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 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
Women ages 55-69 needed. This research study is designed to determine whether the antioxidants and amino acids naturally found in watermelon may improve blood vessel function by impacting underlying causes of artery stiffness, such as oxidative stress. You may qualify if you do not smoke or take cholesterol-lowering medications, and you do not have diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, kidney or liver disease. Compensation of $10. For more information contact Amy at 1-844-348-7057 or aellis04@uab.edu.
If you are age 50 or older and have been diagnosed with HIV for at least 1 year, you may qualify to participate in a study about what you know about brain health. This study will ask questions about your mental functioning and health and takes approximately 2 hours. If eligible, you will be paid $50 for your visit. To find out more about this study, please call Anna at 205-996-4089.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We need participants ages 30-50 who have a body mass index between 20 and 30, and who are moderately active or sedentary. The study involves a screening visit, a measurement visit and free meals at a UAB facility for 2 weeks. Participants are compensated $300. Call Madeline 205-975-9273 for more information and to see if you qualify.
We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography. One visit is required to assess your body composition. Contact Billy at billy@uab.edu. Compensation is provided.
We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography.  One visit is required to assess your body composition.  If you are interested, contact Billy at billy@uab.edu. Compensation is provided.
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 or Stage III colorectal cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. 205-934-6326
 If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue 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 5 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
The NIH CAPABLe Study may work for you. CAPABLe is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether medication or muscle training with biofeedback is best to improve symptoms of accidental bowel leakage. Women 19 and older may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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 975-7721
College students age 19 and older who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day need to participate in an education counseling session. You do not have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves one 30 minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to complete some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight and smoke a cigarette we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total  of $75 for your participation. 975-7721
Are you 50 or older with or without Parkinson's disease and interested in participating in a study evaluating the effects of a computer-based training program on safety & cognition? This study evaluates performance on cognitive tests and a virtual reality street crossing task. Amy 934-5954.
This study will examine the effectiveness of two types of group exercise classes on the health and functional status in inactive adults age 19-65 with Multiple Sclerosis. 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 for more information.
If you or someone you know is a female ages 40-75 with heart disease and is uninsured or underinsured and would like to receive exercise training in a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact Kelsey Miller at 205-934-6414 or kelsm10@uab.edu
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