Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus for people of all ages. Though the majority of children and adults don’t experience symptoms, CMV infection before or during birth in newborns (congenital CMV infection) can result in significant lifelong disability. CMV is the most common infectious cause of birth defects in the U.S.
About 1 out of 200 babies is born with congenital CMV infection, and 1 out of 5 babies with congenital CMV infection will have symptoms or long-term health problems, such as hearing loss. Researchers are now studying an investigational CMV vaccine.
Must be women of child-bearing potential, age 16 to 40
May receive compensation for study-related time and travel
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for you.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling one of our call centers:
(912) 623-2240(Rockville and Binghamton)
(402) 934-7563(Cincinnati and Omaha)
(712) 639-6200(Hastings, Grand Island, and Norfolk)
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from this study?
You are not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for you and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I get a physical exam?
If you join the study, you will receive a physical exam. You may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which will be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services. Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.