Then you and your baby may be eligible to participate in a study to measure the nutrients and hormones in your breast milk and look at whether they influence your baby’s feeding behaviors and growth. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, and have a healthy baby that is less than 4 weeks old and being fed ONLY breast milk (no formula or cereal). For this study, you will be asked to come to UAB with your baby for 2-3 study visits. You will be compensated for your time. If you have any questions or to confirm eligibility, please contact Camille Schneider at (205) 975-5664 or

You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effect of Glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American and Caucasians (whites) with no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, if you are interested.

The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is looking for individuals to take a low dose of naltrexone or a placebo for 6 months. Every participant will receive the drug at some point during the study. You will be asked to come in for a screening session; to complete a daily symptom questionnaire and to provide blood samples during the 6-month period. If eligible, you will be compensated up to $425. Participants must: Have moderate to severe chronic fatigue (for at least 12 months); Not be pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant; Be without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease; and Not currently using opioid medications. For more about this study, call (205) 530-8006.
Women experiencing overactive bladder symptoms who have not been helped by behavioral therapy and medical therapy or have not tolerated medical therapy and desire further evaluation may be eligible for a new study. HydrA is a UAB Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery study that compares Botox® bladder injections to Botox® bladder injections with hydrodistention (filling of the bladder with sterile water for 5 minutes prior to the botox injection) to help reduce overactive bladder symptoms. For more information, call 934-2569. Compensation is provided.
ASPIRE is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study that compares three surgical procedures that are currently used to repair vaginal prolapse.  Women who have had a hysterectomy, feel or see a vaginal bulge and desire further evaluation may be eligible. For more information, call 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
Are you African American and a caregiver for a loved one who has memory problems that may be dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You may qualify for a UAB study trying to understand your needs and support experiences. Please contact Dr. Olivio Clay at 205-934-2728 or if interested.
Researchers at UAB are studying how a widely prescribed medication may help older adults benefit from resistance exercise and improve muscle size and strength. Study procedures include a free personal training program plus health and fitness screenings at UAB. Eligibility requirements include: • Age 65 and older; • In good general health. For more information complete the questionnaire at:, call 205-934-6231 or email Benefits of resistance exercise includes: • Increased strength and muscle quality; improved daily function; relief of joint/back pain, improved flexibility; bone health, reduction in falls, weight maintenance, sleep improvement; and improved blood sugar control.
You may be eligible for the TWEAK Trial. A randomized clinical trial at UAB to determine if strength training rehabilitation improves recovery after joint replacement. Participants receive free health and functional status monitoring, free body composition and fitness testing, $500 for participation, and free personal exercise testing (half of the participants). Supervised exercise training program with certified trainers (half of participants): 3 days per week for 16 weeks at the Exercise Clinical Trials Facility at UAB. For more information, please call 205-934-6231.
Are you concerned about your bone and joint health? Men and women age 45-69 are needed for a Bone and Joint Health Study, a study about how physical activities and other factors affect the health of your bones and joints.  Compensation is provided.  Call 205-975-7223, Option 2 for more information!
Lesbian and bisexual women needed to study how bacterial vaginosis — the most common vaginal infection — occurs. We want to understand the behaviors that put women at risk for this common infection and we want to improve screening and prevention. 205-996-2780
We are currently seeking cardiac surgical patients to participate in the LEVO-CTS research study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate an investigational drug with the potential to improve outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass and/or heart valve surgery. Minimum eligibility requirements: Must be 18 years or older, your physician has diagnosed you with coronary vessel disease requiring bypass surgery and/or the need for heart valve surgery. Talk to your cardiologist or your heart surgeon for additional information. Questions can also be answered by Alicia Kindred or D'Netria Jackson at 205-934-4711 or 205-975-2088.
If you are 18-65 years old, have a child 12-65 willing to participate in the study with you, generally healthy, with or without history of early life trauma you may be eligible to participate in a research study to explore whether you can pass along your stress to your children. Compensation provided: parents $100/children $25. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call Katlyn at 975-4208.
You may qualify to participate in a research study to evaluate the effect of an FDA-approved medication used for rheumatoid arthritis to see its effective in reducing risk of future heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death. Are you at least 18 years old? Have you had a heart attack or Coronary Artery Disease? Do you have type II Diabetes Mellitus or Metabolic Syndrome? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost.  Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or email
The UAB Office of Psychiatric Research is conducting a study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. In order to qualify, you must have no history of anxiety, psychosis, mania, substance dependence within a year. You must also have no history of endocrine, cardiovascular, or inflammatory diseases. To see if you may qualify, please call (205) 975-4207.
You are invited to be in a research study at the UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility to try out a new investigational medication. If eligible, you will receive $375 in compensation for your time over the course of the study visits. Minimum eligibility requirements: must be age 18 or older, have dry eyes, and must be willing to be present for four study visits over four weeks. For more information, please contact the Clinical Eye Research Facility at 205-934-6734 or
You  may qualify to participate in a national 8-week research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication to treat patients with resistant hypertension. Are you 40-85 years old? Do you have high blood pressure? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams, laboratory tests, ABPM and ECG at no cost. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail
You could be a candidate for a research study evaluating a new procedure for treating high blood pressure. Are you age 18-75? Are you willing to stop or change your current blood pressure medicine for a short time if supervised by a doctor? If yes and you want more information regarding the RADIANCE-HTN STUDY, please contact the UAB Hypertension Clinic at Participants will be reimbursed for travel and study visits expenses.

