Haley Herfurth

Haley Herfurth

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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.

In this newly created role, Scott Phillips, Ph.D., will continue to direct the Center for Teaching and Learning and also will oversee seven units in the Office of the Provost that work to deliver innovative teaching to UAB students.

The 2022 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UAB Police Department website, uab.edu/police, or in a downloadable PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649. The report contains resources, procedures, criminal statistics, a fire safety report and more.

Want to explore a corner of campus that’s entirely off the electrical grid? Join UAB Sustainability for free tours of the UAB Sustainable Community 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1. Located at the corner of 11th Avenue South and 17th Street, the community features the UAB Solar House, which is powered by an adjacent microgrid, plus a monarch butterfly waystation.

Established by a committee of individuals from across the university and UAB Medicine, Wellness Week is designed to help the UAB community prioritize rest, well-being, mindfulness, movement and good nutrition.

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.
Do you have a loved one with agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia? Is their agitation becoming overwhelming? Examples of some easily identifiable agitated behaviors are: restlessness, screaming, shouting, throwing things, resistiveness, constant unwarranted requests for attention or help, pacing/aimless wandering, kicking, hitting others or self, pushing people, hurting self or others, tearing things or destroying property. In this study, researchers want to find out if an investigational drug called AVP-786 is safe and effective (useful) in managing agitation in adults with Alzheimer’s dementia, when compared to a placebo. If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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