Research is essential to improving health and quality of life, and many research studies need people to participate. Rehabilitation research aimed at discovering knowledge that has a positive impact on the health of people with disabilities.

The following is a list of UAB Department of PM&R and the UAB/Lakeshore Collaborative seeking participants.

Low Carb/ high protein diet to improve metabolic health in individuals with spinal cord injury: We are seeking individuals with spinal cord injury for a research study to determine the effects of an 8-week high-protein low-carbohydrate diet on metabolic health and gut function.

Project LIFT: Lifestyle Intervention For People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is evaluating the impact of telephone-based health education programs on health, lifestyle, and aspects of quality of life for people with TBI and their families. Participants are asked to:

  • answer questions over the phone about your health and lifestyle
  • have 2 in-person visits to UAB to collect additional information about your health; and
  • participate in a 24-26 week telehealth program designed for people with TBI and their families.

24 START: The purpose of this UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative study is to determine if a low carb or a low fat diet is better for helping adults with a spinal cord injury: 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 between the ages of 21 and 60.