Tuesday, April 26, 2016

News Bites

1) Have you heard about the ANGI? Here's their latest:
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will be coming to a close in the following months and we need your help! We are still recruiting individuals with a history of anorexia and individuals without a history of an eating disorder to participate. But hurry, the deadline to participate is June 30, 2016. All that is required is a brief online questionnaire and a blood sample. To make it easier for you, we’ll even send the phlebotomist to wherever you are, nationwide!  
Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card to say thanks. We can’t do this important research without you! 
To find out if you are eligible to participate, visit this link and fill out the survey: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b7KDMDd8SuM1o 
For more information call 1-855-746-2547, email ANGI@unc.edu or visit www.unceatingdisorders.org/angi.
2)  Would you have any interest in an Intervention-style show on eating/body image issues? Here's a blurb from production:
A new documentary style TV program about people with body image issues: We are looking to conduct a 30 minute Skype/FaceTime interview with someone who is currently battling anorexia. The project is in the development stages so the interview would never air/broadcast but will hopefully help us help others. If interested please email us (@jessicamelz@gmail.com) directly. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Thanks so much.
3)  Check out my latest interview on Refinery29 on the snarkiness/gossip around friends with eating disorders.

You can find Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation's Fixation with Food and Weight on Amazon (as a paperback and Kindle) and at BarnesandNoble.com