Human Guinea Pigs Wanted (and Appreciated)

Author: Lynn Carroll, C’93

Has someone you care about been touched by a disease or illness?  Most of us have someone in our lives who has struggled with a serious condition, and we give money when we can, whether to research leukemia or cancer or heart disease.  Some want to help in a more tangible way, but how?

Consider participating in a research study at Penn.  Some studies need healthy “control” subjects as well as individuals who exhibit certain symptoms.  It’s critical to learn all the facts about a study before volunteering, so please do your homework first.  Who knows?  You could contribute to a groundbreaking discovery, like the recent “killer T-cells” story!

Learn more by following these links:

http://www.med.upenn.edu/ohr

http://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/participate

http://www.med.upenn.edu/aging/ParticipateinaStudy.shtml

http://www.med.upenn.edu/csa/volunteer.html

http://www.med.upenn.edu/psych/clinical_research.html#volunteer\

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