Clinical Trials

UAB Eye Care researchers are looking for healthy, nearsighted children between the ages of 5-12 to participate in a study. The study is being done to see if low-dose eye drops of a drug called atropine can help prevent nearsightedness from getting worse. Participants will be randomized to either 0.01% atropine eye drops or placebo eye drops. Participants will use the study eye drop in each eye nightly for two years. Then, there will be 6-months of no eye drops. Study visits start with an enrollment visit and a randomization visit. Then, participants will see their study doctor every 6 months for about 2.5 years. Each visit will be about 1 to 1.5 hours. Study visits are no-cost, and participants are compensated for their time. Glasses may also be provided by the study. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call Jenifer Montejo at 205-996-0203 or send an email to Dr. Kathy Weise at kweise@uab.edu.
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The Health and Rehabilitation Psychology Lab is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining two psychoeducation interventions for individuals who have chronic low back pain. You may be eligible if you have had chronic low back pain for at least 3 months and be 18-65 years old. If yes, please call the Health and Rehabilitation Psychology lab at 205-530-0384 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time
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 Women ages 18 and older needed for a study of a new investigational treatment for vaginal yeast infection. To qualify you must have an untreated yeast infection at the time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Reimbursement is available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $150.00. For more information call Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
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The School of Health Professions department of physical therapy is conducting a research study on muscle development in the legs of children. Strength test will be performed, such as jumping and running, and bone density will be tested through ultrasound. All testing is free. Participants will be compensated up to $50, and parking will be covered. If your child can walk or run without the aid of an assistive device and did not suffer a fracture in the past year, your child may qualify. The total time commitment is approximately 4 hours spread over 2 days separated by a minimum of 5 days. For more information, please contact: Harsh Singh at hsingh@uab.edu or call 205-996-1413 or 205-996-1414.
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Are you a healthy male between the ages of 18 and 50? You may be eligible to participate in a research study of a protein in your blood. This protein is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be Healthy men, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood and urine samples. Participants will be compensated and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue lab is looking for women with fibromyalgia ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview two visits to UAB hospital, one screening visit including blood draws, and one imaging visit, during which we will acquire Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. PET imaging involves exposure to a small amount of radiation. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $400 for completing the study. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with fibromyalgia have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Christina Mueller at cm1@uab.edu or P: 205-530-8004, and leave your name and phone number.
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We are conducting a study to see what kinds of products people would prefer to use before anal sex, a douche, an insert, or a suppository. Participants will be asked to use each product for a period of 1 month each and complete surveys about their opinion and experiences with each one. There is no active drug in any of the products being used. The study lasts about 3 months, and you will complete a total of 8 visits. Physical exams and HIV/STI testing will be provided at no cost. If you complete all study visits, you will be compensated up to $700 for your time. If you are a man or transgender woman, ages 18-35, you may be eligible to participate. Call (205) 996-4405 for more information.
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Adults ages 65-84 years old or individuals with Parkinson’s disease ages 45-84 needed for a research study on balance and mobility. This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks. The first task involves walking at a range of speeds. The second task involves responding to disturbances to balance while standing. If you qualify, your participation in the study sessions will require two visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 975-3592 if you are interested.”
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The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study to understand parental reactions to a child’s sexual identity disclosure. Participants will complete surveys as well as an interview. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may be eligible to participate if you are a biological parent with a child who is openly or suspected to be LGBT. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us better understand parent reactions to disclosure events!
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ABCs of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
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Do you have Kidney Disease? You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must, 1. Be between the ages of 19 and 65, 2. Not on Dialysis, 3. Have a moderate stage of kidney disease (25-60% function). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi at salammadi@uabmc.edu
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Do you have Treatment-Resistant Depression? Have you tried at least one antidepressant with no relief from your depressive symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18-65? Are you interested in participating in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new study drug? If yes, then please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time.
