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Firearms Safety Study

The UAB Youth Safety Lab invites families with children ages 10, 11 or 12 in the Birmingham area to participate in a study on firearms safety. Children must have some experience with hunting, shooting or firearms in the home. The study involves 5 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires. Children engage in a range of computer and laboratory tasks, plus respond to short questionnaires. Children will receive training in either firearms safety or nutrition (randomly assigned), and families will earn up to $550 for their participation, including $150 for each 2.5-hour visit and $50 for each 45-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a toy prize at each visit. There are no medical or stressful procedures involved and most children enjoy participating.

Please contact the research team at (205) 934-4068 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enroll or ask questions.

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Car Seat Study

The UAB Youth Safety Lab is currently recruiting parents of children who ride car seats to participate in a study in or near any of the following cities: Birmingham, Alabama; Burlington, Vermont, Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Kelso, Washington; Los Angeles, California; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The study involves 2 appointments at a location you prefer (including your house). Parents respond to questionnaires and work with an expert to install a car seat in their vehicle. Families receive $50 for each visit.

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The Youth Safety Lab is located at 1300 University Blvd., in Campbell Hall, Suite 323, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Participants park in lot 24, which is accessed off 13th Street South between University Blvd. and 6th Avenue South and is adjacent to Campbell Hall.

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