If you have been diagnosed with gout, you may qualify to participate in one of our Gout research studies. Treatment and compensation for your time is provided per study visit. Please call Stephanie at 205-934-1444 or sbiggers@uabmc.edu.
Have you had recurrent BV (bacterial vaginal infections) 2 or more times in the past 12 months?  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. Joy, 205-996-2780
Volunteers needed for study of the impact of food preservatives on phosphorus metabolism. You may not participate if you have certain health problems like thyroid disease, are pregnant, smoke, use chronic antacids or are very obese. Involves 7 visits over 14 weeks. Food and compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or alexlm@uab.edu.
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
Healthy controls ages 3-21 are needed for a study that investigates risk factors for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS). Qualifying participants will have 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.
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.
Healthy African American or Caucasian men and women ages 18-40 needed to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose on a protein in your blood — this protein is related to heart disease. Must have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
Healthy women ages 18-45 needed for a 3 week study of vaginal bacteria. This study requires treatment during study with 7 days of amoxicillin. Compensated up to $150. Call Joy at 996-2780
Recent studies have shown that a new vaginal ring containing a drug called Dapivirine is effective in protecting against HIV infection. A new study at UAB is looking at comparing this vaginal ring to two others, containing the same drug at higher doses. The study involves 10 clinic visits over a period of about 3 months. During this time, you will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups and will be asked to wear a vaginal ring for a period of about 3 months. In order to participate, you must be on birth control for the entire duration of the study. If enrolled, you will receive physical/GYN exams and HIV/STI testing at no cost and will be compensated up to $975 for your time. For more information, call the study team at (205) 996-4405.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue lab is looking for healthy women ages 22-55 for a 1.5 hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $100 for completing the session. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Joanne Lin at 205-530-8004, and leave your name and phone number.
If you are age 18 or older and healthy (not suffering from any serious clinical condition) you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine bioenergetic health. Participants will answer a short questionnaire and have blood collected (20ml ie. 2-3 tubes). Compensation ($25) after blood draw will be provided per study visit. For more information, please email mitolab@uabmc.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.
This study is to determine how balance (or your ability stay upright while walking) by older adults is affected as you walk at different speeds and whether your balance confidence might influence walking. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study session will be no more than two hours. You will be compensated for your time. Email Dr. Christopher Hurt, cphurt@uab.edu, or call 934-8517 if you are interested.
Do you have a family member diagnosed with RA or do you think you are at risk of developing RA? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about the possible prevention of RA. Must be at least 18 years or older without a prior diagnosis of RA. For more information, please call 205-934-9843 or email lplove@uabmc.edu
Individuals age 16-24 who have suffered a concussion within the last 2 weeks needed for a driving study to help us understand critical transportation safety issues related to injury and driving. If you qualify for the study you will be compensated up to $225 dollars. Please call 205-975-9440 to inquire about the DART study and see if you qualify.
The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is conducting a study to research the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis on muscle strength and insulin. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 and 65, not be diagnosed with diabetes or any other illness that may impair evaluation of study outcomes, and do not engage in a strength training program or vigorous exercise. All participants will be required to come to UAB for testing on 3 or more occasions and qualified RA participants will receive a 15-week regimen of the study drug. There is no charge for participation and all participants will receive compensation. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 934-4021.
Volunteers ages 18-55 who consider themselves to be in good general health needed to participate in the Healthy Autophagy (HA) Study to research the autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) in blood cells. The ALP is a metabolic pathway that is important for maintaining proper health and for preventing disease. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation will be provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information and to find out how to qualify for the HA study, please contact 205-975-2758.
Self-identified minority couples age 18-50 (1 female with cervix and 1 fertile male) needed. The purpose of the Post Coital DNA Recovery Study is to determine timing for DNA detection, potentially helping rape victims. Call 205-996-0183, 9am-4pm M-F for screening questions or leave message. Eligible males: $50 for 1 collection; eligible females: $250 for 4 collections. Enrollment ends Dec. 31, 2017.
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.
Our study is currently recruiting single primary caregivers of a 3-8 year old child to fill out 2 questionnaires about health and weight. Eligible participants will be compensated $10 for their time. Call 205-975-7721 for more information or to see if you are eligible to participate.
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.
UAB is currently offering a NO-COST research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call UAB at (205) 975-7721.
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