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Feel like you're missing out? If you are being treated for major depressive disorder (MDD) but still feel a lack or loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities, the TERPSIS Study, a clinical research study on an investigational medication for MDD, be of interest to you. The TERPSIS Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be eligible to participate. This 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 costs. Participants in the TERPSIS Study must: -Be 18 to 65 years of age -Have a clinical diagnosis of MDD -Be taking antidepressant medication(s) but still feeling a lack of interest in usually pleasurable activities -Fulfill other eligibility criteria For more information, please email kristinepike@uabmc.edu or call 205-975-8542.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study: If you are a healthy female, between age of 18-50, still having a regular menstrual cycle & you are NOT on hormonal birth control (birth control pills or shots (i.e. Depo shot) or IUD, like Mirena). And, if you are willing to undergo an endometrial biopsy procedure. Participants will be compensated total of $200. Only requires 2 visits. For information, call us at 205-934-5498 or email Stephanie Clevenger at slangan@uabmc.edu.
Do you have pain in one or both of your knees on most days? If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We are seeking people between 45 and 85 years of age to participate in a study of brain and breathing treatments for arthritis pain. The study involves seven visits over a three-week period to the study center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where clinical tests and brain stimulation treatment will be done, along with brain scanning. Participants will receive $350 for completing the study. If you are interested, please call the PROACT Study at 205-934-9614.
We are looking for individuals with prediabetes to participate in a 16-week weight loss program. Qualified participants will receive weekly group-based Zoom weight management classes with a health coach in addition to one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions on time-restricted eating or exercise counseling. Participants will also receive free lab work, fitness testing, body composition analysis, and weight/activity monitoring devices for the period of the study. To qualify for this study you should: 1) be aged 18-75, have BMI of 27, and 3) be willing to participate in weekly weight loss classes via Zoom and attend 3 in-person study visits at UAB Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic (60-90 minutes each). Compensation is $150. To get more information, please email Aseel El Zein at aelzein@uab.edu
Researchers at University of Alabama-Birmingham seeking males and females ages 21 to 65 for study of alcohol’s effect on mood and attention. Earn between $20 and $200. Contact info: trustlab@uabmc.edu Phone: 205-975-7809
CAN TAKING A CAPSULE BEFORE MEALS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? WEIGHT LOSS RESEARCH STUDY For OVERWEIGHT MEN and WOMEN At UAB The purpose of the CAPSULE research study is to test weight loss effect of a hydrogel capsule, an orally taken pill that may create a continuing sense of fullness. Qualified participants will receive dietary and activity counseling sessions, as well as medical exams, lab work, and weight monitoring in the research clinic and by telehealth. This study requires a twenty-eight-week commitment. To qualify for this study, you should: • Be 18 years or older • Have a BMI between 27 – 40 • Not have any other significant illness or disease • Have had previous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight • Smartphone user Compensation of up to $525 is offered for the completion of this study. To have more detailed information sent to you, please call (205) 996-2689 or send email to Sarah Ehrlicher at sehrlich@uab.edu

We are looking for individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a home based exercise program for improving cardiometabolic health outcomes, such as body weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and cardiovascular fitness. To qualify you must have a confirmed diagnosis of SCI at the cervical or thoracic level (C7-T12, classified as A, B, C, or D on the AIS scale), be at least 3 years post-injury, aged 19-65 years old. Participants will exercise for 16-weeks from home using an arm crank cycle ergometer and will receive $300 for completing the study. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4114 or email at grdnfs@uab.edu

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Are you 18 years or older? Not currently taking Insulin ? Are you currently being treated with stable doses of daily or weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist, the treatment can be with or without any of the following anti-diabetic drugs with stable doses: Metformin, Sulfonylureasa , Meglitinides (glinides), DPP-4 inhibitors, Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors, Thiazolidinediones The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, is conducting a 52 week research study comparing the efficacy and safety of once weekly IcoSema and once weekly semaglutide, Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.

You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
DAY or NIGHT when is the right time to take blood pressure medication?? Help us to find out by joining our study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about 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 problems or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient visits, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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