November 28, 2005

New York Schizophrenia Research Opportunity

If you live in the New York city area - we encourage you to support this effort to move forward the understanding of the genetics of schizophrenia. This is NOT a drug study. And only one visit is necessary (that is, NO follow-on visits).

Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Research Project

With generous funding from the NIMH, researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC is conducting a genetic study of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder in an attempt to identify genes that contribute to the development of schizophrenia. By understanding the biological causes of schizophrenia, we will likely be able to develop more effective treatments.

If you qualify, we will conduct one interview with you about your medical, psychiatric and family history. This interview can be conducted in our offices in NYC or we can travel to you. We will draw a small amount of your blood at the time of the interview. There are no follow-up interviews or blood draws. Weekend and evening appointments are available.

You will be compensated $100 for your time and cooperation.

If you are:
- diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
- Caucasian
- over 18 years old
- willing to donate a small amount of your blood

Please call Lauren at 212-659-5619 for additional information.


I am the mother of a 22-year-old male, caucasian,schyzophrenic, who is unstable and unable to speak for himself at this time. We are in the process of getting guardianship for our son. We are willing to do whatever it takes to help with our son's debilitating illness. I'm afraid we may be too far away from you, in Erie, Pa.

Posted by: Sue Willis at December 3, 2005 06:28 AM

I am a social worker. Curious about why the study does not include persons of African-American decent.

Posted by: Ken Callahan at November 13, 2006 10:03 AM

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