Paid Brain Imaging Research Study on Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol

The Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School is conducting a research study that looks at genes and how the brain responds to alcohol using MRI brain scanning techniques.



We are looking for people who:

  • are 21-26 years of age
  • are eligible for MRI scans
  • are not pregnant or possibly pregnant
  • have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • are able to drink alcohol during study visits


You will come to the laboratory for 3 study visits. Study components include completing diagnostic interviews, mental function (cognitive and behavioral) tests, giving a saliva sample, and completing a MRI scan. You will drink alcohol on two separate days. Total participation for initial assessment and MRI scan will take about 5-6 hours. Each of the two alcohol sessions will take about 5-6 hours. You will be invited to return one and two years later and repeat study components.


You will be compensated for study components completed and receive up to $1,021.


The research study will be conducted at The University of Texas at Austin.


This study has been approved by The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board. To see if you’re eligible, complete the interest form and research staff will contact you:


You can also call (512) 495-5198 or email for more information.

Monday, May 20 at 9:00am

More dates through August 30, 2024

Health Discovery Building (HDB), 4R Floor 1601 Trinity St, Austin TX, 78712

Event Type

Academics, Campus & Community, Research Opportunities & Studies


Dell Medical School

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Alumni, General Public

Research Opportunities



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