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Dermatology Open House Screening – July 18 & 19, 2018

Screening for Actinic Keratosis, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Psoriasis and Rosacea

WHAT: Dermatology Open House Screening

WHEN: July 18th & 19th, 2018

Concerned about your skin condition and want to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies? We’ll be hosting an open house* on Wednesday and Thursday, July 18th and 19th, for people with questions about the following conditions:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

The evaluation is at no cost to you and health insurance is not required to participate.

Appointments are required to help manage your time while you’re with us.

*If you have participated in any of our skin condition open houses in the past three (3) months, we ask that you wait until our next open house to participate.

Contact our study hotline at (919) 781-2514 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Wake Research would like to keep you up to date.

Our monthly newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

Volunteer Referral Program

Suggest a friend and receive a $50 referral bonus.
Learn more here

 Featured Studies

Postpartum Depression

Anxiety, Fear, Despair After Childbirth?

It could be postpartum depression. Learn more about a research study in women with severe postpartum depression.

Compensation up to $399 available.

Postpartum Depression Study

Birth Control (Permanent, without Surgery)

Right now, women’s health specialists at Wake Research Associates are conducting a research study for an in-office procedure for permanent birth control that does not involve surgery or incisions.

Compensation up to $895 available.

Non-surgical Birth Control Study

Alzheimer’s Disease

Wake Research is enrolling volunteers in a study of the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medicine for people with Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia.

Compensation up to $450 available.

Alzheimer’s Disease Study

Other Studies

Check out our complete list of enrolling volunteer studies here…

Active clinical trial studies

Want to be notified whenever a new volunteer study matches your interests?

Complete a volunteer sign-up form

May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

Wake Research would like to keep you up to date.

Our monthly newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

Volunteer Referral Program

Suggest a friend and receive a $50 referral bonus.
Learn more here

 Featured Studies

Chronic cough getting in your way?

Wake Research Associates is enrolling volunteers with chronic cough in a study testing the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medication.

Compensation up to $840 available.

Chronic Cough Study

Fatty Liver (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis – NASH)

NASH is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. We are currently enrolling volunteers in a research study of the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug for NASH.

Compensation up to $3,490 available.

Fatty Liver (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis – NASH) Study

Ulcerative Colitis

Are you suffering from Ulcerative Colitis symptoms? You may be eligible for a clinical research study.

Compensation up to $1,350 available.

Ulcerative Colitis Study

Other Studies

Check out our complete list of enrolling volunteer studies here…

Active clinical trial studies

Want to be notified whenever a new volunteer study matches your interests?

Complete a volunteer sign-up form

April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

Wake Research would like to keep you up to date.

This newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

Volunteer Referral Program

Suggest a friend and receive a $50 referral bonus.
Learn more here

 

 Featured Studies

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

We are enrolling volunteers with NAFLD in a study testing an investigational medication.

Compensation up to $2,006 available.
Learn more about participating in a clinical study for this condition here: NAFLD Study

Endometriosis

Wake Research is looking for women to participate in a research study to evaluate whether an investigational medicine could reduce pain due to endometriosis.

Compensation available.
Learn more here: Endometriosis Study

Crohn’s with Abdominal Pain

Do you experience abdominal pain from your Crohn’s disease? Wake Research Associates is enrolling individuals with this condition.

Compensation up to $1,050 available.
Learn more here: Crohn’s with Abdominal Pain Study

Essential Tremors

Have you been diagnosed with essential tremor? You may qualify for a clinical research study.

Compensation up to $480 available.
Learn more here: Essential Tremors Study

Anal Fissures

Are you looking into options for your PAINFUL Anal Fissures? Consider joining a clinical research trial.

Compensation up to $660 available.
Learn more here: Anal Fissures Study

Uterine Fibroids

If you have uterine fibroids, are between 18 and 51 years of age and pre-menopausal, you may qualify for our current study.

Compensation up to $1,700 available.
Learn more here: Uterine Fibroids Study

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Do you have eczema? Red itchy patches on your skin? You may qualify for a clinical research trial of the safety and effectiveness of an investigational consumer product for eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).

Compensation available.
Learn more here: Eczema Study

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis creates feelings of bloating, nausea, vomiting and pain.

We are enrolling volunteers with idiopathic or diabetic gastroparesis in a research study.

Compensation up to $330 available.
Learn more here: Gastroparesis Study

Psoriasis

Do you currently have moderate to severe psoriasis…red, thick patches of skin that may have silvery scales and often itch? We are conducting a research study of an investigational medication for people with psoriasis.

Compensation available.
Learn more here: Psoriasis Study

 

Other Studies

Check out our complete list of enrolling volunteer studies here…

Active clinical trial studies

Want to be notified whenever a new volunteer study matches your interests?

