Join national volunteer-recruitment registry for clinical research
UAB is participating in ResearchMatch.org, the first national online, volunteer-recruitment registry developed to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. This easy-to-use tool can help match researchers and people who want or need to volunteer for clinical trials. Volunteers are notified electronically that they are a possible match, and then they may decide whether or not to release their contact information to member researchers. Register online at ResearchMatch.org.
Healthy boys age 10-15 needed for brain imaging (fMRI) study of cognitive functions. You will view a set of images in the MRI scanner and respond to simple questions by pushing a button. Study will take 2-3 hours total (1 hour in scanner) and can be completed in 2 separate sessions or in a single day. Compensated $50. Dr. Rajesh Kana 996-9368.
Healthy girls age 5-9 needed for a study to investigate the effects of body composition on risk factors associated with breast cancer. The study involves 5 visits over an 8 month time period. Compensation available. The CYCLES study, Annie 975-3494.
Would you like to help your daughter lose weight and learn better eating habits? A study is recruiting overweight African-American and European American girls ages 7-11 to investigate the effects of diet on weight-loss and body composition. This 25-week study involves 7 clinic visits, 7 education sessions, and compensation. The PRIMO study, Annie 975-3494..
Child and adolescent depression study: Is your child feeling sad, down, hopeless? Feeling tense, irritable, or angry? In good physical health? Between the ages of 7 and 17? Not diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or an eating disorder? Not currently taking ADHD medicine? If so, he/she may be eligible to participate in a research study for depression at UAB. This 8-9 week study involves a no-cost study drug or placebo. 934-2484 or 975-2911.
Healthy, overweight 7-11 year females needed to participant in an observational study to investigate health effects of prolonged sitting. We are recruiting African or European American, prepubertal females for a 16-week study. Involves four 2-day visits and compensation. Annie, 975-3494.
Caucasian or African-American woman age 21-40 needed to participate in an exercise intensity study that is being conducted by the UAB Departments of Human Studies and Nutrition Sciences. This is a 16-week study that requires (4) overnight stays at UAB (over a 16 week period). If you are diabetic, smoke or are more than moderately overweight, you will not qualify. Participants will enroll in an exercise program bike riding and walking). Improve your fitness level and receive information that includes your daily caloric expenditure, physical fitness level, bone density and body fat composition. May be compensated. Brandon, the Exercise Intensity Study, 975-3806.
Are you interested in learning more about your sexual and reproductive health and ways to prevent STD infection? Join a study of African American lesbian and bisexual women that is looking at risks for STDs. We want to understand the behaviors that put women at risk for STDs and we want to improve STD screening and prevention. Eligible volunteers will be compensated. 205-930-1151.
Women age 60 and over are needed to participate in a study to learn more about measuring physical activity. Women who have not had a heart attack, stroke or heart related hospitalization in the last 6 months and who can walk continuously for 10 minutes may qualify. You would be asked to complete some short questionnaires, perform a few light and moderate household tasks and walk on an indoor track and treadmill while wearing some devices that measure activity. The visit lasts about 2 hours and you receive a $25 Visa gift card after completion. Cathy 934-7683.
Do you have pre-diabetes? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a study to determine if an experimental snack product can lower blood sugar and improve insulin action. Participants will be involved for three, 4-week phases. Compensation provided. 975-4113.
Tired of uncontrollable bowel leakage? The “LIFE” Study may be right for you! UAB is conducting a research study aimed at the treatment of bowel or fecal incontinence in women.If you are experiencing accidental bowel leakage and are female age 19 or older who has a history of leakage for at least 6 months and experiences this leakage at least 4 times over 2 weeks, you may be eligible to participate in the LIFE Study. For additional information, 205-934-3178. Compensation provided.
Tired of uncontrollable urine leakage? The “ROSETTA” Study may be right for you! UAB in conjunction with the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is conducting a research study aimed at the treatment of women with urinary urge incontinence using Botox A® and InterStim Therapy®. If you are experiencing a sudden strong desire to go to the bathroom that causes leakage of urine and: Are female age 21 or older; experience leakage three or more times per day; have tried at least two medications for urine leakage; may have tried other treatments such as pelvic muscle exercises; have not had Botox A® for treatment of urine leakage; have not had InterStim therapy® for urine leakage then you may be eligible to participate in the ROSETTA Study. Compensation provided. 934-5498 or Toll free 1-877-496-4673, option #6.
