We are seeking participants who have had a DaTscan with possible diagnosis of PD that are 19 years of age or older to participate in our research study: Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease using Diffusion Tensor Imaging. This study seeks to develop MRI as a method to improve early diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (PD).  This study will conclude in 12–18 months with only two visits within this time period and each participant will receive $30 compensation after their second visit. Paula 205-934-6510.
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.
Healthy African American men and women age 19–45 yrs are needed for a dietary study. We are studying how genes influence the excretion of sodium and calcium in urine. The study involves consuming controlled diets prepared by the Clinical Research Unit, collecting all of your urine for 5 days, and providing 2 blood samples. Compensation $100. Contact M.C. Robertson, (205) 975-8341.
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 975-2911.
You must be ages 19-49 years and you must not have been vaccinated for influenza for the 2013-2014 season. If you received a flu shot at any time between May 2013 and June 2014, you will not be eligible. Participants will be compensated for each visit after enrollment. For more information about the study or to complete an eligibility screening, please call 205-996-4099.
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.

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.
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 19-35 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 Kerry at (205) 934-1444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
We are recruiting participants from UAB Weight Loss Medicine (formerly UAB EatRight) to fill three weight management groups, as well as recruiting participants who are interested in joining UAB Weight Loss Medicine. The three weight loss management groups are low-carb, Optifast, and Lifestyle. We will be testing resting energy expenditure, body composition, and taking blood samples. We will be doing this initially before they start they diet, at 15 weeks, at 6 months, and at 1 year. You will be ineligible for this study if you are taking steroid medications, are a current smoker or have thyroid disease. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

UAB Department of Psychiatry is currently seeking volunteers who have Bipolar Disorder (also known as Manic-Depression) to take part in a research study looking at an investigational medication. Qualified participants will receive study visits with trained clinicians and study medication at no cost. 

Men and women aged 19 to 75, who are currently on medications for Bipolar Disorder and are not having problems with mood and are physically healthy are qualified to participate.

Interested? Please contact UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484.

UAB Department of Psychiatry is currently seeking volunteers who have Bipolar Disorder (also known as Manic-Depression) to take part in a research study looking at an investigational medication. Qualified participants will receive study visits with trained clinicians and study medication at no cost. 

Men and women aged 19 to 75, who are currently on medications for Bipolar Disorder and are still depressed and are physically healthy are qualified to participate.

Interested? Please contact UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484. 

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.
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 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. Dr. Frank Skidmore 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 two years, followed by phone interviews every 6 months. Involvement in this study could last for up to five years. There will be a $30 compensation after the 2nd and 3rd visit. Dr. Frank Skidmore 975-3395.
Men and women ages 19-75 abnormal kidney function are needed for a study using a new method to measure kidney function. Subjects will be compensated for participation (up to $800). Call Research Coordinator is Teresa Chacana 205-934-7649 and mention the FAST study.
UAB patients age 19 and older needed to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup, clinical factors, environment and lifestyle interact to affect response to blood thinner medications. To qualify, you must be on either dabigatran "Pradaxa" or warfarin "Coumadin" and receive care at UAB. For more information, contact Nita Limdi, Ph.D., at 934-4385 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 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. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
The study will consist of 6-10 testing days, 6 weeks of exercise, 3 or 5 days a week for 20 or 60 minutes each day, and 4 blood draws. Compensated up to $600. For more details and eligibility, call Amy at 205-975-9273.

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