[Nfbc-info] UCLA Eye Study Seeks Volunteers

Andrews, David B B (DEED) David.B.Andrews at state.mn.us
Wed Aug 4 02:50:12 UTC 2010

We have been asked to circulate the following:

David Andrews

The Jules Stein Eye Institute at University of California, Los 
Angeles is seeking clinical research volunteers. Dr. Michael B. Gorin 
is conducting a nationwide study of genetic and other risk factors 
that contribute to the development of age-related macular 
degeneration (also known as Age-Related Maculopathy). Individuals or 
members of their family may be eligible to participate in this 
observational study (this is not a treatment trial) which does not 
require that individuals travel to UCLA, but allows individuals to 
participate through a confidential and secure website. Individuals 
will be required to give 1 saliva sample or have their blood drawn 
(20 ml). Photographs of the retina will be covered by the study.

The study is looking for:
    * Individuals from 49 to 65 years old who have/had a least one 
parent with macular degeneration. Spouses or partners will be included.
    * The parent(s) who have Age-Related Macular degeneration or have 
a first-degree relative with the disease (siblings).

If an individual wishes to learn more about this study, they can go 
to the following website and read about the study with complete 
anonymity (and even send questions to the research coordinators).


UCLA IRB Number: 08-11-008-02
Expiration Date: June 22, 2011

Feel free to contact me or one of our research coordinators TOLL-FREE 
at 1(800)286-8581 for more information.
Carlos Carballo
Clinical Research Coordinator
Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Jules Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plaza, DS-2-545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7000
Phone:  (310)794-1250
Fax:        (310)794-5701
<carballo at jsei.ucla.htm>carballo at jsei.ucla.edu

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