Are you planning a pregnancy? We are seeking women age 19 and older who have never given birth to participate in a clinical trial to determine the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on the structures of the pelvic floor. You must have no baseline symptoms of incontinence and be willing to have two MRIs. Compensation. Leslie 934-1777 or Lynn 934-4080.
Are you a female UAB student age 19 and older? You may be eligible to participate in a dissertation study to help determine if exposure to magazine advertisements is associated with body mass index. The study involves a 1-time web-based survey that takes approximately 15 minutes. If interested, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MAGS. Candice Griffin 223-8941.
BRAVO study: Do you want to earn up to $360 and be part of a national study to identify new ways to test for and prevent vaginal health problems? Join the BRAVO! Study today! Women ages 15-25. Joy 996-2780.
Healthy young men needed for an exercise study. Must be currently inactive, age 17-22; compensated up to $600. 6 weeks of bicycle training in a private, UAB research gym. Randomized to 20min 3days/wk or 60 minutes 5 days/wk. Total 9-week commitment. 975-9273.
Are you a man age 40 or over with urinary symptoms? If you urinate at least 9 times in 24 hours, wake up at night to urinate, or have urine accidents, you may be eligible for the COBALT study. Medications + compensation. 934-3259.
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Do you have asthma? Are you having symptoms? Call The UAB Lung Health Center at 934-5555. You may qualify for a study.
Depression study If you are age 19-65, feeling sad, down, hopeless; feeling guilty, tense, or irritable; in good physical health; experiencing disturbed concentration, appetite or sleep and have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication and still experiencing depression? You may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational treatment for depression involving Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS). For more information and to determine eligibility, call 934-2484. Compensation provided.
Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 5 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. For more information (205) 996-4015, (205) 996-4020 or (205) 975-8217.
Do you have bipolar disorder? Are you ages 19-65? You may qualify for a study that is looking at a once monthly treatment for bipolar symptoms. Sherer 996-5987.
If you have Parkinson’s disease and are troubled by unintentional urine loss... You may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center offering behavioral therapies that can help. You must be: a veteran, age 50 or over, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, accidentally leaking urine at least 4 times a week, willing to attend clinic visits and follow instructions at home. This study does not involve any medications. 934-3259 and ask for the BETTUR study.
Do you have Type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease or stroke? To join the study you must: be age 50 or older; have type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of heart disease or stroke; and be able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer 9 phone contacts over a three-year trial period. The study provides an investigational medication that is taken once weekly. If eligible, you may be compensated up to $640 for completing all study visits. 205-934-2294.
The UAB School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, is recruiting participants for a new research study that will test the safety and effectiveness of a new synthetic bone grafting material when used to treat oral bone loss resulting from Periodontal (gum) Disease. Eligible candidates must be age 25 or older and have a particular type of Periodontal Disease diagnosis. The study will require multiple visits to the Periodontal Research Clinic over a period of approximately 6-months. Women who are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy will be excluded. Other medical conditions and medications may also prevent enrollment. 205 934-1503.
Do you have peripheral artery disease? You may qualify to participate in an international 18-36 month research study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Are you at least 50 years old? Do your legs hurt? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, physical exams, laboratory tests and ECGs at no cost. 934-9281.
ADHD & Sleep Study: Do you have a diagnosis of ADHD? Are you experiencing difficulty sleeping? Are you ages 19-65 and in a generally healthy medical condition? If you answered yes to the questions, you may be eligible to participate in a research study that looks at whether using Bright Light Therapy will be helpful in improving sleep. 934-2484.
Men & women age 50-90 in good physical and mental health without significant thinking problems needed to study decision making in adults. Involves 1 hour pencil and paper testing. 3 visits – 1 every 3 months. Compensated $225 ($75/visit). Dr. Triebel 934-8155.
Depression study: Are you ages 19 and 64 and are currently feeling down, sad, or hopeless? Feeling guilty, tense, or irritable? Are you experiencing disturbed sleep, eating, or concentration? Are you in good physical health? Have you tried at least 1 antidepressant medications in the past? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational treatment for depression involving low field magnetic stimulation. Compensation provided. 934-2484.
African-American men & women age 65-90 in good physical health without significant memory problems needed to study basic money skills and decision-making in older adults. Physical exam, pencil & paper testing, & MRI scan. 1 visit/yr for 5 yrs. Compensated $110/yr. Amy 975-4955.
