Clinical Trials

You may qualify to participate in an international research study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Are you at least 18 years old? Do you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and a clinical diagnosis of kidney disease? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, physical exams, laboratory tests and ECG at no cost. Participants will  be reimbursed for time and travel. For more information, call the UAB Hypertension Program at 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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January 25, 2016

Do you have glaucoma?

If you have glaucoma or high eye pressure, you may be eligible for a research study involving the use of an investigational drug. You will be reimbursed for your travel and expenses. The study has 9 visits and will last approximately 12 months. All study-related visits and study eye drops are provided at no cost to you. Lindsay Gregg (205) 488-0777.
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Join the MILK study. MILK is a research study looking at the effects of a new, medicated vaginal ring on breastfeeding mothers and breast milk. If enrolled, you will be required to wear the ring for a period of 2 weeks and provide multiple breast milk samples. You must be at least 6 weeks postpartum to be eligible. Physical exams, GYN exams, and HIV/STI testing will be provided at no cost, and you will be compensated $525 for your time. For more information, call (205) 996-4405.
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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 ages 25 or older, diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, being treated with diet and exercise alone, or are taking certain other anti-diabetic medications. Qualified participants will receive study drug, study-related laboratory testing, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, physical and diabetic supplies. Your participation in the study will last approximately 18-22 weeks and includes 9 visits to the study clinic. 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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Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who have genital herpes (HSV-2) are needed for an investigational herpes vaccine study. Space is limited. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information please call 205-996-4099.
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December 15, 2015

Healthy controls needed

Are you in good physical health? Never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? Compensation provided. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 975-4207.
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You may qualify if you are a Caucasian or African American female age 21-45, do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and a testing visit. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass and muscle mass. Compensation up to $125 provided for completing all study visits. 205-975-5664 for more information.
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You may qualify to join the PEARLS Study to help us better understand the associations between clinical, social, culture and environmental factors on maternal and infant health outcomes of pregnant women. We are currently enrolling black and white women who are pregnant with 1 baby (not multiples). Participants must be at least 16 years old and less than 15 weeks pregnant. Study visits can be combined with regularly scheduled pre/postnatal visits. Compensation available. Nicole 205-934-4824.
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If you are age 50 or older and have been diagnosed with HIV for at least 1 year, you may qualify to participate in a study about what you know about brain health. This study will ask questions about your mental functioning and health and takes approximately 2 hours. If eligible, you will be paid $50 for your visit. To find out more about this study, please call Anna at 205-996-4089.
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Earn a $10 VISA gift card by participating in a one-hour focus group on the “college weight gain experience.” Research has demonstrated that college students are particularly vulnerable to weight gain, so preventing weight gain in this population may have important implications for long-term weight management. More research is needed to determine why college students are gaining weight in order to develop targeted interventions to forestall weight gain and improve health behaviors. The proposed study aims to investigate the factors perceived by college students related to college weight gain. Information gained from this study would be used to formulate a research plan for funding for college weight gain prevention. Exclusions to the study include current college athletes and students diagnosed, within the past year, with depression or an eating disorder. To participate, you must be a fulltime, non-transfer, undergraduate UAB students ages 18 and 25; snacks will be provided. To sign-up or for more information, contact Dr. Retta Evans rrevans@uab.edu (205) 996-2701
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Healthy men ages 18-70 who have had a prior PPD positive skin test result are needed for tuberculosis research study. Your blood will be drawn by a registered nurse during a one-time study visit. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information please call 205-996-4099.
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October 29, 2015

Ready to lose weight?

