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Participating in the PWS-EMO Study

Please contact Marie Wencel via the information provided in the 'Contact Us' section of this site if you or someone you know is interested in participating in this study.

What does Participation Involve?

Sample Collection: A blood sample of the subject (approximately 2 small vials) will be collected.

Physical Examination: Performed by either Dr. Virginia Kimonis or Dr. June-Anne Gold.

Intelligence Testing: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition (K-Bit 2).

Behavior Testing: Behavior Assesment System for Children (BASC).

DEXA Scan: Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry - A mild x-ray test which looks at fat to muscle compositon and bone mineral density.

Family History: If you choose to participate, you will be asked to provide information about yourself, your children, siblings, grandparents, and possibly other members of your family. This information may include age, ethnic background, health status, and the biological relationship between individuals.

Photographs: photographs of the subject may also be taken to study the morphological features of patients.

Downloadable Forms

Consent Forms

Assent Forms (Minors)

Other Forms



Marie Wencel Clinical Research Coordinator (949) 824-0521; mwencel@uci..edu

Virginia Kimonis M.D. Principal Investigator (949) 824-0571; vkimonis@uci..edu