UNC Chapel Hill’s Community Clinic often hosts clinical research studies that allow the community to participate in research studies free of charge.


Brain Organization in ADHD

Dr.Jessica Cohen and colleagues in UNC Chapel Hill’s Psychology and Neuroscience Department are recruiting children with ADHD between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn whether there are differences in brain organization in children with and without ADHD. The study involves 1 six hour day and 2 two hour days of computer games, paper & pencil tasks, IQ testing, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scans. All testing is done free of charge.

Recruiting Info:

We are currently recruiting boys and girls ages 8-12 who have not yet gone through puberty and who have ADHD. We ask that participants have never taken medication for their ADHD. To learn more, please contact Kelly at 919-843-3753 or by email (cohenlab@unc.edu).

Please click here to see the brochure.


ICAT Study

Do you or someone you know have a recent diagnosis of a schizophrenia spectrum disorder or psychosis?
Are you/they between the ages of 18-35?
Are you/they interested in earning up to $516 for participating in research at UNC?
Would you/they be interested in receiving free therapy from trained clinicians?

Then contact the I-CAT study at 919-962-4234 or icat@unc.edu

I-CAT is a new type of psychotherapy which involves deep breathing and mindfulness techniques. People who decide to participate will be randomly assigned to either receive their usual treatment services or to 20-28 sessions of I-CAT therapy over a nine-month period (in addition to their usual treatment services). Both therapies will be given free of charge to study participants!

If you would like to learn more about the I-CAT study or find out if you are eligible, contact the study coordinator at 919-962-4234 or icat@unc.edu.

This study has been approved by the UNC IRB, study # 16-1173 and is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.