepoints. Women will come to the research laboratory on the day following the 2-week period to have a blood sample drawn and complete questionnaires. This is not a medication / treatment study. Participants will be compensated for their time.

    For more information please contact Bonnee Wettlaufer at (412) 246-6419 or via Email
     
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    bullet point  Military Couples Sleep Study
     
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    HAVE YOU OR YOUR PARTNER SERVED IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN?

    Couples may be eligible if you are:
    Between the ages of 18-50
    Married or living together
    Do not have sleep apnea or any other major medical problems
    At least one member has served in OEF/OIF/OND
    Both members are willing to participate in a research study.

    All calls and information are confidential and will not enter your military or medical records.

    Couples will be compensated.

    Contact Tyler Conrad at (412) 383-2131 or via Email
     
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    bullet point  Teen Sleep Study
     
     
    The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a study to understand how sleep patterns affect emotions, thinking, and mood in adolescents.
     
    Contact Information
    Beth Hafer
    Research Specialist
    412-586-9454
    haferbl@upmc.edu
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