Clinical study spotlight: Brain alcohol study

UNMC researchers are seeking participants for a research study who have had alcohol use disorder in the past and have been abstinent from alcohol for 30-180 days.

The goal of this research study, led by Jennifer Blackford, PhD, director of research at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, is to learn about the brain during recovery from alcoholism and whether there are differences between men and women. Participants in the study will be asked to partake in clinical interviews and questionnaires at MMI and have an MRI scan and blood drawn at the UNMC Hixon-lied Center/Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

To be eligible for the study, participants must be ages 22-40 who:

  • Have not used any alcohol for 1-6 months
  • Have a history use disorder or problems with alcohol
  • Must be able to undergo an MRI scan
  • Are not on a hormonal birth control, reached menopause or pregnant

To learn more about this study or to get involved, visit the study‚Äôs webpage.

(IRB# 279-21-FB)

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