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The UAB Transportation Research and Injury Prevention (TRIP) laboratory is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining driving behaviors in adolescents and young adults with autism and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Participants must be 16-30 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be a healthy volunteer or have one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD/ADHD comorbid. Participants can earn up to $200 for participation. Interested participants should contact 205-975-9440 or visit triplaboratory.com to inquire about the “Transit” study.
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The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study on parent-teen communication. Participants will: complete surveys, play a game, and discuss videos. Compensated will be provided. You and your teen may be eligible to participate if your child is between the ages of 13 and 15. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us learn more about parent-teen communication!
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently recruiting men between the ages of 39-65 with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a research study. This study combines the use of multiple questionnaires and blood draws to learn more about chronic pain and fatigue. Participation includes a screening visit and twice-weekly blood draw visits over a 12-13 week period. Participants earn up to $750 for the completion of this study. If you are interested, please call 205-530-3796, email GWI@uab.edu, or visit www.uab.edu/gwi.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue laboratory at UAB is looking for participants for a study investigating the effects of a new study medication on the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. We are looking for women aged 23-65 who are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or are experiencing widespread bodily pain and/or profound fatigue on a daily basis. Participants will come to UAB for 6 study visits over a five-month period, take the study medication as prescribed, and complete 4 blood draws. You will be compensated up to $550 for completing all 6 visits. The data may help us identify new treatment options for fibromyalgia. To participate, please contact Alexis on (256) 600 – 1662 or email, cfs@uab.edu.
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Does when you eat affect your weight and body fat? UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences and Weight Loss Medicine Clinic are conducting a 14-week study to see if changing your mealtimes can help you lose more weight and more body fat. We are looking for people who are overweight, 25-75 years old, do not have diabetes, and who are willing to enroll in the weight loss program at UAB’s Weight Loss Medicine Clinic. Participants will either eat early in the day or eat throughout the day, and we will see if when you eat affects how much weight you lose, your body fat and muscle mass, and your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To participate in the study, you must enroll in as a new patient at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic, and you must not be participating in another weight loss study or program. In return for participating in the study, you will receive one-year clinic membership at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic (an $850 value), which includes individual sessions with a dietitian and weekly group classes; body scans to measure your body fat and muscle mass; and, testing for your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Your initial Weight Loss Medicine Clinic visit is not included in the $850 value, and this visit will be billed to your insurance and requires a copay. If you are interested, please contact either David (dbryan@uab.edu; 205-975-0269) or Cody (chanick@uab.edu; 205-934-5458) for more information.

 

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Healthy female UAB students ages 18-29 needed for a single visit for a study of how common chlamydia is. Requires blood, urine, and self-collected vaginal swab – reimbursed with $30 Visa gift card. Call 934-8166.
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Champion Nutrition Study in African American Women. UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in African American women. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 19-45, are an African American female, overweight, have not been diagnosed with Diabetes, are willing to consume a prescribed diet, are not pregnant, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-975-6579 or email mpacker2@uab.edu.
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We are recruiting physically healthy adolescents (ages 10-21 years old) who have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder to participate in a research study seeking to better understand adolescent depression and suicide. This study involves a one-time visit to our clinic, providing blood and urine samples, and answering questions about mental illness. Participants will receive compensation up to $75. To determine eligibility, please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 934-2484.
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DIET-MS is a 12-week study focused on improving dietary and physical activity habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set goals and receive a personalized diet plan. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 21-65 years old, want to improve your health and if you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $50 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Alex Yates at 205-403-5525 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
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Participants between the ages 65-84 needed for a research study on balance. This study is being done to determine how balance (or your ability stay upright while initiating gait from standing position) by older adults is affected as you step over an obstacle placed at different distances forward and stepping sideways. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study session will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Dr. Christopher Hurt, cphurt@uab.edu or contact him at 934-8517 if you are interested.
