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  1. Volunteer Now! Seeking current cigarette smoker, current smokeless tobacco user and non-tobacco users.
  2. Do you study Spanish? Participate in a study!
  3. Paid Cognitive Preparedness MRI Study
  4. Auditory Training Study

1. Volunteer Now! Seeking current cigarette smoker, current smokeless tobacco user and non-tobacco users.

Event Type(s): Other

The School of Public Health, is seeking cigarette smokers, smokeless tobacco users, and non tobacco users to participate in a study to provide new information on the types and functions of bacteria present in the mouths (the oral microbiome) of cigarette smokers, smokeless tobacco users and non-tobacco users. Participation involves 4 visits to our Center lasting less than 2 hours each.

To participate you must:
*Be a current cigarette smoker, current smokeless tobacco user or non-tobacco user
*Be in good health
*Be willing to answer questions
*Be 18 to 55 years old
*Provide saliva and buccal (mouth and tongue) swab samples
*Be willing to comply with research study requirements

You will also be reimbursed for time and travel, up to $275

For more information, contact:
Dr. Amy Sapkota
301 405 0128



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2. Do you study Spanish? Participate in a study!

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:45 PM
Where: Patapsco Building : 1110
Event Type(s): Other

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants! Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building.

You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session). After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!



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3. Paid Cognitive Preparedness MRI Study

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:00 PM
Where: Maryland Neuroimaging Center
Event Type(s): Other

We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. In one 3-hour session at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, you will complete tasks while undergoing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and eyetracking to examine the attention-related cognitive and neural systems that support language processing. If you are eligible and complete the MRI session, you will earn $20 per hour!

Click the link below for more information and to fill out a brief questionnaire: http://ter.ps/CogPrepMRI



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4. Auditory Training Study

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:00 PM
Where: Patapsco : 1110
Event Type(s): Other

Participate in 4 sessions (1.5-2 hours each) involving questionnaires and computerized tasks. Participants receive $55 ($5/session plus a $35 bonus after Session 4), and they will also entered into a raffle for a $150 gift card after Session 4.

Find out more information about the Auditory Training Study on the Paid SONA System (http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com). Before signing up, you must complete a prescreen to check eligibility at https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_bdsvA0VfbFBGyvb.



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