Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes the common cold. However, RSV can cause serious and life-threatening lung infections in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy volunteers ages 18-50 years old are needed to help us test new medicines and vaccines for RSV.
Healthy volunteers are people with no known significant health problems. They often are given the same tests, procedures, or drugs as patient volunteers so that researchers can compare results and make new discoveries. Healthy volunteers may be compensated for their time and travel. The following are selected studies being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The LID Clinical Studies Unit (LID CSU) seeks to perform translational research studies to answer fundamental questions regarding human influenza and other emerging viral infections to inform and impact future vaccine and therapeutic design, while also making an effort to assist in evaluation of novel products that may impact human health.
The following clinical research studies are seeking volunteers for studies being conducted by the LID CSU at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland:
If you are healthy, have some time, and have an interest in helping researchers make discoveries about influenza (the flu), we need you for a screening study. The screening is used to determine eligibility for future studies that will help researchers learn more about the development and course of the flu virus.
If you are healthy, have some time, and have an interest in helping researchers make discoveries about mosquito-borne diseases, we need you for a screening study. The screening is used to determine eligibility for future studies that will help researchers learn more about diseases caused by mosquitoes.
Vaginal yeast infection is a common cause of vaginal irritation. This study is trying to determine why taking antibiotics sometimes increases a woman’s risk of getting a yeast infection.
The Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is currently enrolling volunteers for a range of studies. The VRC is looking for adults (ages 18 to 50) who are willing to volunteer their time and work closely with investigators to evaluate vaccines against diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, flu, and others.