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Are you age 18 or older, have tried at least one antidepressant medication and feel sad, hopeless, guilty, tense or irritable and are in good physical health? You may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing medications with transcranial magnetic stimulation. You will receive compensation for your time. For more information and to determine eligibility, call Allison at 205-975-2911
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Have you taken constipating meds (Imodium or Lomotil) with no results? Have you been taught pelvic floor exercises (Kegal) with no results? Then you may qualify for a study  To find out if you are eligible, please call 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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Do you have urinary leakage, bowel leakage or a feeling of bulging from the vagina (Prolapse)? We may have a study for you. To find out if you are a candidate, please call 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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This study may be for you if are female, age 48 or older and you desire surgical treatment for your prolapse. For more information and to see if you may be eligible, call 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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Researchers want to pay you to help us see if people can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves up to 3 visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI. You will be paid for your time. For more information, please call and /or leave a voicemail at (205) 348-2808. This study is conducted under the direction of Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D.
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If answer is yes, we have a non-invasive (in-home exercise) study for you. For more information and to see if you may be eligible, call 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.

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UAB Psychiatry is looking for participants who have never experienced trauma, abuse or neglect; have good physical health; have been diagnosed with depression or feel, sad, down or hopeless. Call 205-975-0068.

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Must have untreated vaginal yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for 50 weeks if enrolled. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available up to $550 for screening, enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information, call Joy/Sanquetta at 205-996-2780
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November 14, 2018

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Are you ages 18–27 and in overall good health? You may qualify for the PHITE study. PHITE is a randomized exercise dose response trial to better understand how exercise induces health benefits. Participants receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers, valuable information about their health, and up to $1000 compensation for their time.

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If ‘yes’ to both questions, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial of Lacripep™. Lacripep™ is a synthetic tear protein fragment that may restore health to dry eyes. For more information about the trial, please contact so-occerfstudies@uab.edu or 205-934-6734. Patients will be compensated for each completed visit.
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Study looks at the safety and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of osteoporosis in men. Looking for men ages 40-80 who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. If interested please call Stephanie Biggers, 205-934-1444, or Josh Melnick, 205-975-0583, for more information.
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Are you ages 15-18? Call us at 205-975-9440 to see if you will be eligible for this study. If eligible, you may receive up to $560 cash for your participation.
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Do you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 5-year research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat cardiovascular (CV) disease. To qualify, you must be >45 years old and moderately overweight. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and compensation for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015.
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We are looking for individuals with spinal cord Injury or spinal cord disease who are ages 19-65. This study is looking to test a quick, non-invasive, and cost-effective method for measuring body composition (fat mass, lean mass, and total body water) in people with SCI/D. It requires one visit to Lakeshore Foundation and you can earn $50 for participating. Please call Alex Yates (205) 403-5525 or email alexy@lakeshore.org to learn more and find out if you are eligible to participate.
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If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical study. Women ages 18 or older who have both urinary leakage with a strong urge to go and accidental bowel leakage who are electing medical treatment for urgency urinary incontinence wanted. No inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer or serious neurologic condition; not pregnant or planning to become pregnant. For additional information or to see if you may qualify, please contact Dr. Lindsay Kissane, 205-996-0916
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Healthy women ages 18-45 needed for a 3 week study of vaginal bacteria. This study requires treatment during study with 7 days of amoxicillin. Compensated up to $150. Call Joy at 996-2780.
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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in Type 2 diabetes. You may qualify if you are ages 35-65, are African American or European American, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past 5 years, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-934-4386 or email LLG@uab.edu.
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Opportunity available for interested parents to participate in a one-time focus group meeting with other parents (compensation provided). For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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Participants needed for the ACES Trial - Antihypertensives Combined with Exercise for Seniors with Hypertension. This is a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to determine if choice of antihypertensive medication influences changes in functional status and other cardiovascular risk factors among older persons with hypertension. Sedentary men and women > 60 years of age with functional limitations and hypertension will be recruited from two sites to participate in a longitudinal intervention trial. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three first-line antihypertensive agents and participate in a structured aerobic exercise intervention. This study is expected to differentiate beneficial effects of three FDA-approved antihypertensive medications on established and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in a clinically-relevant population. For more information, call 205-996-3005 or apply online.