Men and women age 21-75 are needed for the CARE Trial, a study comparing 2 weight loss programs that recommend different methods of calorie reduction. The study will include group sessions with experienced facilitators, personalized goals, and tools to help you reach those goals at no cost to you. Compensation provided as well. Call 205-975,7238, Option 1 to find out if you qualify.
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Men and women ages 18-40 with mild or borderline high blood pressure may be eligible to participate in a 14-week study for high blood pressure. Eligible participants will receive study medication, blood pressure checks, physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost. Participants will be paid up to $75 for each completed study visit, up to $325. Call or email Stephanie at (205) 975-7001 or sbiggers@uab.edu
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If so, you may qualify to participate in a UAB study about young children’s temperament – how they behave and react in different situations. You will need to bring your child to 1 study visit (approximately 2 hours total). Testing includes body measurements, observations of your child’s behavior, and questionnaires. Compensation provided. To learn more and to see if you qualify, call or email Desti for The Toddler Temperament Study: 205-975-3595, desnshep@uab.edu.
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Are you age 65 or older? Would you like to receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and free assessments of health and functional status, body composition, and fitness? If so, you may be interested in the MASTERS Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial at UAB to determine if the addition of a medicine (Metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. To learn more, complete the questionnaire at www.uab.edu/masters-trial (preferred) or call 205-934-6231.
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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 26-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be age 19 or older, Type 2 Diabetes, taking Metformin or diet and exercise only to control your blood sugars. 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)996-4015 or (205)996-4020
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You are invited to participate in focus groups with parents of children in middle school. We will your thoughts about a parent survey we have created about chronic pain in children, including what things contribute to pain in children, how pain affects the child, parents, and other family, and how we might prevent chronic pain in children. Each focus group will last approximately 30 minutes. A gift card for $25 will be provided to each parent who participates. Alicia Kindred at (205) 934-4711 or aliciakindred@uabmc.edu
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Local physicians are part of a larger clinical trial utilizing an investigational medical device for people with post-amputation pain. If you are experiencing moderate to severe post-amputation pain not controlled by medication, we invite you to learn more. Qualifications for the study include: one amputated lower limb; frequent and recurring amputation pain; willingness to undergo implant surgery; and 21 years of age or older. Alicia Kindred at 205-934-4711 or aliciakindred@uabmc.edu
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GA is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration. It happens when your retina, the part of the eye that senses light, is damaged. You may have already noticed that it’s harder to read, to see fine details, or that things come in or out of view. This can make it harder to perform even simple daily tasks. Currently there are no approved treatment options for GA, but there is a new research study that explores a therapy that may reduce the speed of GA progression. If you are over the age of 50 and have been diagnosed with GA, you may be eligible to join this study. In some cases, you may qualify for compensation. Corteza Townsend 205-325-8503.
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September 25, 2015

The Watch study

This study is enrolling girls age 8-11. We want to know about using wearable technology to reduce sedentary behaviors. Two focus group visits are required to get your opinion on the activity watch and website. (205) 975-7677. Compensation is provided.
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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 975-7721
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Do you have kidney disease?  If so, you may qualify to participate in a 4 month research study to evaluate the effects of spironolactone on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Must be: ages 19-65; non-diabetic; not on dialysis; moderate stage of kidney disease (30-60% function). Compensation. Call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail Lama Ghazi lghazi@uab.edu
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If you are 19-70 years old and have Type 1 Diabetes you may be eligible to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between diabetes and depression. The study requires one blood draw and compensates $25. To learn more, please call the Office of Psychiatric Clinical Research at (205) 996-5987.
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If you are a Caucasian or African-American woman age 19-30, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Departments of Human Studies and Nutrition Sciences. Eligible participants include healthy women with no existing conditions and women who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This study requires two morning time visits to UAB’s Nutrition Science Building and UAB Hospital. If you smoke, are currently pregnant or are more than moderately overweight, you will not qualify for the study. You will be asked to complete tests that assess aerobic fitness, energy expenditure, bone density, body fat composition, muscle mitochondrial function and insulin sensitivity. You may be compensated for your time. Call Brandon Kane at 975-3806.
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If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you  must be a Stage II or Stage III colorectal cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. 205-934-6326
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Must have untreated BV at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts approximately two months. Medication and exams provided at no cost. Reimbursement available up to $150 for enrollment and follow-up visits. Joy 205-996-2780.

