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Do you experience accidental bowel leakage? You may qualify for a bowel leakage research study if you are female, 18 years or older, and have had accidental bowel leakage for at least 6 months. For more information contact 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.

You may be eligible to participate in the UAB’s Cardiovascular Research Biobank (CARBON), a repository of biological samples that will be used for future research about heart disease, diabetes, genomics, and more. Participants must be over the age of 18. The study will require one brief visit to UAB and collection of blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please contact Nehal Vekariya at or 205-934-7173 if you are interested.

Healthy Volunteers Needed If you are: • 18-50 years of age • Can read and write in English • Are generally healthy • And have no history of mental illness or psychiatric disorders

For more information and to determine eligibility, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8203. **Compensation is provided**

The UAB Epilepsy Center is looking for participants aged 15 and older for a brain imaging study. Eligible individuals will have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) without co-morbid epilepsy. The study involves one visit at UAB Highlands Hospital and will last up to 2.5 hours. Participants will undergo a brain MRI, complete questionnaires, and provide a small amount of blood. You will be compensated $100 for completing the visit. If interested, please contact Dr. Christina Mueller at (205) 671-4355 or

Are you interested in managing your weight? Men and women age 19-75 whose body mass index (BMI) range from 30-50 are needed for SWOP, a two-year study investigating the effects of daily self-weighing. Some participants will be asked to weigh themselves daily for two years using the study-provided scale that will pair with the participant's own smartphone. All participants will be asked to complete brief visits at UAB every 6 months (a total of five visits). Compensation provided. Participants must be under the care of a primary care doctor, have steady Wi-Fi at home, and live within 50 miles of UAB campus. Call 205-996-SWOP or email to find out if you qualify.

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.

Are you a Female and Experience a Loss of Urine with Urge and Frequency? Do you have Overactive Bladder with Urinary Leakage? Compensation will be provided. To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at

Graduate students and postdocs in the Advanced Mental Health Promotion course will raise awareness and share encouragement — including custom stickers — in a series of events this week.

Learn more about responsibilities and sign up for a volunteer location.

April 14 is scheduled as a day off for the academic campus to rejuvenate.

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