Have you recently cut down or stopped drinking on your own? UAB researchers want to interview and track men and women who have recently quit heavy or problem drinking without treatment. If you are such a person, we believe you could provide valuable information that may improve programs to help others quit. This study is not a treatment program. Confidentiality will be strictly maintained. We come to you. Interviewed participants will be reimbursed for their time and effort. 934-6082 or 800-815-6200 or www.HealthyDecisions.uab.edu.
Are you taking a statin (such as Lipitor or Crestor) and ages 50 or older? Do you have a history of heart disease OR diabetes and/or other cardiovascular risk factors? If so, you may be eligible for the REDUCE-IT trial. REDUCE-IT is a research study testing an investigational drug. 8 study visits over 5 years. Compensated up to $500. Call 205-975-7238, option 2.
Do you have Alzheimer's? A research study — BAP — is underway to explore a new investigational drug (bapineuzumab) for Alzheimer's disease. You may be able to participate in the BAPI study if you age 50-88 and have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease. A medical team, including a physician, will monitor participants throughout the study. Sherer 996-5987.
Do you have a family member with Type 1 Diabetes? The UAB Department of Pediatric Endocrinology is conducting a study to identify individuals at high risk for developing Type 1 Diabetes and to understand more about its development. The screening is part of a national research program called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. Family members — parents, children, brothers and sisters — are eligible to be screened. Cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren may also be eligible. Victoria Gunter 996-7648.
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic is looking for healthy HIV-negative men and women ages 19-50 to participate in HIV vaccine studies. You CANNOT get HIV from the vaccine. Compensation is $75 per visit. 934-6777
Do you have "pre-diabetes"? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a study to determine if an experimental snack product can lower blood sugar and improve insulin action. Participants will be involved for (3) 4-week phases. Compensation. 975-9629.
UAB nutrition study for older adults. Men and women aged 55-75 are needed to participate in a study to determine if what we eat for breakfast affects health. You may qualify if you do not smoke, do not have kidney or liver disease, or uncontrolled high blood pressure, and you have not had a heart attack within the past 6 months. Two overnight testing visits to UAB are required. Participants will receive all breakfast food for 4 weeks; nutrition information; blood sugar and cholesterol levels; bone density results; compensation up to $250. 934-4386.
Seeking healthy adults ages of 35-85 for brain mapping study. We are studying differences between the brains of healthy individuals and people with Parkinson's disease, or those at risk for developing the disease. The study will involve two visits, including a MRI of the brain during the second visit. Compensated $30 after your MRI scan. Joanna 975-3395.
Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, progressive supranuclear palsy or Parkinsonism? We are studying differences between the brains of healthy individuals and people with Parkinson's Disease, or those at risk for developing Parkinson's Disease. The study will involve two visits, including a MRI of the brain during the second visit. You will be compensated $30 after the 2nd visit after your MRI scan. Joanna 975-3395.
Does your partner complain that you have been kicking, screaming, punching, grabbing or even jumping out of bed at night while you are otherwise asleep or have you been diagnosed with REM Behavior Disorder by a sleep medicine specialist or a physician? We are recruiting subjects ages of 25-85 for a study looking at the differences in the brains of healthy individuals compared to those who have REM behavior Disorder. The study will involve two initial visits. Following this, there will be a phone interview every 6 months, then a follow-up visit at 2 years, followed by phone interviews every 6 months. Involvement in this study could last for up to 5 years. There will be a $30 compensation after the 2nd and 3rd visit. Joanna 975-3395.
Do you need dental fillings? A 24-month research study is being conducted by the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of a comercially available tooth colored dental filling materials bonded on the sides of teeth with three adhesives. Enrollment in the study requires that the subject be available for the 24-month study period. Screening appointments now are available and subjects needing fillings on the sides of their teeth are likely candidates. The fillings are free and a monetary incentive is paid at each recall visit. To determine if you are eligible for this study, call LaTara 996-5747.
Men & women age 65 and older with high blood pressure needed for a study to see whether adding a medication to current blood pressure treatment lowers the risk of cardiovascular events. Participants can have a history of heart disease, stroke or diabetes, or have risk factors for heart disease Compensation. 975-7902 or 1-866-965-7903.
Men and women age 45-90 with Macular Degeneration in both eyes needed for a research study on brain changes after vision loss from macular degeneration. We need volunteers with macular degeneration. Requirements: Have macular degeneration in BOTH eyes be right-handed; no history of stroke or other neurological problems. Involves 3-4 visits including an MRI while you perform a simple video game. Paid $100 for participation. Some will be trained on the video game; they will be paid an extra $100. Martha 934-0232.
