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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chamber Ensembles Concert. Classical chamber music for trios, quartets, and quintets. Music by Mozart, Beethoven and Boccherini. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Center on Aging Brown Bag Lecture: "Social Exchange and Staffing with Volunteers: The Case of HomeShare Vermont." Authors of the critically acclaimed No Place Like Home: Intergenerational Home Sharing Through Social Exchange, an evaluation of HomeShare Vermont in its formative years when it was known as Project Home. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. Noon. Information: 656-4220.

College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture: "Running from Anxiety: How Exercise Changes the Emotional Brain." William Falls, professor and chair of psychology. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 5 p.m. Information: 656-0756.

Latin Jazz Ensemble and Nonet Performance. UVM Ballroom, 301 Southwick. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Faculty Book Signing. Professor Lyn Carew will sign copies of his new book, Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist. Henderson Cafe, Davis Center. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Jazz Vocal Ensemble with Jazz Combo Concert. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

UVM STAND Benefit Concert. Local bands Moses & The Electric Company, The Edd, and Durians will perform. 18+. $5 cover donation goes to Heal Africa. Nectar's. 9 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Graduate Counseling Program's Informational Open House. Interested in earning a master's degree in counseling? Part time or full time (including evening) options for K-12 School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling with children, adults, families and couples. Mann Hall, Trinity Campus. 5 tp 6 p.m. Information.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Children's Neurocognitive Development and Its Impact on Reading and Memory Performance." Maya M. Khanna, assistant professor of psychology, Creighton University. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Research Studies:

Research Study: Mechanisms of Specific Trunk Exercises in Low Back Pain

Are you between 21-55 years old and suffer from chronic, low back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a research study, conducted by the University of Vermont, that includes the following benefits:

  • Pre and post-treatment testing sessions at the UVM Human Motion Analysis Lab (includes a free physical therapy evaluation)
  • Six physical therapy treatment sessions with a physical therapist at no charge to you or your health insurance
  • $110 total compensation upon completion of study
  • Six,12, 24 month questionnaires
  • You may be randomly selected to participate in an exercise adherence portion of the study

The purpose of this study, conducted by Sharon M. Henry, professor and associate dean of research at the University of Vermont, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is to examine whether or not matching treatment to your specific symptoms is better at decreasing your pain and increasing your function than a non-specific strengthening/conditioning program. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-1478.

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit Study

Are you a woman between the age of 18 and 45 who is not taking hormonal birth control? You may be eligible to participate in a research study on hormones and mathematical ability. The study involves: functional MRI (fMRI) scans of your brain, and financial compensation. Information: [log in to unmask], 847-8767.

Speech Study

Are you left-handed? Over 18? Interested in learning how your brain processes language? You may be eligible for a study involving cognitive processing of language and its impact on individuals' speech. Participants will participate in a short auditory test, a 2-5 minute interview, and the reading of a short passage aloud. Interested? Contact [log in to unmask] for more information.

Participants Needed for Smoking Cessation Research

The Anxiety and Health Research Lab at UVM is looking for individuals, 18-65 years of age, who are daily cigarette smokers and who are motivated to quit smoking. Eligible participants will receive free cognitive behavioral group treatment and nicotine replacement and will be compensated for their time.

The goal of this federally funded research study is to investigate whether the effectiveness of current standard smoking cessation treatment can be enhanced by adding a wellness or exercise intervention.

Information: (802) 489-0178.

Chronic Pain Research Study

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a research study involving: group therapy or chronic pain education, free of charge; functional MRI (fMRI) scans of the brain; financial compensation for participation. If you are interested, you need to have current back pain for 6 months or longer; be age 18 or older; be right-handed. Information: (802) 847-8241.

Older Subjects Needed for Muscle Research

Are you a healthy, non-smoker between 65 and 75 years old and not exercising heavily? Interested in participating in research studying the health of your muscles and how aging affects muscle performance? For your participation in this UVM study, you will receive a free medical screening, muscle strength testing, heart health measure and $200 compensation upon completion. For more information, contact: Mark Miller at 656-4861 or [log in to unmask]

Nutritional Study Research Subjects Wanted

Healthy males and females (18-40 years old) with both overweight and lean body types are wanted for an 8- week nutritional study of the effects of type of dietary fat on body fat balance and insulin activity. Women cannot be pregnant during the study. Eligible subjects will receive free clinical examination; blood lipid and sugar testing; exercise testing; and $2500 for time and expenses.

The study:

  • Will take place at the UVM College of Medicine General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).
  • Will consist of 4 separate feeding periods during which the subject will be able to eat only food provided by the study personnel: 7-day low fat control diet; 21-day moderately high fat experimental diet (saturated fat or monounsaturated fat); then a repeat of the control diet and the alternative experimental diet (using solid foods with all meals provided by the GCRC). During this period, food will be adjusted to prevent or greatly minimize weight gain or loss. Desserts and beverages (other than water) and snacks as well as all other food will not be allowed except for the balanced diet provided by study personnel.
  • Will require blood and breath tests and muscle & fat biopsies at the end of the first control diet and at the end of each of the experimental diets (under local anesthesia).
  • On three consecutive afternoon/evening periods, approximately 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., there will be metabolic studies in the GCRC involving ingestion of fats in formulas and both blood and breath sampling.
  • Three times during the two month period, there will be overnight admissions prior to studies, the next morning, of intravenous glucose tolerance and muscle/fat biopsies.
  • There will be measurements of physical activity continuously during the study and body fat will be measured at the beginning and at the end of each experimental diet.

Event details may be subject to change; contact coordinators or consult online calendar for most current information.