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.



Uniting Couples in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (UNITE)


UNITE is a collaborative treatment study between the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and the UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience  that is examining two different treatments for binge-eating disorder (BED).  UNITE is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.


Binge-eating disorder (BED) is a serious condition that can significantly impair one’s quality of life. Individuals with BED may feel out of control while eating or feel like they can’t stop once they have started. People with BED may experience guilt or shame about their eating as well as distress about shape and weight. BED affects both women and men.


Participation in UNITE includes 16 weeks of study-related treatment conducted by experienced therapists. Your progress will be monitored up to 6 months after treatment. You will also complete questionnaires and receive up to $100 for your time.


Eating and weight concerns can take a toll on your health and well-being. They can also influence your relationships. There is no cost to you to participate in this study.


  • The UNITE program may be appropriate for you if:
  • You (or your partner) are currently experiencing binge-eating
  • You and your partner have been in a committed relationship for at least 6 months
  • You are both at least 18 years old
  • You are both interested in participating in the study
  • You are able to travel to Chapel Hill, NC weekly for treatment

If the above sounds like you or your partner, you may be eligible to participate in UNITE. For more information, please call our study coordinator at (984) 974-3802 or email us at UNITE@unc.edu.

Brochure: UNITE2_brochure 9.15.18