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UAB researchers are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to risk of certain diseases. If you are ages 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information call: 205-975-4113 Enrollment is limited!
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Is your child in good health without: diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, mental illness or taking medications affecting weight. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. Compensation up to $80 for one visit! For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8336
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We are looking for healthy men and women ages 18-65 to participate in a research study. You must have no history of gastrointestinal or kidney disease. We are conducting a study to examine the presence of Oxalobacter, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies. This study involves collection of stool specimens. Compensation is provided. Please send an email to kidneystone@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Get bigger, faster and stronger. Men ages 18-27 in good general health needed. PHITE is a randomized exercise dose response trial to better understand how exercise induces health benefits. Participants receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers, valuable information about their health and up to $1000 compensation. Sign up at www.uab.edu/PHITE-trial.
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Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? 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 Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Did you know that your health during pregnancy could be linked to your child’s health now? Researchers in Nutrition Sciences and Obstetrics are looking for mothers and their biological children to take part in this study. Children should be 4-10 years of age now, and born at or near term to be eligible. Other eligibility criteria apply. Mothers and children will have 2 study visits to measure their height, weight and body fat, along with metabolic health markers such as blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol, and lifestyle factors including diet and physical activity. Those who complete the study will earn up to $200 for their time and receive the results of their health, diet, and activity assessments. For more information or to see if you and your child are eligible, please contact Dr. Samantha Martin: (205) 484-6197, jcvessel@uab.edu (refer to HAPi study in the subject line).
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Self-identified minority couples age 18-50 (1 female with cervix and 1 fertile male) needed. The purpose of the Post Coital DNA Recovery Study is to determine timing for DNA detection, potentially helping rape victims. Call 205-996-0183, 9am-4pm M-F for screening questions or leave message. Eligible males: $50 for 1 collection; eligible females: $250 for 4 collections.
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If you are a woman ages 55-90, you may qualify to participate in a research study evaluating a new treatment for osteoporosis. Eligible participants will receive study medication, and will be compensated up to $450 for completed visits. If interested, please call Josh Melnick at 205-975-0583 (jmelnick@uabmc.edu) or Stephanie Biggers at 205-934-1444 (sbiggers@uabmc.edu) to schedule a screening visit.
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Looking for healthy participants ages 15-18 to participate in a study looking at depression, obesity, and early life stress. Must be in good general health with no history of mental illness, physical conditions such as autoimmune, cardiovascular or endocrine disease, and not be taking any medications that affect weight. If you have a child who may be interested, please call 205-975-4207 or 205-934-8336
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There is a clinical study at UAB enrolling people with depression. If you have a history of depression or are currently depressed, please call us at 934-8336 for screening and enrolling. You will be compensated up to $120 if you complete the study.
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This study will examine the effectiveness of yoga on the health and function adults age 18-65 with a history of stroke. Email lorit@lakeshore.org or call 205-313-7455 for more information. Participation is free, and compensation is provided.
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Are you: generally healthy? Have NO history of mental illness or psychiatric disorders; can read and write in English? You may be eligible for participation. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call 205-934-2484. Compensation is provided.
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Have you experienced... Feeling hopeless? Feeling sad or down? Feeling guilty? Increase or decrease in appetite? Loss of interest in activities? Inability to concentrate? Forgetfulness? Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much? Wishing you were dead? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions and you are: ages 19-65 and in good physical health, you may be eligible to participate in a research study for treatment of depression, involving a one time dose of ketamine. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484. Compensation is provided.
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Urogynecologic disorders, including things like urinary and bowel leakage and a feeling of bulging from the vagina, can significantly impact quality of life. Take a step in the right direction and learn more about the clinical studies available at UAB. To find out if you are a candidate, please call 205-934-5498 or 1-877-496-4673 (option 1). Compensation is provided.
