Healthy African American men and women, ages 19 or older are needed to study the effect of different sequences of a gene on cholesterol levels. You will not be able to participate if you have problems with your kidneys or liver, if you are pregnant, or if you are taking certain medications.  Involves 1 visit. Compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743,
Are you overweight but otherwise in good physical health? Have you never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requiring a one-time blood draw. Compensation provided. Call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 975-8542.
Healthy controls age 3-21 needed for a study that investigates risk factors for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS). Qualifying participants will undergo a one-time blood draw and complete three surveys. Compensation is provided.
You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.

Healthy men and women aged 19-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You cannot get HIV from getting the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information please call 205-996-4099.
The Department of Dermatology at UAB is studying the effects of oral grape powder on skin cancer prevention. Must be older than 19 without history of skin cancer or other skin conditions that may interfere with evaluations. Study related evaluations and procedures provided at no cost. Compensated $15/visit. Allen Oak, 502-9962
Physically healthy volunteers with no history of mental illness, ages 19-40 needed for a research study sponsored by UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. Study procedures include taking a drug that affects glutamate in the brain, drug testing, blood draws, a psychiatric interview and rating scales, MRI scans, and memory and cognitive evaluation (not an IQ test).  Participants meeting study criteria will be compensated. Call 205-996-9813 to see if you qualify.
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. 205-933-8101 ext. 7305 and ask for the BETTUR study.
Do you wear contact lenses, have dry eyes, or experience eye discomfort? The UAB School of Optometry's Clinical Eye Research Facility is in constant need of part icipants for various studies. We are presently looking for subjects age 19 and older to enroll in a database for notification of current and future studies. For more information, visit
If you are a black or white male age 19 or older, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine. Participation involves two clinic visits (approximately 30-45 each) to complete questionnaires and provide saliva and stool samples. Compensated up to $50 for completion of the study. Justin Sims 205/975.1229 for more information.
Male participants ages 15-20 needed for driving study. Must currently hold a valid driving learner’s permit only, have no severe physical disability that would prohibit part icipation in full protocol, and full access to a computer. Minimal risk involved. Requires 2 visits to UAB that involve driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated up to $100. For more information, call 205-975-9440.
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 ages 18-40 with mild or borderline high blood pressure may be eligible to participate in a 14-week study for high blood pressure. Eligible participants will receive study medication, blood pressure checks, physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost. Participants will be paid up to $75 for each completed study visit, up to $325. Call or email Tammi at (205) 975-7001 or
Must have a previous diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Must currently hold a valid learner’s permit or license, have no severe physical disability that would prohibit participation in full protocol, and full access to a computer. Minimal risk involved. Requires 2 visits to UAB that involve driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated up to $100. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440.
Investigators at UAB are studying the Effects of Sedation on Cognitive Performance in the Elderly. Participants will be evaluated at three time points. We estimate a study time of approximately an hour with an fMRI session. You will be compensated at a rate of $50 for your participation. You must be age 55 or older and in good health. To find out more about this study, call or email Catiffaney Banks in the UAB Department of Anesthesiology (205) 934-4711 or
If you have a diagnosis of RA (or another inflammatory arthritis) and are currently using anti-TNF medications like Humira, Enbrel, Cimzia, Remicade, or Simponi, you are at a higher risk of getting Shingles compared to the general population. If you are at least 50 years old, have one of these diagnoses, have never taken the Shingles Vaccine (with or without positive history of Shingles virus) and test positive for the Varicilla Zoster Antibodies, you may meet the criteria to enroll in the VERVE study. 50% of participants will be administered the Zostavax® (Shingles Vaccine) and the remaining 50% a Placebo (saline) injection. Participants will be monitored for 6 weeks following the injection, and return for a 6 week follow-up visit. Participants who return for the 6 week follow-up visit after receiving the injection will be compensated. Anita Turner, RN Study Coordinator 205-934-2993
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.
Healthy men and women aged 18-70 who have had a prior PPD positive skin test result are needed for tuberculosis research study. Your blood will be drawn by a registered nurse during a one-time study visit. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information please call 205-996-4099.
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.
We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography. One visit is required to assess your body composition. Contact Billy at Compensation is provided.
We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography.  One visit is required to assess your body composition.  If you are interested, contact Billy at Compensation is provided.
If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you  must be a Stage II or Stage III colorectal cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. 205-934-6326
UAB is currently offering a no-cost research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call 975-7721
College students age 19 and older who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day need to participate in an education counseling session. You do not have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves one 30 minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to complete some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight and smoke a cigarette we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total  of $75 for your participation. 975-7721
Are you 50 or older with or without Parkinson's disease and interested in participating in a study evaluating the effects of a computer-based training program on safety & cognition? This study evaluates performance on cognitive tests and a virtual reality street crossing task. Amy 934-5954.
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