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 want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography. One visit is required to assess your body composition. Contact Billy at 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 Compensation is provided.
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.
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
UAB is currently enrolling participants in a clinical research study to look at the effectiveness of an investigational medication that may help with the symptoms of major depressive disorder.  You may qualify if you are 19 or older, have a current diagnosis of major depressive disorder and have shown an inadequate response to standard antidepressant treatment. Study-related procedures and study medication or placebo will be provided to qualified participants at no cost.  Compensation for time and travel may also be provided. For more information, contact Emily
Female  age 19 and older needed to examine the effects of circadian misalignment (CM) on the cognitive performance of shift-working nurses. Participants will be recruited from female, full-time UABH nursing staff who are working an established schedule of at least three consecutive night shifts followed by three consecutive days off. Participants will complete a 10-day protocol in which they will wear an Actiwatch to monitor circadian alignment, keep daily sleep-wake diaries and food diaries, and complete computerized testing to measure cognitive functioning and reaction time. For more info, contact Rachel Chassan at 205-975-8542 or
UAB patients age 19 and older needed to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup, clinical factors, environment and lifestyle interact to affect response to blood thinner medications. To qualify, you must be on either dabigatran "Pradaxa" or warfarin "Coumadin" and receive care at UAB. For more information, contact Nita Limdi, Ph.D., at 934-4385 or
The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis at time of enrollment and have had at least 3 prior documented episodes of BV in the past 12 months.  Study participation lasts for up to 31 weeks. Investigational medication and study-related exams will be provided at no cost to you. Reimbursement available for study visits. For more information call Joy at 996-2780.
If you are a Caucasian or African-American woman ages 19-30, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Departments of Human Studies and Nutrition Sciences. Eligible participants include healthy women whose mothers have type 2 diabetes, or healthy women with no family history of diabetes. This study requires two morning time visits to UAB’s Nutrition Science Building and UAB Hospital. If you are diabetic, smoke, are currently pregnant or are more than moderately overweight, you will not qualify for the study. You will be asked to complete tests that assess bone density, body fat composition, muscle mitochondrial function and Insulin Sensitivity. You may be compensated for your time. Call Brandon Kane at 975-3806.
You must be using birth control to participate. The study involves 5 clinic visits over a period of 3 weeks. For two of the visits, you will be required to stay in the clinic all day for more than 12 hours each time. You will also be required to have vaginal and cervical biopsies taken twice during the study. Participants will receive physical/GYN exams and HIV/STI testing at no cost and will be compensated over $1000 for their time. For more information, call the AMCRS Team at (205) 996-4405.
Women age 19 and older who are not menopausal needed for study of single dose investigational drug to treat Bacterial Vaginosis. Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis at time of enrollment. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information call Joy at 996-2780
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