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Purpose: To understand Military Sexual Trauma (MST) survivors’ and practitioners’ experiences, perspectives, and priorities about mental health treatment and research.
Eligibility: Women Veteran (previous military service) MST survivors residing in Illinois
Participation entails: Commitment to a two-year long project. First you complete a short (10 min.) online form and if selected to participate, year 1 entails two (2 hr.) virtual zoom meetings with other women Veteran MST survivors and 1 (day long) virtual community event on MST. Year two involves monthly virtual research trainings.
How to participate: complete this online form to apply
Purpose: To discover how the use of MRI can help us to better understand tinnitus and hearing loss in order to development new treatments and therapies.
Eligibility: Current or previous military service, between the ages of 21- 64
Participation entails: Visiting the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to complete a behavioral assessment (about half and hour) and an MRI (1 hr).
Compensation: up to $75 plus reimbursement for parking
How to participate: email email@example.com or call (217) 333-7561
Purpose: To understand the needs and experiences of caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury in order to identify and provide recommendations for new programs and services.
Eligibility: 60 years of age or older, married/partnered or widow of a veteran with TBI, current unpaid caregiver of a veteran with TBI or former caregiver of a veteran with TBI who has passed away
Participation entails: Complete a brief online survey and one 90-minute online small group interview
Compensation: $40 gift card
How to participate: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 244-9363
Purpose: To understand the needs of Veterans who struggle with brain health (PTSD, TBI, mental health) and what changes Veterans and caregivers want for better diagnosing and treatment options. Part of this study also focuses on understanding how Veterans want to be engaged in research.
Eligibility: Current or past service members and caregivers/spouses
Participation entails: Completing a 15-20 minute online survey
How to participate: Take the survey.
Purpose: To learn more about the relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Epilepsy.
Eligibility: 18 years old or older, current or previous military service, have been diagnosed with either Post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), willing and able to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Participation entails: Visiting the Beckman Institute on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to complete health questionnaires (about half an hour) and one MRI scan (one hour)
Compensation: $15 per hour for time and travel
How to participate: email CNIResearch@carle.com or call (217) 326-0200