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 mperki2@uab.edu.
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.
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 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. Call Joy at the UAB Personal Health Clinic 205-996-2780
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. Call Joy at the UAB Personal Health Clinic 205-996-2780
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 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.
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. cpodd@peds.uab.edu
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.
Requires daily specimen collection at home, weekly delivery of samples, reimbursed up to $230. Joy 996-2780
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.
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 www.uab.edu/cerf.
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 19-40 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 tamms@uab.edu
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 cbanks@uab.edu.
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 asturner@uab.edu 205-934-2993

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. 

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