Healthy Volunteers

In addition to participating in research studies when you have a particular health condition, you can also participate in many as a healthy volunteer.

Often, healthy volunteers are used as a comparison to a similar person with a condition. This helps scientists understand differences and similarities in people and how diseases affect them differently.

Several such studies are listed below. If you are interested in participating, you may call the Clinical Trials Office or fill out our Volunteer Form and someone will contact you about potential studies of interest.

Healthy volunteers needed to take short-term memory tests (IRB# 21443-EP)

Status: Active



  • Frank G. Hillary, Ph.D., Penn State University, Department of Psychology, University Park, PA



Penn State University Researchers want to understand the structural, metabolic and behavioral changes that occur when patients recover from traumatic brain injuries.

To help with this understanding, we're looking for healthy individuals who are willing to take short-term memory tests while in an MRI scanner.

Compensation is provided for your time.




You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Have not previously experienced a head injury
  • Are 18-65 years old
  • Are able to undergo an MRI
  • Are not claustrophobic



Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802



Our recruitment email is


Phone number: 814-863-2697



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