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If you are age 50 -75 years, you may be eligible for a study to examine the effect of salt in the diet on blood pressure. Participation includes 4 in-person visits over 1-month; spaced 1-week apart, during which blood draws and blood pressure measurements will occur. If you qualify, you will eat your usual diet for 7 days, then study-provided meals that follow a low- salt diet for 7-days, and your own meals with extra salt in the form of study-provided bullion packets for 7 days, with a visit scheduled at the end of each. The day before these visits you will collect urine for 24 hours and wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Study meals are provided at no cost to you, parking is provided, and additional compensation up to $350 is offered. Individuals with normal or treated and controlled high blood pressure, no food allergies, and who are not taking daily oral anti-inflammatory medicines (such as prednisone or ibuprofen) may be eligible for the study. For more information call 205-934-2024 or email kmhardy@uabmc.edu.
UAB kicks off its annual Summer of Wellness initiative with free access to the Campus Recreation Center each Thursday in June.
You may be able to participate in this study if you: are 18 years of age or older, have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, MDD, have not adequately responded to at least 1 different antidepressant treatment, and are currently on an antidepressant treatment. Please leave a voice message at (205) 975-0068 or email candacegreen@uabmc.edu for more information.
If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research 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 cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
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 Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic is conducting a COVID-19 Vaccine Research Trial Located at UAB’s 1917 Clinic at Dewberry on 5th Ave, the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic is studying novel COVID-19 vaccines and how they can offer a broader range of protection against new variants. To qualify for this study you must be a generally healthy adult, 18 years or older, and have received a FULL series of COVID-19 Vaccination and a booster vaccination. Participation in this study will include 8-13 clinic visits. Study participants will receive COVID-19 variant vaccines. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested in participating in this study trial, or want more information on the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic, please visit us at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc
The ExCITES-PD clinical trial at UAB is investigating the effects of exercise on sleep and cognition through participation in a supervised exercise program. Assessments: cognitive tests, sleep study, brain MRI, and 3x/week supervised exercise training sessions for up to 6 months. Compensation provided. To learn more, contact Corina Catiul: ccatiul@uabmc.edu, 205-975-9556 or Jennifer Pilkington: jlpilkington@uabmc.edu, 205-934-8352.
Do you have High Blood Pressure? Help us find out what is the right time to take blood pressure medication. You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP 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 or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
Healthy volunteers between the ages of 14 and 45 needed for research on psychosis spectrum disorders. Study procedures include: three MRI scan visits and two office visits over the course of 16 weeks, a clinical interview, memory, thinking, and concentration evaluations, and optional blood draws. Each of the five study visits will take approximately 3 hours. Compensation is up to $530. If interested please contact a member of our research staff at (205) 996-9813.
Healthy volunteers between the ages of 19 and 45 needed for an MRI research study. Study procedures include a clinical interview, a one hour MRI scan, and a 30 minutes MRI scan. Compensation up to $110. If you are interested please call a member of our research staff at (205) 996-9813.
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