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Clinical Studies in Enviromental Health—EPA

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COVID-19 Study Enrollment Completed

What is the purpose of this research study?

The purpose of this research study is to develop a non-invasive assay for population surveillance of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study involves measuring antibodies in saliva samples. These antibodies are naturally produced by the human body in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study is conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Can I take part in the study?

  • An adult of at least 18 years of age
  • Have been informed by a healthcare professional that you had a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19
  • Your positive test result must have occurred in the previous 2 months
  • Be a U.S. resident

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to:

  • Complete a very simple questionnaire
  • Collect 2 saliva samples at home and return them by pre-paid mail to EPA
  • You may also be asked to participate in a follow-up study which involves collection of three more saliva samples over one year to see how antibody responses change over time

What will I get for volunteering?

You will receive $ 25 for each sample collection event for this study.

How can I sign up or get more information?

Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ET. Contact telephone numbers:

  • (919) 966-0604 (local)
  • 1-888-279-9353 (toll free)
  • Send an email to recruitment for EPA Studies
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    CRU-BRONCHOSCOPY Currently Not Accepting Recruitment

    What is the purpose of this research study?

    The purpose of this study is to acquire cells from both blood and lungs for further test tube studies of environmental agents.

    Can I take part in the study?

    You may be able to be in the study if you

    • Are between the ages of 18 to 40,
    • Do not smoke, and
    • Are healthy, OR
    • Have mild asthma and are healthy otherwise.

    What will I be asked to do?

    • Have a free physical exam.
    • Take part in breathing tests.
    • Have blood drawn through a small intravenouse (IV) tube.
    • Complete a training session.
    • Undergo a bronchoscopy procedure.

    How long will it take?

    • After screening there will be 1 4-hour visit, but.
    • You must stay in the local area for 24 hours after the study.

    What will I get for volunteering?

    If you complete the procedures, we will pay you $400.00.

    How can I sign up or get more information?

    Call us or send an email. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm EST. After hours, please leave a message on voice mail, and we will return your call promptly.

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