Are you age 65 or older? Would you like to receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and free assessments of health and functional status, body composition, and fitness? If so, you may be interested in the MASTERS Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial at UAB to determine if the addition of a medicine (Metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. To learn more, complete the questionnaire at (preferred) or call 205-934-6231.
Participants will discuss their thoughts, views, and opinions about participating in research studies in group setting. Each participant will receive $25 for each focus group session, with a maximum receipt of $50 for attending both sessions. Coretta or 934-2884
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 Candice Griffin 223-8941.
You may qualify if you are age 52-65, non-diabetic, non-smoker, and not on any blood pressure, diabetes, antidepressant, or hormone replacement therapy medications. This study involves potential weight loss, diet counseling, blood draws, body composition analysis, metabolic rate assessment and lipid and hormone analysis. 205-975-9629.
If you are 19 years old or older you may qualify for a research study exploring the effect of an investigational medication which would be added to your current medication regimen. This study is being conducted at UAB by The Department of Nutrition Sciences. Participants will receive study drug or placebo. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4020
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.
African American 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
You may qualify to join the PEARLS Study to help us better understand the associations between clinical, social, culture and environmental factors on maternal and infant health outcomes of pregnant women. We are currently enrolling black and white women who are pregnant with 1 baby (not multiples). Participants must be at least 16 years old and less than 15 weeks pregnant. Study visits can be combined with regularly scheduled pre/postnatal visits. Compensation available. Nicole 205-934-4824.
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. Eight study visits over 5 years. Compensated up to $500. Call 205-975-7238, option 2.
Nutrition Sciences is looking for breast cancer survivors who are not regular exercisers to participate in a research project. The study evaluates the BEAT Cancer program, designed to help breast cancer survivors start and maintain an exercise program. This study includes supervised, individual exercise sessions with exercise specialists. The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Participants must be ages 19-70 with a history of DCIS, Stage I, II or IIIA breast cancer. For more information, call (205) 975-1247 or email All information is confidential and participation is free.
Chronic pain and fatigue are common symptoms that can severely impact major areas of a person’s life. Many individuals suffer from conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia. We suspect that many cases of bodily pain and fatigue are caused by low levels of inflammation in the brain and body. However, this low-level inflammation may not be detected by standard blood tests. In this project, funded by the NIH, we will measure symptoms and immune markers of CFS, every day for 25 days. We will then perform analyses to see which immune markers change with “good” and “bad” days. The data may allow us to develop blood tests for conditions such as fibromyalgia and may even allow us to identify new targets for effective therapies. Women ages 19-65 who… Are diagnosed with CFS or fibromyalgia or experience widespread bodily pain and/or profound fatigue on a daily basis The study takes 39 days to complete: 1 screening visit to determine eligibility; 25 daily blood draw visits (less than 2 tablespoons of blood will be drawn); complete a questionnaire twice daily on a tablet we provide you; your participation is voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time. Participants will be compensated up to $1300. To find out more about the study and participate, please complete the screener. 1-256-600-1662 or email For general information about participant rights, call 1-866-860-3411.
Participants will be required to make one visit which will last about 1 hour. In this visit the participant will take a short paper and pencil assessment, perform a quick activity with a partner, and answer a short questionnaire about thoughts concerning their experience. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the participants, as well as compensation up to $15. 205-934-2424.
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.
Are you ages 19-64 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. 934-2484.
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.
Call The UAB Lung Health Center at 934-5555. You may qualify for a study.
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.
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.
Are you age 19-80 and taking Humira, or any other medication for Ulcerative Colitis? Are your medications not working effectively? You may qualify for a research trial. Treatment and compensation may be provided. To learn more please call, 205-934-1224.
The NIH ESTEEM Study may work for you. ESTEEM is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether combining surgery and pelvic exercises works better for Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) compared to surgery alone. Women 21 and older who desire surgery for their urine leakage may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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 26-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be age 19 or older, Type 2 Diabetes, taking Metformin or diet and exercise only to control your blood sugars. Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, Physical and diabetic supplies. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)996-4015 or (205)996-4020
The UAB Center for Nursing Research has developed a Web site that addresses the pain experienced by patients with CF. Visit the site for information regarding CF and also take part in a new on-line research study. Patrick or 934-7597.
Are you interested in being part of a research project that focuses on informal caregivers? We are seeking African American caregivers age 65 years or older. This study involves one focus group and a telephone survey. Participants can receive up to $30 in gift cards. 934-6752 or
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 21 years of age or older. Alicia Kindred at 205-934-4711 or
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