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DAY or NIGHT, when is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

Help us find out by participating 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 Haley at or call us at 205-975-5825 if you are interested.
Looking for a fun holiday project that could be the perfect gift for the UAB fan in your life (including yourself!)? This adorable, simple project is a creative and calming way to fill downtime this season.
Healthy participants needed if you are:
  • 18-75 years old
  • No diagnosis of any neurological disorders or psychiatric problems
  • No history of problematic drug/alcohol use in the last 3 months
For more information and to determine eligibility, please call the Neuroscience Laboratory of Social Behavior at (205) 934-8203 or email
**Compensation is provided**
UAB endocrinologist Fernando Ovalle, M.D., explains why new subtypes of diabetes could lead to more precise treatments, fewer doctor visits and potentially reduced health care expenditures.
Major Depressive Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by periods of low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. The purpose of this clinical research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug for Major Depressive Disorder, also known as Major Depression. Study participation may include several clinic visits over a period of up to 5 months with an opportunity to conduct some visits either virtually or in-clinic. Qualified participants will receive compensation for their time.

For more information about this trial and to see if you qualify, please contact Kristine at or 205-975-8542.
UAB Campus Safety's food truck inspection program is designed to ensure safe operation on university property.
Shahid Mukhtar, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biology, received the 2023 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for his commitment to education, diversity and STEM outreach.

The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center’s partnership with Senior Care Authority means employees can get personalized help finding local care for an aging parent or loved one and finding appropriate and available services.

The dedication to collaborative efforts shown by Chris Minnix, Ph.D., director of the Blazer Core Curriculum, has earned him the 2023 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
If you are 14 to 39 years of age, less than 18 weeks pregnant, and planning to deliver at UAB, you may be eligible for our education-based study. This study focuses on learning about healthy behaviors and how to make positive changes that could lead to a healthier pregnancy for you and your baby. Four study visits are spread out over 13 weeks during pregnancy, and one brief post-delivery visit where study staff visit participants in the post-partum unit. Participation includes a one-on-one education session, answering several questionnaires, and collecting lab work, including blood, mouth swabs & self-collected urine samples, and vaginal swabs. Also, three times during the study, participants are given a packet to collect two swabs at home and mail them in. Participants are compensated $230 for completing all study visits and specimens. For more information, please call Leslie Black at 205-919-5945, email, or text 256-934-4991.
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