Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
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
Are you ages of 55-65, HIV negative and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
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 participants 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.

If you are aged 18-65 years old and are in general good health, then you may be eligible to participate in a study that may help researchers gain a better understanding of how your immune cells are different from those who have autoimmune disorders. During the study, you will receive a CDC-ACIP approved vaccine (Influenza, Pneumoccocal, Meningococcal, Tdap, Zostavax, HPV, Hepatits A, Hepatitis B, MMR, or Varicella). Your blood will then be drawn by a registered nurse during 7 study visits. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information, please call 205-996-4099.

Men and women ages 18-40 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 Stephanie at (205) 975-7001 or sbiggers@uab.edu
In our study of patients with resistant hypertension, we have shown that vascular function improves with the use of spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. Spironolactone has also been shown to reduce urinary protein loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. We are looking for men and women, ages 19-65, with Stage III CKD, non-diabetic or who have controlled diabetes, and who are not currently taking spironolactone or amiloride. The study lasts 16 weeks, with six visits, and compensation and parking will be provided for all six visits. If interested, please contact Cassidy Clevenger at (205) 934-6745.
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.
Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440.
You may qualify for this study if you are age 65 and older and have never received a pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine. Ideal candidates for participation will need to be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are eligible to receive the clinically recommended pneumococcal vaccines. This study will help us better understand human immune responses after receiving FDA-approved Prevnar and Pneumovax pneumococcal vaccines. Compensation will be provided after qualified participants are enrolled. Spaces are limited. Please call 205-996-4099 for more information.
Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440 and ask for the CRUISE study.
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
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.
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.
Have you been taking PrEP for at least 3 months? Are you at least 20 years old, HIV negative, and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit and an optional fitness test to measure heart rate and expired gases. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
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.
The UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) is seeking participants for a study to better understand perceptions of interprofessional relationships and collaboration. Study procedures involve participation in 3 focus groups and the completion of 2 brief surveys. The duration of each focus group is 1 hour for a total time commitment of 3 hours over 8 months. To participate you must be a UAB or UAHSF employee and must work in a health related profession with no previous simulation experience or training. For more information, please contact shilpa@uab.edu
This research study will test if educational text messages can improve sleep quality and sleep behaviors in college students. The six-week study will start Oct. 3. You will complete a survey by Oct. 1 and again at the end of the 6 weeks. Must be a full-time freshman, 18-19 years old, living in a dorm with a cellphone and unlimited text messaging. Students who are pregnant, have a sleep disorder or are taking sleep medications are excluded. Participants who complete the study will receive 2 movie tickets. Survey link: goo.gl/9ijKkh. Direct questions to Kathryn Jones, kej@uab.edu or 205-908-4091.
The UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility is evaluating the benefits of warm compresses in soft contact lens wearers with discomfort. Must be at least 18+ years and willing to come for three study visits during a one-month period (totaling approximately 3.5 hours) for which you will receive $60 in compensation. Contact Anna Ablamowicz, 205-996-6576 or aablamow@uab.edu.
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 205-934-6032 for more information.
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