Body composition assessment at no cost to you. Learn your % body fat. You may qualify if you are age 7-90, healthy, non-pregnant or ambulatory. This study involves body composition tests on 2 different instruments, exposure to very low X-ray levels, about 1 hour of your time. 975-3315.
Are you concerned about your blood pressure and how low it should be? If so, you may qualify for a research study. To be considered you must be at least 50 years of age, have high blood pressure with a systolic (upper) number of at least 130 and have no history of diabetes or stroke. If you qualify for the study, receive the following at no cost: FDA approved blood pressure medication, regular medical testing, memory testing, EKG’s (electrocardiograms), and blood pressure management. Compensation. Call the SPRINT office of Dr. Thornley-Brown in the Department of Nephrology, 975-4482.
A 24-month research study is being conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of tooth-colored dental filling materials. Screening appointments are available now and subjects needing fillings in their back teeth are likely candidates. The fillings are free and an incentive is offered at the recall visits. To determine if you are eligible for this study, call LaTara at 996-5747 for a screening appointment.
Men and women ages 65 and older needed to participate in a study that examines how lifestyle changes affect body fat, risk factors for disease and quality of life. This study requires a 1-year commitment. You may qualify if you are in generally good health and you are on medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Compensated up to $225. CROSSROADS Study 996-5295.
Healthy men & women age 55-90 with mild memory loss and/or diagnosed w/Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) needed to study how memory decline affects everyday skills. Physical exam, pencil & paper testing, & MRI scan. 1 visit/yr for 5 yrs. Compensated $110/yr. Amy 975-4955.
Men & women age 55-90 with mild memory loss and/or diagnosed w/mild Alzheimer's Disease (AD) needed to study how memory decline affects everyday skills. Physical exam, pencil & paper testing, & MRI scan. 1 visit/yr for 5yrs. Compensated $110/visit. Amy 975-4955.
Do you have type 2 diabetes? If you currently take no pills or one, two or three pills for diabetes, you may be eligible for a research study of a new diabetes medication taken one time a week. The study drug will be added to your current treatment plan. Compensation up to $700. 975-8217.
Depression studies: Feeling sad, down, hopeless? Feeling guilty, tense or irritable? Wishing you were dead? Experiencing disturbed concentration, appetite, or sleep? If you are age 19-65, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational medication for depression. Compensated. Office of Psychiatric Research 934-9189.
Right-handed healthy volunteers and persons with a diagnosis of either schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder age 19-55 needed for a research study to map brain activity while performing decision-making tasks. Study procedures include a clinical interview, computerized test of memory and decision-making, brief vision and handedness evaluation, blood draw (not required for study participation) and 3 MRI/MRS scans over the course of a 6 week period. Participants meeting study criteria will be compensated up to $400 upon completion. David 996-9813.
The UAB Lung Health Center is doing research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating COPD. Normal, healthy people age 40-75 needed. 934-5555 to see if you qualify for a current study.
Do you need dental fillings? A 24-month research study is being conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of investigational tooth-colored dental filling materials. Enrollment requires that the subject be available for the 24-month study period. Subjects needing fillings in the back teeth are likely candidates. The fillings are free and a monetary incentive is offered at the follow-up visits. 996-5747.
Do you have ulcerative colitis? Volunteers age 19-65 with moderate or severe ulcerative colitis needed to study an investigational medicine. All study-related meds, procedures and exams provided at no cost. To learn more, call 1-877-UAB-4-IBD.
Do you have type 2 diabetes complicated by blood vessel problems such as heart disease, carotid artery disease, stroke, or poor circulation in your legs or feet? If you are over age 50 you may qualify for a research study investigating the effect of a diabetes drug on blood vessel disease. Participants will receive study drug or placebo provided by the study in addition to the care from your usual diabetes care provider. Miriam 975-8217.
Are you age 19 or older with high blood pressure? If you have mild to moderate hypertension you may qualify to participate in a national 8-week research study for high blood pressure. Eligible study participants will receive study medication, blood pressure checks, physical exams, lab tests and ECG at no cost. Compensation. 934-9281.
High cholesterol? Men & women age 19 or older with high LDL cholesterol who are currently taking medication to lower cholesterol may qualify for a research study of an investigational cholesterol-lowering medication. Study drug, physical exam, and lab tests at no cost. 934-9502.