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If you are age 35 or older and healthy (not suffering from any serious clinical condition) you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine bioenergetic health. Participants will answer a short questionnaire and have blood collected (20ml ie 2-3 tubes). Compensation ($25) after blood draw will be provided per study visit. For more information, please contact by email mitolab@uabmc.edu.
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This study will utilize an online telehealth program to deliver diet and exercise recommendations. To participate in this study you must be ages 21-65, have a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS, have internet access and want to improve your diet. Participation is free, and compensation is provided. For more information, please call Alex Yates at 205-403-5525 or hbdlab@uabmc.edu
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Researchers in the School of Public Health are recruiting college students age 19 and older who smoke cigarettes (at least 5 cigarettes per day). Participants will take part in an educational counseling session. You do NOT have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves coming to our center for one 30-minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session, and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to fill out some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight, and smoke a cigarette that we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch that you may use if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total of $75 cash for your participation. For more information, call our research staff at 205-975-7721.
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Black or African American men ages 16-29 needed to participate in a confidential sexual health survey regarding HIV prevention services. To qualify, you must be HIV-negative, male who has sex with other males and English speaking. You will be compensated up to $80 for your participation. Please contact Ashley at (205) 996-6337 or ashbrown@uabmc.edu to see if you qualify.
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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and have risk factors for a cardiovascular event (such as heart attack and stroke). Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, physical and diabetic supplies. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)975-8217 or (205)996-4020.
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The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health (REACH) Lab is looking for children with overweight/obesity ages 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in a family-based treatment for childhood obesity. The treatment will consist of 1.5 hour weekly evening group meetings for 6 months. Treatment will incorporate changes in diet and physical activity, and provide education on various topics in nutrition, physical activity and other aspects of health and well-being. Compensation up to $115. Additional opportunity available for interested parents to participate in a one-time focus group meeting with other parents (compensation provided). For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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We are conducting a study to examine the naturally occurring bacteria in the gut of women and how behaviors like diet and stress may affect the presence of bacteria in the gut. Participation includes completing questionnaires, basic body measurements, and providing samples of blood, stool, and saliva. Compensation is provided. For more information contact Sh’Nese Townsend at 205-934-1715 or stownsend@uabmc.edu
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Looking for healthy participants ages 15-18 to participate in a study looking at depression, obesity, and early life stress. Must be in good general health with no history of mental illness, physical conditions such as autoimmune, cardiovascular or endocrine disease, and not be taking any medications that affect weight. If you have a child who may be interested, please call 205-975-4207 or 205-934-8336
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If you are ages 18 or older and have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication and feeling sad, down, hopeless or guilty, tense, or irritable but In good physical health, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. You will receive compensation for your time. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call 205-996-5987
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Volunteers ages 18-55 who consider themselves to be in good general health needed to participate in the Healthy Autophagy (HA) Study to research the autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) in blood cells. The ALP is a metabolic pathway that is important for maintaining proper health and for preventing disease. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation will be provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information and to find out how to qualify for the HA study, please contact 205-975-2758.
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Do you have Parkinson’s disease and are currently able to walk without using any assistive device and are ages 50-74? If your answer to these questions is yes, you may qualify for our study. What will you do? You will wear activity monitors and a metabolic system; You will walk overground and on the treadmill. There is 1 lab visit that will last 2-3 hours. This study will advance the way we measure physical activity in people with Parkinson’s disease. Compensated with a $25 gift-card for participation. For more information, contact Jeffer on 205-975-9321 or via email enrl@uabmc.edu
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This study is to determine if a low carbohydrate or a low fat diet is better for helping adults with a spinal cord injury: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). Participation includes 2 visits to Lakeshore Foundation over six months to complete a series of assessments, including blood work, fitness measures and body measurements. If you enroll in the study, you will receive a diet and exercise plan, and you will work with a health coach for 6 months to follow your plan. You will also be given access to an on-line health coaching program called POWERS for 6 months. You will receive $50 for completing the initial assessments and another $50 when you finish the 6 month assessments. To participate in this study, you must: • Have a spinal cord injury • Have a BMI between 25-55 kg/m2 • Be willing to try a new diet • Have access to Internet or a smart phone This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Email Alex Yates (alexy@lakeshore.org) or call 205-403-5525
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Study subjects are being sought to help identify the risk factors involved in kidney stone formation. You don’t have to have kidney stones to participate. You cannot enroll in this study if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Participants must be ages 19-65 and in relatively good health. What you will be required to do: 1. Answer questions to see if you are eligible to be screened for the study; 2. Provide 1 blood sample; 3. Provide up to four 24 hour urine collections during the study.; 4. Consume only meals provided by the UAB dietary kitchen for 3 consecutive days. Compensation is provided and there is no cost for participation. If you are interested please email kidneystone@uabmc.edu.