Complete a volunteer sign-up form

Open House for Women’s Health – Uterine Fibroids

Open Screening for Women Concerned about Uterine Fibroids

Wake Research is offering an open screening for women concerned about uterine fibroids. We’re especially interested in finding individuals who meet the following conditions:

Women ages 18-50 with one of the following conditions:

  • Heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids
  • A family history or suspicion of family history for uterine fibroids

The pre-screening abdominal ultrasound scans are free-of-charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend. Contact Bridget, a recruiter at Wake Research Associates, at 919-645-9229 to schedule your scan.

What
Women’s Ultrasound Open Screening

Where
Wake Research Associates
3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304
Raleigh, NC 27612

When
Wednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Open House Screenings for Pediatric Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Wake Research Associates Introduces Open House Screenings for Pediatric Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Saturday, March 17th

[Raleigh, NC] – Wake Research Associates is introducing complimentary screenings for pediatric eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).

Open House Details

Saturday, March 17th, Wake Research will host an open house for children and adolescents to have an examination of a skin condition called eczema, or atopic dermatitis. This common skin condition features dry scaly patches on the skin. The discomfort and scratching from this skin condition can lead to skin infections.

The examination is free of charge and open to children and adolescents, age 2-17. Individuals under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Participants can take a copy of the review with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (919) 781-2514 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Screenings will be offered at Wake Research’s Raleigh location, 3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304, at the corner of Duraleigh and Edwards Mill Rd.

Wake Research to Host Colitis and Crohn’s Research Fundraiser

Join Wake Research for a fundraiser to support Colitis and Crohn’s research. Meet members of the Wake Research team in the lobby of our building, 3100 Duraleigh #304, Raleigh, NC 27612 on Tuesday, March 20th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We’ll have information to share about research into Crohn’s and Colitis diseases, including information about our clinical research into these two important conditions. Visitors will have a chance to register to win prizes as well. Donations are not necessary to register to win prizes.

Contact us at (919) 781-2514 for more information about this event. Visit our website at wakeresearch.com for more information about Wake Research Associates.

Join us for a Memory Loss Open House on February 16th

Are you, or someone you love, starting to forget things?

Join us for an open house for individuals concerned about their memory loss. We’ll perform a brief memory and cognitive assessment to identify serious memory impairment.


Ask yourself if in the past few years you’ve noticed concerns such as:

  • Becoming lost driving
  • Repeating questions in conversations
  • Finding yourself unable to come up with a specific word, such as trying to say the word “car” but having to say instead “the thing you drive to work in.”
  • Forgetting the names of people you’ve met recently

Have other people noticed changes in your memory?

Problems such as these may be early signs of dementia. Wake Research is investigating a drug for people with Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia, and is trying to identify potential participants. Participating in the memory screening does not obligate you to participate in the research study. The whole appointment will take about 2 hours, and there is no cost to you or your insurance.

Contact us at (919) 781-2514 to schedule an appointment.

Details:

What:      Memory Loss Open House

When:     Friday, February 16th, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, by appointment

Where:    3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304 | Raleigh, NC 27612

Open House for Fatty Liver Disease

Concerned about possible fatty liver disease?

Join us for an open house, Thursday, February 8th from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, where we’ll be debuting our new fibroscan equipment for Fatty Liver Disease.


We’re looking for people:

  • Age 18-75
  • With no history of alcohol abuse OR drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
  • With abnormal lab tests (including liver and cholesterol)
  • With NO history of hepatitis B or C
  • Have a family history of liver disease related to fatty liver
  • Who are overweight
  • At risk of diabetes or current stable diabetes

Other conditions may apply. Contact us at the information below to schedule an appointment to join us during the open house times.

Wake Research Associates
3100 Duraleigh Road
Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 781-2514

Uterine Fibroids Study at Wake Research

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years in women. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Half of all women have fibroids by the age of 50. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

In general, uterine fibroids seldom require treatment. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding. Fibroids can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them. However, they can grow very large. They may fill the entire uterus, and may weigh several pounds. Although it is possible for just one fibroid to develop, usually there are more than one.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse

Treatments

Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on various things including your age, general health, severity of symptoms, type of fibroids and whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The best solution for treatment is to visit your primary physician for a pelvic exam so a proper examination can be conducted.

Wake Research is currently enrolling women with uterine fibroids for a clinical study. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (919) 781-2514 or visit our volunteer studies page for uterine fibroids.

Wake Research is a unique and innovative resource site for Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV clinical trials. We offer a wide variety of trial studies that may be suitable for a diverse pool of qualified individuals including, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Wake Research is home to the Wake Research family of companies, headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Wake, Johnston, Nash, Durham and Orange Counties, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Benson, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Creedmoor and beyond.

For more information on uterine fibroids, reference the following link:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/DS00078