You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effect of glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African-American and Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. E-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.

Are you in good physical health with no history of psychiatric disorders? You may be eligible for a research study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. Compensation provided. For more information, please contact the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
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.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You CANNOT get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You cannot get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
We are looking for healthy older adults who are interested in participating in a study about healthy aging. You may be eligible if you have no major physical disabilities, are independent in basic life activities, and are 85 years or older. Participants will be compensated. Call 205-975-7017 for more information and to see if you qualify.
The UAB Department of Orthodontics has partnered with Israeli-based Dror Orthodesign on a clinical trial for an innovative device. This 15-month study is open to anyone age 8-60 who: • have no baby teeth • have crowding of front teeth (upper and/or lower) • have good oral hygiene • are not currently taking any investigational or osteoporosis drugs • are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Participants will receive X-rays, check-ups and an orthodontic appliance at a discounted price. We are actively enrolling participants in the study. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Sarah Choi with UAB Orthodontics at (205) 732-4693 or sjturner@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.
You may qualify if you are age 23-27, in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have never received a vaccine against pneumonia. 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.
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.
Men and women aged 18-50 who have been diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV-2) are needed for an investigational therapeutic herpes vaccine study. You must be in general good health and you must have had genital herpes for at least one year with multiple occurrences (outbreaks). Additional inclusion criteria applies. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information or to see if you qualify, call 205-996-4099.
Are you a breast cancer survivor having difficulty walking? Do you have any lower-body pain that is restricting your mobility? If so, you may be interested in taking part in an exercise training intervention. UAB researchers are looking for overweight women  - age 18-70 with a body mass index between 30-45 kg/m2 - with a history of breast cancer to participate in a novel exercise training study. Volunteers will be asked to attend two assessment sessions: an initial assessment and after 8 weeks of exercise to collect information about your health status. Further eligibility screening will be conducted by telephone. Volunteers must reside in or near Jefferson County. The study will evaluate a novel exercise training strategy designed to mimic exercise at higher altitude to support improved health and mobility among breast cancer survivors. Contact Dr. Stephen J. Carter, 205-975-0269 or carters@uab.edu; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or moveforward@uab.edu; to learn more.
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.
If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you must be a Stage II, Stage III or Stage IV cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 10 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
This study will examine the effectiveness of two types of group exercise classes on the health and functional status in inactive adults age 18-65 with a history of stroke. You will be randomly assigned to one of three groups; Movement2Music, Adapted Yoga, or a waitlist group who will complete a home-based exercise intervention of either Movement to Music or Adapted Yoga. Email caseyh@lakeshore.org or call 205-313-7455 for more information. Participation is free, and compensation is provided.
We are currently seeking individuals diagnosed with spinal cord injury (SCI) for a research study evaluating diet. The purpose of this study is to determine if a low carb or low fat diet is better for helping adults with SCI: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). This study is for adults with SCI ages 21-60. Participation is free, and compensation is provided. For more information, please call Ashley Sineath at 205-403-5510 or email at asineath@uab.edu
Earn a $10 VISA gift card by participating in an online survey about the “college weight gain experience.” Research has demonstrated that college students are particularly vulnerable to weight gain, so preventing weight gain in this population may have important implications for long-term weight management. More research is needed to determine why college students are gaining weight in order to develop targeted interventions to forestall weight gain and improve health behaviors. The proposed study aims to investigate the factors perceived by college students related to college weight gain. Information gained from this study would be used to formulate a research plan for funding for college weight gain prevention. Exclusions to the study include: • current college athletes and students diagnosed, within the past year, with depression or an eating disorder • must be a fulltime, non-transfer, undergraduate UAB students ages 18-25. To sign-up or for more information, contact: Dr. Retta Evans rrevans@uab.edu (205) 996-2701
 
Women age 18 and older needed for study of new treatment for vaginal yeast infection. Must have untreated yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Free medication and exams.  Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $200. For more information call Joy or Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
Females, 55 or older who experience urge incontinence may qualify for this study examining the relationship between urine leakage and vitamin D deficiency. This 12 week study involves 4 visits to The UAB Continence Clinic and two telephone consolations. There is no cost, and participants will be compensated. Interested? Please call 975-3503 and mention the Vitamin D study.
We are inviting you to participate in the D.I.A.L. physical activity program for 12 weeks at no cost to you. What is it? Receive 12-weeks of physical activity information over the phone. Who can join? Any healthy adult age 21 or older and you do not have to currently be physically active to participate. Why be involved? Contribute to cancer prevention research and receive compensation for your involvement. Call 205-934-0504 to see if you qualify for the program.
If they are over the age of 65, they may qualify for the MASTERS Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial at UAB to determine if the addition of a medication (metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. Participants receive supervised exercise training 3 days per week for 14 weeks with certified trainers in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and free assessments of health and functional status, body composition, and fitness. To learn more, complete the questionnaire at www.uab.edu/masters-trial (preferred) or call 205-934-6231.
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