Are you ages 18-75? Are you currently taking medication specifically for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, also known as Pulmonary Hypertension? You may qualify for participation in the ongoing LIBERTY research study. If you would like more information, please contact the UAB Cardiovascular Clinical Trial Unit, 205-975-9964.

You may qualify to participate in an international research study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Are you at least 18 years old? Do you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and a clinical diagnosis of kidney disease? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, physical exams, laboratory tests and ECG at no cost. Participants will  be reimbursed for time and travel. For more information, call the UAB Hypertension Program at 934-9281 or e-mail
A 24-month research study is being conducted by the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of a commercially 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.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 60-week study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM and obesity. To qualify, you must be age 18 or older, have Type 2 diabetes, and taking insulin or insulin in combination with zero, one, or two oral anti-diabetic medications. Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, physical exam, and diabetic supplies. To participate, you must be willing to take a daily injection and adopt a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program of 100-250 minutes/week. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 975-8217.
Local physicians are part of a larger clinical trial utilizing an investigational medical device for people with post-amputation pain. If you are experiencing moderate to severe post-amputation pain not controlled by medication, we invite you to learn more. Qualifications for the study include: one amputated lower limb; frequent and recurring amputation pain; willingness to undergo implant surgery; and age 21 or older. For participation information, please email, or call 934-4711 or 975-2847 to speak with Alicia Kindred (Study Coordinator) or Joseph Pough (Research Assistant).
If you are interested in participating in a research about study behaviors focusing on prescription stimulant use, please contact Joy Barros at 205-746-7431. If you meet the criteria, you can schedule a time to complete a 15-20 minute survey followed by an in-person interview, approximately lasting an hour. Food and drinks will be available during the interview and participants will receive a t-shirt and sports bottle at the conclusion of the interview.
Have you had recurrent BV (bacterial vaginal infections) 2 or more times in the past 12 months?  We are conducting a sexual partner study for treatment of the female and male sexual partners as a way to prevent BV. Medication at no cost to you. Couples can receive up to $300. Joy, 205-996-2780
Volunteers needed for study of the impact of food preservatives on phosphorus metabolism. You may not participate if you have certain health problems like thyroid disease, are pregnant, smoke, use chronic antacids or are very obese. Involves 7 visits over 14 weeks. Food and compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or
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