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Study Participation

Dr. Edelstein's Aging & Sexuality Lab

Participants 65 years old and older needed for a research study conducted through the Department of Psychology seeking to gather information about attitudes toward older adult sexuality in long-term care settings. Participation in the study is voluntary and will consist of a brief qualitative interview conducted on the WVU campus. The study will take no more than 30-45 minutes. Participants receive $10 for completing the study. Sessions will be held on the WVU main campus in the Life-Sciences Building. Approval of this research is on file with WVU IRB. For more information, contact Dr. Barry Edelstein at 304-413-6237 or email wvu.agingsexuality@gmail.com


The Healthy Aging Lab  at WVU Psychology
seeks participants  for a research study on  AWE 

Dr. Julie Patrick and the Healthy Aging Lab in the Department of Psychology invite men and women ages 18+ years to participate in a research study examining awe. Adults will be asked to view up to three brief virtual reality videos and rate their emotional responses. In addition, adults will be asked to answer some survey questions.  It may take up to 30 minutes to complete the research study. Adults completing the study will receive $5 (cash) at the end of their participation. For more information, contact Dr. Patrick and her team at:  Julie.Patrick@mail.WVU.edu ,    HealthyAgingWVU@gmail.com or by phone (304.293-1782).   WVU IRB acknowledgement is on file. 


Research Study–Medical Decision-Making Study in Older Adults.

You are invited to participate in a research study examining medical decision-making in older adults. This study will entail one session either in your home or on WVU campus lasting about 60 minutes minutes. You will be asked to view an educational video containing information about medical treatments and fill-out several questionnaires. You will receive $10 to compensate your time.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

·         Be at least 65 years old

·         Be fluent in English

·         Have no terminal diagnosis/illness

For more information, or to sign up for the study, please contact Jarred V. Gallegos at (304) 276-0482 or email WVUMedicalDecisionMaking@gmail.com

Electronic Cigarette Users Needed for Research Study

Are you between the ages of 18 and 55? Do you currently use an electronic cigarette? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine methods of measuring electronic cigarette use. Individuals who complete all 3 visits lasting 3 hours each will be compensated.

For more information, please call the laboratory at (304) 293-0551 or email Nick ( njfelicione@mix.wvu.edu) or Jenny ( jeozga@mix.wvu.edu ).

Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341

West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.

Cigarette Smokers Needed for Research Study

Are you between the ages of 18 and 55? Do you currently smoke cigarettes? Are you interested in using an electronic cigarette? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine methods of measuring electronic cigarette use. Individuals who complete all 3 visits lasting 3 hours each will be compensated.
For more information, please call the laboratory at (304) 293-0551 or email Nick (njfelicione@mix.wvu.edu), or Jenny (jeozga@mix.wvu.edu).
Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341
West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.