You may have a common condition called “uterovaginal prolapse.” The NIH SUPeR Study may work for you.  SUPeR is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study comparing two different methods of surgery for the treatment of uterine prolapse. The surgeries are routine surgical procedures and are not experimental. Women 21 and older who have not had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
Volunteers age 70 and older needed for a study of driving skills. You must be a current driver. You need to own or have access to a computer with high-speed internet. You will complete brief tests to see how well they predict driving skills and safety. You will not be asked to drive. You will receive compensation for participating. Parking is easy and free. You will be offered the opportunity to participate in more research involving training on your own if you have access to a computer with high speed internet. Martha 975-2290.
The UAB Epilepsy Center is conducting a study comparing different forms of lamotrigine in persons with epilepsy. You may qualify if you are 18 years or older and are taking medication to control seizures. If eligible,you may be compensated up to $1300 for completion of the study. Nancy 934-7244.
Are you an overweight, Caucasian woman ages 20-50? If so, you may be eligible for a study about the relationship between macronutrient composition of the diet and metabolic rate. The study includes one baseline-screening visit, and if you are selected for the feeding study, it will include two clinic visits, consuming lunch at the clinic daily for two weeks, and tracking your food intake for two weeks. Compensated up to $100. Call 205-934-0041 for more information.
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. Paula Spath 934-6510.
You may qualify for a research study at UAB Department of Dermatology. If qualified, you will receive investigational medication and study visits at no cost. Compensation. Rhonda 502-9967 or rkaler@uabmc.edu.
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 975-8542.
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 if you are a Caucasian or African American female age 21-45, do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and a testing visit. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass and muscle mass. Compensation up to $125 provided for completing all study visits. 205-975-5664 for more information.
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 krenfroe@uab.edu.
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 amc3321@uab.edu.

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.

We are looking for women age 45-65 to participate in a new vaginal ring study. The study involves five clinic visits. During this time, women will be asked to wear a different vaginal ring each month for three months. Participants will receive physical/GYN exams and HIV/STI testing at no cost and will be compensated up to $450 for their time. For more information, call the AMCRS Team at 205-996-4405.

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. Paula Spath 934-6510.
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. Paula Spath 934-6510.
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