Jun. 29th, 2009

joreth: (sex)
CARAS-endorsed research study call for volunteers. Please feel free to forward and cross-post!

Seeking Volunteers for a Study Addressing Menopause and Sexuality

What are some of the issues that affect sexuality during menopause? African American and Caucasian women are needed for a study addressing questions about menopause. Participants must be women between the ages of 40 and 60, experiencing menopause, English speaking, currently not taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or on hormonal birth control, in a relationship with a sexual partner, and without major medical or mental health problems.

Participation requires completing an online or paper survey. Some volunteers who live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area may also be eligible to participate in a substudy that involves a small blood draw. Participants in the blood draw substudy may be compensated. For more information, please contact Robert Clark, MS, at 301-295-9666 or at menopausestudy1@gmail.com.

This research study is sponsored by the Uniformed Services University, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, in Bethesda, Maryland. You can access the on-line survey here:


This study was endorsed as a meritorious research project on January 30, 2009 by the CARAS Research Advisory Committee, a community advisory board hosted by the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative
Sexualities (CARAS).

For more information on CARAS, please visit the CARAS website at https://www.caras.ws . Download the current CARAS Calendar at https://www.caras.ws/downloads/CARAS_Calendar.pdf

Star Party

Jun. 29th, 2009 02:49 pm
joreth: (Silent Bob Headbang)

The Atlanta Skeptics are proud to present “A Full Moon for Cancer” - a Star Party in memory of Jeff Medkeff. The event will be hosted by renowned astronomers Phil Plait and Pamela Gay.


When: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 7 p.m.

Where: The Bradley Observatory at Agnes Scott College

Proceeds to go to the American Cancer Society

Please join the Atlanta Skeptics on Thursday, September 3, 2009 for stargazing, dinner, drinks and conversations with astronomers. As part of the International Year of Astronomy, we’re hosting a star party to celebrate the beauty of the universe around us while raising money for a great cause.

Astronomers Phil Plait and Pamela Gay will be hosting the event, leading guests in exploration of the skies, and discussing what we see.
This event is in honor of Jeff Medkeff, the Blue Collar Scientist, astronomer, skeptic and friend to many of us. Jeff succumbed to liver cancer in 2008. All proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society in Jeff’s name.

Ticket Prices:
$65 - Includes stargazing, lecture, dinner and 4 drink tickets (beer or wine)
$50 - Includes stargazing, lecture, dinner and soft drinks

Dressy/Cocktail attire is suggested.

We will also be sending a video feed of Pamela and Phil’s lecture into the planetarium. You may purchase tickets for the lecture only for $10.
Please note, there is a $2.00 shipping charge for online or mail-in payments. If you can to pay in person by check or another method, please contactatlantaskeptics@gmail.com to avoid this charge.


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