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Employees seeking to prioritize well-being and mitigate anxiety can try journaling with the UAB Journaling Club, a new group launching in April from UAB Learning and Development.

The annual initiative from UAB Employee Wellness provides a free, 15-minute health screening to all benefit-eligible UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC, UAB Health System/UA Health Services Foundation and Cooper Green employees. Appointments are available April 3-June 1.

Join UAB Human Resources for Meet HR and Friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14 at Campus Recreation Center's Center Courts 1 and 2 to meet representatives from Human Resources and other UAB departments and learn about their services, plus participate in giveaways and games, win prizes, and more.

Toby W. Tripp, Andrew B. Crouse and Carin Mayo are the first-quarter 2023 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program, which honors those whose work exemplifies and embodies Forging the Future’s shared values. Nominations for second-quarter 2023 honorees are open through May 24.

Are you a HIV negative, generally healthy adult between the ages of 18-55?
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are seeking volunteers for a phase 1 HIV prevention study. This study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of synthetic DNAs encoding in adults without HIV. This trial is in search of healthy HIV negative adults between the ages of 18-55. Procedures will include blood draws and injections of study vaccine, as well as the collection of white blood cells. White blood cells will be collected by a procedure called leukapheresis. Participants will be compensated for their efforts in this study.

If you are interested, please call 205-934-6777 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
You can also fill out our contact form at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc/contact-us/
You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles sugar. This medication is related to blood pressure and is safe to take with or without hypertension. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Haley at 205-975-5825 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
March 28, 2023

Trans Men

We are looking for transgender men and non-binary people who are at least 18 years old interested in starting testosterone therapy to participate in a sexual health research study. Compensation up to $465 Please call the UAB Sexual Health Research Clinic at 205-934-8166
The Functional Outcomes from Diet in Multiple Sclerosis (FOOD for MS) study will test whether eating healthy foods and losing weight can improve physical function, pain, fatigue, mood, and sleep in adults with relapsing-remitting or secondary progressing MS. We will also explore the how diet impacts inflammation, immunity, and metabolic biomarkers that may contribute to MS symptoms and progression. Eligible participants must be 18-65 years old, diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis or Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and be able to travel to one of our two study sites, Birmingham, Alabama or St. Louis, Missouri three times points over 8 months. Participants will be compensated $150 for completing all study visits and have their groceries provided for the length of the study. Please contact Kathryn Green at kathryngreen@uabmc.edu or by phone 205-319-1424 or Meghan Taylor at meghan13@uab.edu for more information and to see if you qualify.
Do you have a history of kidney stones?
If you are 18 or older with a history of calcium oxalate kidney stones, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand how vitamin C is related to oxalate metabolism, an element of calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how body weight impacts this. The study requires eating a study diet for 6 days, collecting 24-hr urines and blood samples with a one-day long visit at the UAB Clinical research unit. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $490 is offered.
For more information email kidneystone@uabmc.edu
f you are 18 or older and in good health, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand how vitamin C is related to oxalate metabolism, an element of calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how body weight impacts this. The study requires eating a study diet for 6 days, collecting 24-hr urines and blood samples with a one-day long visit at the UAB Clinical research unit. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $490 is offered.
For more information email kidneystone@uabmc.edu
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