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BrainREAD is recruiting children with autism and typically-developing children, ages 7-13, who have reading comprehension difficulties to participate in an MRI study that includes a free reading intervention through Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Participation involves two sessions each of which are broken up into two days - one day of neuropsych assessments and one day for the scan. Participants can be compensated up to $125 for the first scan and tests with an additional $125 for the follow-up scan and tests, 12 weeks later. If interested, please call 205-202-0616, email cbralab@ua.edu or visit cbra.ua.edu/brainread.html and fill out our contact form.
If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
Do you have a loved one with agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia? Is their agitation becoming overwhelming? Examples of some easily identifiable agitated behaviors are: restlessness, screaming, shouting, throwing things, resistiveness, constant unwarranted requests for attention or help, pacing/aimless wandering, kicking, hitting others or self, pushing people, hurting self or others, tearing things or destroying property. In this study, researchers want to find out if an investigational drug called AVP-786 is safe and effective (useful) in managing agitation in adults with Alzheimer’s dementia, when compared to a placebo. If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
The STARS Lab lead by Dr. Caroline G. Richter is currently recruiting for the study: Socio-emotional competencies in children and adolescents with learning differences
This study seeks to examine socio-emotional constructs, such as motivation, resilience, and stigma using an assessment survey. The project’s final goal is to provide educators and parents with targeted socio-emotional intervention techniques for a more holistic perspective on student learning.
All English-speaking children from 11 to 14 years of age are eligible. Students with Specific Learning Disabilities are encouraged to participate.
Click here to learn more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JCw1f7PfRTRHJhdlV39ZHH_g3nThBwBq/view?usp=sharing

UAB's Sick Time Donation Pool currently has a negative number of hours available for UAB employees during times of need.

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Provost and SVP for Academic Affairs Pam Benoit, Ph.D., will retire at the end of 2023, concluding a distinguished career in higher education administration that includes almost seven years as a transformational leader at UAB. 

The UAB TRIP Lab is studying the effects of concussion on driving among adolescents and young adults, from acute post-injury to symptom resolution. We are in search of 16-24 year olds who have had a concussion within the last 10 days AND who have NOT had a concussion (control group) to participate in a longitudinal study. Participants will visit UAB once per week, where they will drive in a fully immersive, state-of-the-art driving simulator and complete some cognitive and/or balance tasks. Participant will also complete surveys throughout the week. Participants are compensated up to $610 for their time. If interested, please contact the UAB TRIP Lab, (205) 975-9440 | TRIPLAB@UAB.EDU
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