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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.
Are you a caregiver? Do you know someone that is a caregiver? Would you like to earn $20? If so, the Caring for Adults with Difficulties Study (CFAD) needs you! This study examines stressors of caregivers to aging adults, their social support networks, caregiving demands, and personal experiences. To be eligible, you must care for a family member or friend at least 5 hours per week. You must also complete a 45 minute survey online or over the phone. Please contact ups by phone (205-975-9452) or email (mjfields@uab.edu). We look forward to your participation!
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.

“Understanding Your UAB Fiscal Responsibility,” which is focused on the role employees play in managing UAB’s financial resources, will be assigned to certain employees based on job function through the UAB Learning System beginning mid-May.

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.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Khurram Bashir, Aurelio Galli, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Bruce R. Korf and Jan Novak and the rank of University Professor to W. Timothy Garvey, Linda D. Moneyham and Jeffery T. Walker during its April 8 meeting.

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.
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