Research is essential to improving health and quality of life, and many research studies need people to participate. Rehabilitation research aimed at discovering knowledge that has a positive impact on the health of people with disabilities.

Project LIFT: Lifestyle Intervention For People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is evaluating the impact of telephone-based health education programs on health, lifestyle, and aspects of quality of life for people with TBI and their families. Participants are asked to:
  • answer questions over the phone about your health and lifestyle
  • have 2 in-person visits to UAB to collect additional information about your health; and
  • participate in a 24-26 week telehealth program designed for people with TBI and their families.

Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Outcomes of Women with and without SCI: An Observational Study - This study aims to compare pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum outcomes of women with and without a spinal cord injury to better understand:
  • Potential difficulties women with spinal cord injury experience
  • Educational and emotional support needs of women with spinal cord injury.

Spain Rehabilitation Center is conducting research involving people with Spinal Cord Injury and Pressure Ulcers - This research study will assess how well Microcyn™ works on Stage 3 and Stage 4 pressure ulcers. The information we learn from this study may lead to a better treatment in the future for people with spinal cord injury who have pressure ulcers.

Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System (POWERS):A Weight Loss Study for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury - This study involves an online health coaching program. This health coaching program was designed specifically for people with disabilities, and has potential to help eligible individuals improve their exercise and diet.

Active Video Game Study -Would you be interested in participating in an active video game study?  The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is currently looking for individuals between 10 and 60 years of age with a lower extremity mobility disability.

Handcycle: Are you interested in participating in a study involving testing an accessible handcycle? The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is looking for adults between the ages of 19 – 55 with tetraplegia.

BLADES - The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is currently looking for individuals who are 19 years or older and interested in participating in a study that looks at the benefits of physical activity.

Physical Activity for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis - Have you been diagnosed with MS and are between 19 and 65 years of age? You may be a candidate for this UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative study.

Telehealth Exercise Training and Monitoring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury - Would you be interested in participating in a home-exercise program that is monitored by an exercise professional through the Internet? The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is testing an exercise system that allows remote communication with an exercise trainer.

Telehealth Exercise Training and Monitoring for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease - Would you be interested in participating in a home-exercise program that is monitored by an exercise professional through the Internet? The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is testing an exercise system that allows remote communication with an exercise trainer.

Muscle Performance and Fatigue in Persons with and without Parkinson Disease - This UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative study aims to compare the muscle function of individuals with and without Parkinson's Disease to better understand the structure and function of muscle in normal aging and Parkinson's Disease.