Volunteers Needed for Brain Imaging Research Studies in Schizophrenia

Screening Protocol for Brain Imaging Studies in Schizophrenia

image MD looking at Brain Scan

Who we are looking for:

  • Ages 18-65
  • Diagnosis or symptoms of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, or Schizophreniform disorder
  • On or off medication (we have studies available for both)
  • Negative urine toxicology (except for Cannabis in some cases)
  • Proficient in English

How to participate:

  • Call or email one of the following to express your interest:
    (631) 495-5441
  • To determine if you are eligible, you will first be asked a series of questions on the phone
  • Following this, if you are found to qualify, a team member will schedule a weekday for you to come in person for the first visit

Your participation:

  • As mentioned, there are a variety of different studies investigating Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Schizophreniform disorder (as well as symptoms of these disorders) within our lab

    Most of these studies can be completed within 3-7 visits
    Procedures for all studies involve the following, although some involve additional tasks:

    Confidential interviews
    A physical exam (with blood/urine collection & ECG)
    Surveys & questionnaires
    Cognitive testing and behavioral tasks
    MRI and/or PET scan(s)

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Compensation is dependent upon which study you are interested in and eligible for
    Compensation ranges from $80-$2,910 for completing all study procedures
  • Other possible benefits include helping understand the underlying science and treatments for people with schizophrenia, and receiving medical procedures - such as a physical exam, diagnostic evaluation, and brain imaging- at no cost to you.

Contact Information:

Multi-Modal Translational Imaging (MMTI) Lab 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 
Stony Brook Medicine

(631) 495-5441