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.
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 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.
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
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.
This research study will investigate the driving characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD ) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Requires 2 visits, visit 1: 120 minutes long and visit 2: 60 minutes, that involve driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated up to $100. Participants must hold a valid driver's license, and must have a previous diagnosis of ADHD, ADD or ASD. Participants must also have regular access to a computer with internet. Haley Johnson haleyj89@uab.edu or 975-9440.
Must be ages 15-30 and 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, 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 65 years old 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.

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.
If you are healthy, age 55 or older, post-menopausal (no periods for 1 year or more), On or Off estrogen therapy, you may be able to help us with a research study! UAB researchers are conducting a study to determine the effects of estrogen on inflammation in post-menopausal women. One-time blood draw is all that is needed. Participants will be compensated. To learn more, please call UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.

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.

If you are healthy, ages 20-40, with regular menstrual cycles, not taking hormonal contraceptive medication (IUDs are ok), you may be able to help us with a research study! UAB researchers are conducting a study to determine the effects of estrogen on inflammation in pre-menopausal women. One-time blood draw is all that is needed. Participants will be compensated. To learn more, please call UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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