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Adult ages 40-80 are needed for a study about the anti-inflammatory effects of ensifentrine in patients with COPD. The study involves 7 visits in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $700. For more information, call 205-996-2727 or email Carrie at LungHealth@uabmc.edu.

Help us find out by joining our study.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting an exciting research study, in collaboration with Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to investigate whether intermittent fasting or calorie restriction (i.e., losing weight) can improve health and slow the aging process.   

If you are randomly selected to do calorie restriction, you may lose weight by eating less. If you are randomly selected to do intermittent fasting, you will fast for 16 hours per day and eat dinner by 6 pm about 6 days per week (1 break day per week). We want you to be successful: the study provides intensive coaching and support to help you successfully lose weight or practice intermittent fasting.  

To qualify, you should: 

  • Be 25-45 years old  
  • Have a BMI between 22-30 Calculate your BMI here  
  • Be healthy 
  • Not currently taking any medications or supplements for chronic conditions 
  • Not smoke, vape, or use tobacco products currently or within the last 6 months 
  • Not currently participate in a regular program of heavy physical activity (e.g., jogging, running, or riding fast on a bicycle for 30 minutes or more per day)
The study involves collecting a medical history, body fat and bone scans, blood draws, urine collection, questionnaires, and other simple tests.  Participation in the study will last approximately 7 months.  Compensation of up to $850 is offered for the completion of this study. If you are interested in participating and think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 205-934-1457, or email dial@uab.edu.  

www.pbrc.edu\dialhealthuab 
You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to blood pressure. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, 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.

Beginning Oct. 5, the righ-thand turn lane from eastbound University Boulevard onto 18th Street South will be closed until further notice as renovations begin in Unity Park. The southern travel lane may also experience occasional, temporary closures during construction work periods; right-hand turns onto 18th will remain possible.

To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu. $200 Compensation will be provided.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 71-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat overweight and obesity. In this trial, participants will receive once daily oral semaglutide tablet or placebo along with diet and exercise counseling. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older and be overweight or obese without diabetes. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)975-8217 or mcr90@uab.edu.
We are recruiting individuals ages 21-65 year old who drink alcohol to participate in a virtual reality study on pedestrian safety and alcohol consumption. If you are interested, call us for a 10-minute screening interview. If you are eligible, you will attend two visits that are between 1 to 5 hours for each, consume alcoholic beverages, and cross the street in a semi-immersive virtual environment, sometimes while texting on your phone. After drinking, you need to stay in the lab to detoxicate until it is safe for you to leave. You will be paid $60 in total for participation. If interested, contact Yixin at yixin922@uab.edu or (205) 934-4068.
Adult Volunteers ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
Healthy individuals ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
The UAB Department of Dermatology is seeking people for a clinical study looking into ultraviolet light induced effects on the skin immune responses. This study may provide clues for the prevention of skin cancer. We are seeking 18-35 year old individuals, without a history of skin cancer, who are capable of being sunburned and who are not currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant the next 2 months. Participants may receive up to $500 in compensation. Please contact 205-801-8841 or UVstudy@uabmc.edu for more information.
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