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Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Glucose 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 with no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? 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 with no history of diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Do you have a family member diagnosed with RA or do you think you are at risk of developing RA? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about the possible prevention of RA. Must be at least 18 years or older without a prior diagnosis of RA. For more information, please call 205-934-9843 or email lplove@uabmc.edu
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You may be eligible for the TWEAK Trial. A randomized clinical trial at UAB to determine if strength training rehabilitation improves recovery after joint replacement. Participants receive free health and functional status monitoring, free body composition and fitness testing, $500 for participation, and free personal exercise testing (half of the participants). Supervised exercise training program with certified trainers (half of participants): 3 days per week for 16 weeks at the Exercise Clinical Trials Facility at UAB. For more information, please call 205-934-6231.
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We are looking for participants who have been diagnosed with “Fatty Liver Disease” and who are NOT diabetic. We are also looking for healthy individuals with a history of kidney stone formation with a BMI between 20-40. All visits will occur at UAB and participants will be required to consume meals for three days that are prepared by trained UAB dietary staff. The meals are provided at no cost to participants and may be consumed at your location of choice. This study will also involve collecting your urine for two consecutive days. Compensation is provided. kidneystone@uabmc.edu if you feel you meet either or both of these criteria and would like to see if you qualify.
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If you are an adult who has had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) more than three months ago and have issues using your arms and hands as a result, you may qualify to participate in a rehabilitation study conducted here at UAB. We are looking for individuals who can partially open and close the hand and have some movement of wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Testing and treatment sessions take place over 3 weeks. Compensation is provided for eligible participants. For more information, please contact Staci McKay at (205) 934-9768 or stacemc@uab.edu.
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If you are an adult who has suffered a stroke more than 6 months ago and have issues using your arms and hands as a result, you may qualify to participate in a rehabilitation study conducted here at UAB. We are looking for individuals who can partially open and close the hand and have some movement of the wrist, elbow and shoulder. Treatment sessions are over a duration of 2-3 weeks. Compensation is provided for the testing sessions. For more information, please contact Staci McKay at (205) 934-9768 or stacemc@uab.edu.
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If you ages 18 and older AND have either heart failure (in the past 2 years) or a heart attack (in the past year) you may qualify for a research study. What happens in the study? • vaccination with either high dose (investigational for adults under the age of 65) OR standard dose flu shot, provided at no cost to you (once per year, up to 3 years); •monitoring any heart or lung related hospital visits; • telephone follow-up • optional blood draw. Patients who have already received their flu shot this year are not eligible to enroll. Participants will be compensated. For more information about how you can participate in INVESTED, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at 205-934-9281.
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April 10, 2017

Are you depressed?

Are you feeling sad, down, hopeless? Feeling guilty? Experiencing loss of interest in activities? Having difficulty concentrating? Sleeping too little or too much? 19-70 years old? In good physical health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-8336.
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This study will examine predictors of successful aging outcomes among adults and older adults with and without HIV. We are currently recruiting HIV-negative controls, thus to qualify, you must be HIV-negative, age 50 or older, be proficient in English, must not be mentally impaired or have significant neuromedical issues, and must consent to a blood draw. Eligible participants may be compensated up to $150 for a ~5-hour visit. For more information, please call 205-934-2862.
