Cohen Veterans Center Confidential Research Study

The Cohen Veterans Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is seeking Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for participation in a confidential research study. Participation can be done from home. Participation involves:

1) A phone interview from the privacy of your home

2) Saliva sample done at home and mailed back to NYU

3) An online survey

Participating in this study takes approximately 4 to 5 hours in total, and compensation is up to $165 for the time and effort involved. 

Some participants may be invited to travel to New York City. Deciding to travel is optional, and is not required to participate. Those who do make the trip to New York City will complete a blood draw and an MRI brain scan, with further compensation of up to $350, and hotel and transportation arrangements provided.

The goal of this study is to increase understanding of biological factors associated with mental health challenges and resilience, with the long term goal of helping future veterans and civilians with depression, posttraumatic stress and related conditions.

•No treatment or drugs are given.

•All personal information provided is 100% confidential and protected by federal HIPAA Laws. Your privacy is ensured.

We request proof of military service, such as a military ID or DD214.

To participate, please call our Research Associate at: 877-698-3299.

To sign up online, please fill out our online submission form and someone will contact you shortly:

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