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Healthy adults needed for a study on vitamin C
If 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.
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Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
We are conducting a research project to examine effects of a coach-guided videoconferencing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program on improving psychological health (e.g., depressive symptoms) in persons with a spinal cord injury sustained within 5 years. You may qualify for the study if you are adults (age 18 or over) who had a traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury within 5 years and have a web-enabled device (a computer/laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet PC) with the internet access at home. This study will involve completion of questionnaires three times and 8 weekly videoconferencing sessions by the ACT coach if you are assigned to the ACT group. Participants will be compensation at study completion (up to $215 as the ACT group). For questions and more information, contact Jessica Hawkins at or 205-975-2882.
The benefits of taking statins for older adults without heart disease are not fully understood. About 20,000 older adults along with a team of researchers and clinicians across the country will be involved in the PREVENTABLE study. The purpose is to learn if taking a statin is helpful for older adults. Are you a good fit for PREVENTABLE? Contact the study team to find out.

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Please call or text: (205) 224-2567 or email if you are interested.

Five individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a ceremony at the Alumni House March 2.

Christopher L. Shook, Ph.D., who will begin July 1, brings more than 25 years of academic leadership experience to the role; he has served as dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University since 2019.

Help us find out by joining our study at UAB You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested

Chief Human Resources Officer Janet May and President Ray Watts express their thanks to all UAB employees, who continue to exemplify their commitment to UAB’s mission and shared values.

We are looking for people with knee osteoarthritis to participate in a study to examine whether a diet intervention can reduce pain and improve quality of life. The commitment to this study will last approximately 7 weeks and include the following:

  • Five (5) visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires, complete a DEXA scan, blood draw or Quantitative Sensory testing. These visits will last anywhere from 1-3 hrs.
  • Six (6) weeks on a randomized diet where we will provide three (3) meals and two to three (2-3) snacks per day.

Participants must:

  • Be currently suffering from pain related to knee osteoarthritis
  • Be free from other serious health conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, metabolic disease)

Participants will receive up to $250 for completing the study and meals will be provided. Please contact DIRECT at (205) 834-3628. Leave a short message with your name and number.

We are looking for people who identify as trans or cisgender, are 18-65 years of age and would like to take part in a research study examining the impact of gender identity, hormone levels and sex assigned at birth to pain sensitivity and immune cell activity. The commitment to this study will last approximately 3 hours where you will fill out questionnaires, have a single blood draw and take part in pain sensitivity testing. Participants must: Be free from certain health conditions (HIX+, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension). Participants can be on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) or not. Participants will receive up to $100. To find out more about this study, call 205-834-3625 or email
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