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Researchers in the School of Public Health are recruiting college students age 19 and older who smoke cigarettes (at least 5 cigarettes per day). Participants will take part in an educational counseling session. You do NOT have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves coming to our center for one 30-minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session, and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to fill out some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight, and smoke a cigarette that we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch that you may use if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total of $75 cash for your participation. For more information, call our research staff at 205-975-7721.
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September 01, 2017

Paid men’s health study

Black men ages 16-35 needed for STI prevention study. We are looking for black or African American men to participate in a small confidential group discussion. The discussion is to understand the types of sexual health care services that are most desirable. To qualify, you must be male who has, at any time, had sex with another male. You will be compensated $50 for your participation. Please contact JP at (205) 975-1531 to see if you qualify.
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The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is looking for individuals to take part in a research study. We will induce a temporary immune response and test how this affects fibromyalgia symptoms and markers of immune activity. You will be asked to come in for a screening session and, if eligible, two experimental sessions. You will be compensated up to $1025. Participants must have fibromyalgia, not be pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant, be without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease, and not currently using opioid medications. To find out more about this study, please call (205) 530-8006.
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Seeking healthy participants with no history or diagnosis of mental illness personally or in a first-degree relative — mom, dad, sibling. You must not require medication to treat an existing physical or mental illness/disorder. Individuals abusing alcohol or recreational drugs cannot participate as there will be intensive drug screening — both urine and blood. You must be ages 18-55 and weigh less than 190 lbs. Participants are needed to evaluate the effect of a drug called LY2150023 (Pomaglumetad or "POMA" for short) on a naturally occurring chemical called glutamate in the brain. We will also ask you to receive an intravenous infusion of a drug called ketamine. Study requirements: Screening (visit 1): determine your eligibility for the study, about 2 hours and includes drug testing, a complete medical and neurological check-up; Screening Ketamine MRI (visit 2): drug testing, MRI scan and ketamine infusion to determine study eligibility; Study Day 1 (visit 3): take study medicine in clinic, clinic evaluation, blood draw about 2 hours; Study Day 5 (visit 4): Clinical evaluation, blood draw and checkup about 2 hours; Study 10 (visit 5): Clinical evaluation, blood draw, drug testing, MRI scan and ketamine infusion about 5-6 hours. Three follow up phone calls. As a participant you will receive: $50 for visits 1, 3 and 4; $100 for visit 2; $300 for completion of visit 5 for a total of $600. For further information about the study and your eligibility, please contact Kristen at 996-9813.
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Our study is currently recruiting single primary caregivers of a 3-8 year old child to fill out 2 questionnaires about health and weight. Eligible participants will be compensated $10 for their time. Call 205-975-7721 for more information or to see if you are eligible to participate.
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You may qualify to participate in a national research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®). Are you at least 50 years old? Are you taking Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia or Simponi? If yes, and if you have never received the shingles vaccine, you may qualify. The duration of the study is 6 months. Participants will be compensated. Zostavax ® is an approved vaccine for people ages 50 and older and has been shown to be very effective to prevent zoster (shingles) and related complications. However it has NOT been studied in patients who are taking Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia or Simponi. The Varicella zostER VaccinE Study (VERVE) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). UAB is coordinating the VERVE study. For more information, please call (205) 934-2993 or email verve@uab.edu
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Healthy African American or Caucasian men and women ages 18-40 needed to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose on a protein in your blood — this protein is related to heart disease. Must have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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We invite families with children ages 7 or 8 years old to participate. The study involves up to 31 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires and children engage in a state of the art virtual pedestrian environment and complete various other tasks and activities. Families will earn up to $600 for their participation, including $100 for each 2-hour visit and $25 for each 30-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a toy at each visit. There are no medical procedures involved and most children enjoy participating. Call the UAB Youth Safety Lab at 205-934-4068 to enroll or ask questions. You can also email us at safetylab@uab.edu
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Do you have a child age 15-18? Is your child in good health without: diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, mental illness or taking medications affecting weight. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
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Do you have a child age 12-18 with depression? Is your child experiencing any of the following symptoms: sadness or hopelessness, persistent irritability or anger, feelings of guilt, changes in appetite or weight, loss of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating, too little or too much sleep, thoughts of death or suicide, reckless behavior or increased boredom. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
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June 06, 2017

Got gout?

