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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

More than 300 employees with 20 or more years of service will be honored by the university during a reception 2 p.m. March 21 in the Hill Student Center; S. Robert Hernandez DrPH, will be honored for 50 years of service to UAB.

March 01, 2023


We are recruiting healthy men & women who are between 55-75 years of age AND have hypertension for the DECLARE Study.

The purpose of this research study is to examine the effects of 10 weeks of exercise on the brain. DEcreasing Cognitive Loss and Vascular Rarefaction with Exercise (DECLARE) is focused on the elucidation of exercise effects on brain health and the way by which exercise mitigates age-related growth factor deficiencies, hypertension and cognitive decline.

To participate in this research, you must:
– have high blood pressure
– be between 55-75 years of age
– be healthy (Ok to be on medication)
– not currently exercising

Please contact us at 205-996-5592 or use the following link to complete the 5 minute screening questionnaire:

This past year, more than 4,700 employees activated their My Health Rewards account, and more than 3,600 logged enough healthy behaviors to receive a payout of $50 or more. Activate your account and explore new ways to earn cash rewards.

Are you between the ages of 11 and 19?

Are you feeling sad, down, or hopeless?

Are you feeling guilty, tense, or irritable?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study.

Compensation provided.

For more information, please call Brennan Wink at 205-975-4208 or send an email to

February 22, 2023

Lung Health Cohort

One Breath Matters.

Are you or someone you care about age 25-35 and interested in lung health? Join the landmark Lung Health Cohort Research Study to improve the health of future generations.

The pioneering NIH-funded study will follow 4,000 young, healthy adults to paint a clearer picture of lung health and the factors involved in predicting and preventing lung disease.

To learn more, visit: 
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