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Alcohol Blood Sample Study

The purpose of this study is to study the relationship between alcohol consumption history and immune responses. We are examining whether people with different drinking histories have different patterns of immune reactivity, based on blood measurements. Participants will be asked to attend one visit to UNC for a blood sample and questionnaires. Total time of participation is estimated at 2-3 hours.

Age & Gender

  • 21 years ~ 35 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Wake)

What will be asked of you

You'll come to UNC for one visit that includes a blood draw (approximately 25ml) and answering questions/questionnaires. Study procedures are expected to last 2-3 hours in total, and we will schedule a time to confirm your eligibility by phone prior to the visit.


$50 upon completion of study procedures, including the visit to UNC.

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
1 visit

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Age 21-35
  • Light or heavy alcohol drinker
  • Non-smoker
  • Not seeking treatment for alcohol problems
  • Generally healthy

Not eligible if:

  • Fear of needles or blood draws
  • Autoimmune/inflammatory disease or other serious illness
  • Currently seeking treatment for alcohol problems

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

NC Memorial Hospital
UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Secondary Visit Location

UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building
100 Eastowne Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

A Leslie Morrow
Psychiatry - Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Substance Use (tobacco, alcohol, opioids, etc)
Wellness and Lifestyle

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