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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 8, 2004

UI Studies Invite People With Schizophrenia

People age 18 and older who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder are invited to participate in research studies at the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry.

The studies aim to evaluate treatments and/or medications that may eventually help people who have schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. The ongoing studies include these areas: antipsychotic medication; weight gain and wellness; medications that may improve thinking and memory; and non-medication treatment of auditory hallucinations.

There are no charges for any of the study procedures or medications, and compensation is available for participants' time and travel expenses. In studies involving medications, participants may receive a placebo (inactive substance) rather than the study medication(s).

The studies are led by Del Miller, M.D., professor of psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

For more information, call UI Health Access toll-free at 800-777-8442 or contact Jane Kerr at 319-353-4955 or jane-kerr@uiowa.edu or Tim Holman at 319-335-6769 or timothy-holman@uiowa.edu. Visit the Department of Psychiatry research Web site at http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/med/psychiatry/healthprofessionals/research.html.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT:
Interested Participants: UI Health Access toll-free at 800-777-8442
Jane Kerr at 319-353-4955 or jane-kerr@uiowa.edu
Tim Holman at 319-335-6769 or timothy-holman@uiowa.edu.

Media Only: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660, becky-soglin@uiowa.edu