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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 coretta@uab.edu or 934-2884
If you urinate at least 9 times in 24 hours, wake up at night to urinate, or have urine accidents, you may be eligible for the COBALT study. Medications and compensation. 205-933-8101 ext. 7305.
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.
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.
Our research team will aim to gain insight about the perceptions of violence experienced by Certified Nursing Assistants. The violence may involve verbal and physical assaults received from nursing home residents during routine care. Using interviews, we want to learn from the CNAs how resident-initiated violence affects the CNA’s ability to effectively work with these residents and the impact on CNA’s overall physical and mental health. Everything you share will be confidential. If you are a currently employed nursing assistant and interested in a 45 minute interview, please contact Corteza @ 205-934-9260. If you agree to participate, you will be compensated.
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.
Men and women ages 65 and older needed to participate in a study that examines how lifestyle changes affect body fat, risk factors for disease and quality of life. This study requires a 1-year commitment. You may qualify if you are in generally good health and you are on medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Compensated up to $225. CROSSROADS Study 996-5295.
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.
Do you have type 2 diabetes complicated by blood vessel problems such as heart disease, carotid artery disease, stroke, or poor circulation in your legs or feet? If you are over age 50 you may qualify for a research study investigating the effect of a diabetes drug on blood vessel disease. Participants will receive study drug or placebo provided by the study in addition to the care from your usual diabetes care provider. Miriam 975-8217.
If you currently take no pills or one, two or three pills for diabetes, you may be eligible for a research study of a new diabetes medication taken one time a week. The study drug will be added to your current treatment plan. Compensation up to $700. 975-8217.
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.
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.
Have you had diabetes for at least 1 year? Are you taking oral medications and/or insulin? You are invited to participate in a clinical research study with a new (investigational) medication involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If you join, you will: Attend 11 diabetes medical visits and receive 11 phone calls. Receive diabetes treatment, medicines and supplies at no cost to you. Receive diabetes education Receive physical exams and lab tests at no cost to you. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. The study is being conducted at UAB by the Department of Nutrition Sciences. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or (205) 996-4020.
Are you taking oral medications and/or insulin? You are invited to participate in a clinical research study with a new (investigational) medication involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If you join, you will: attend 11 diabetes medical visits and receive 11 phone calls; receive diabetes treatment, medicines and supplies at no cost to you; receive diabetes education; receive physical exams and lab tests at no cost to you. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. The study is being conducted at UAB by the Department of Nutrition Sciences.  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 hubbardp@son.uab.edu 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 mperki2@uab.edu.
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.
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.
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