If you have been diagnosed with gout, you may qualify to participate in one of our Gout research studies. Treatment and compensation for your time is provided per study visit. Please call Stephanie at 205-934-1444 or sbiggers@uabmc.edu.
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We are looking for African-American young adults ages 18-25 who live in Birmingham to participate in an entertainment education study. Participation in the project requires completing 3 in-person interviews (1.5-2 hours each), watching short videos featuring local rappers and hip hop artists, and referring your friends to the study. Interviews include a survey about various health behaviors and attitudes. You will also be asked to provide an overview of your recent sexual activity. Participants are enrolled in the study for 6 months and can earn over $200. Please call the CITY Health study at 975-5458 to learn more and to see if you are eligible.
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If you are age 18 or older and healthy (not suffering from any serious clinical condition) you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine bioenergetic health. Participants will answer a short questionnaire and have blood collected (20ml ie. 2-3 tubes). Compensation ($25) after blood draw will be provided per study visit. For more information, please email mitolab@uabmc.edu.
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Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? 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 exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose 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 elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is conducting a study to research the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis on muscle strength and insulin. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 and 65, not be diagnosed with diabetes or any other illness that may impair evaluation of study outcomes, and do not engage in a strength training program or vigorous exercise. All participants will be required to come to UAB for testing on 3 or more occasions and qualified RA participants will receive a 15-week regimen of the study drug. There is no charge for participation and all participants will receive compensation. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 934-4021.
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UAB is currently offering a NO-COST research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call UAB at (205) 975-7721.
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African American, healthy adults, age 85 and older needed for a study about healthy aging We are looking for those interested in participating in a UAB study about healthy aging. You may be eligible if you have no major physical disabilities and are independent in basic life activities. Participants will be compensated for visits. Call 205-975-7017 for more information and to see if you qualify.
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Are you a breast cancer survivor having difficulty walking? Do you have any lower-body pain that is restricting your mobility? If so, you may be interested in taking part in an exercise training intervention. UAB researchers are looking for overweight women  - age 18-70 with a body mass index between 30-45 kg/m2 - with a history of breast cancer to participate in a novel exercise training study. Volunteers will be asked to attend two assessment sessions: an initial assessment and after 8 weeks of exercise to collect information about your health status. Further eligibility screening will be conducted by telephone. Volunteers must reside in or near Jefferson County. The study will evaluate a novel exercise training strategy designed to mimic exercise at higher altitude to support improved health and mobility among breast cancer survivors. Contact Dr. Stephen J. Carter, 205-975-0269 or carters@uab.edu; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or moveforward@uab.edu; to learn more.
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We are looking for healthy older adults who are interested in participating in a study about healthy aging. You may be eligible if you have no major physical disabilities, are independent in basic life activities, and are 85 years or older. Participants will be compensated. Call 205-975-7017 for more information and to see if you qualify.
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The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is looking for individuals to take a low dose of naltrexone or a placebo for 6 months. Every participant will receive the drug at some point during the study. You will be asked to come in for a screening session; to complete a daily symptom questionnaire and to provide blood samples during the 6-month period. If eligible, you will be compensated up to $425. Participants must: Have moderate to severe chronic fatigue (for at least 12 months); Not be pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant; Be without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease; and Not currently using opioid medications. For more about this study, call (205) 530-8006.
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If you are 18-65 years old, have a child 12-65 willing to participate in the study with you, generally healthy, with or without history of early life trauma you may be eligible to participate in a research study to explore whether you can pass along your stress to your children. Compensation provided: parents $100/children $25. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call Katlyn at 975-4208.
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