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Are you 50 or older with or without Parkinson's disease and interested in participating in a study evaluating the effects of a computer-based training program on safety & cognition? This study evaluates performance on cognitive tests and a virtual reality street crossing task. Amy 934-5954.
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Are you age 19-80 and taking Humira, or any other medication for Ulcerative Colitis? Are your medications not working effectively? You may qualify for a research trial. Treatment and compensation may be provided. To learn more please call, 205-934-1224.
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If you are a black or white male age 19 or older, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine. Participation involves two clinic visits (approximately 30-45 each) to complete questionnaires and provide saliva and stool samples. Compensated up to $50 for completion of the study. Justin Sims 205/975.1229 for more information.
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Losing control of your bowels? The LIBERATE study may be right for you! Twenty million American women of all ages suffer from fecal incontinence, also known as Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL), and we rarely talk about it. UAB is conducting a research study on a treatment for women with bowel control problems. Study participation may last approximately 15 months. You may be eligible to participate if you experience loss of bowel control, are female age 19 or older and have a history of accidental bowel leakage for at least 6 months. For more information, please call 934-3178. Compensation will be provided.
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Female ages 40-75 with heart disease and who are uninsured or underinsured and would like to receive exercise training in a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact Kelsey Miller at 205.934.6414 or kelsm10@uab.edu
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You may qualify if you are age 52-65, non-diabetic, non-smoker, and not on any blood pressure, diabetes, antidepressant, or hormone replacement therapy medications. This study involves potential weight loss, diet counseling, blood draws, body composition analysis, metabolic rate assessment and lipid and hormone analysis. 205-975-9629.
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Study The tDCS (Speed of Processing Training with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) driving study will examine the combined use of cognitive training and low voltage electrical cranial stimulation to improve thinking and driving in older adults. To qualify, you must be 50 or older, be proficient in English, and must not be mentally impaired or have significant neuromedical issues. Eligible participants may be compensated up to $300. 205-996-9457.
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Healthy African American men and women, ages 19 or older are needed to study the effect of different sequences of a gene on cholesterol levels. You will not be able to participate if you have problems with your kidneys or liver, if you are pregnant, or if you are taking certain medications.  Involves 1 visit. Compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743, alexlm@uab.edu
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Are you age 50 or older, have gout and have had either a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes? You may qualify for a UAB research trial. Compensation is provided. sbiggers@uab.edu
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Are you 19 years or older, with gout and kidney disease? You may qualify for a UAB research trial. Treatment and compensation is provided. Call Stephanie at 934-1444 or sbiggers@uab.edu
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We are looking for teenage girls age 15-17 to participate in a new vaginal ring study. The study involves 9 total visits to the clinic over a period of about 7 months. During this time, you will be asked to wear a new vaginal ring each month for 6 months. Participants will receive physical/GYN exams and HIV/STI testing at no cost and will be compensated up to $675 for their time. All teens must have parental consent in order to participate. For more information, call the study team at (205) 996-4405.
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Male participants ages 15-20 needed for driving study. Must currently hold a valid driving learner’s permit only, have no severe physical disability that would prohibit participation in full protocol, and full access to a computer. Minimal risk involved. Requires 2 visits to UAB that involve driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated up to $100. For more information, call 205-975-9440.
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If you are an overweight female ages 25-44, we are seeking participants to evaluate the effects of counseling on exercise behavior and adherence. To find out more details and to determine of you qualify for this study, please contact Dr. Jane Roy at (205)934-1757 or Caroline at (205)996-1656, cdfaught@uab.edu, within the UAB Department of Human Studies
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If you or someone you know is a female ages 40-75 with heart disease and is uninsured or underinsured and would like to receive exercise training in a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact Kelsey Miller at 205-934-6414 or kelsm10@uab.edu
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We are conducting a sexual partner study for treatment of the female and male sexual partners as a way to prevent BV. Medication at no cost to you. Couples can receive up to $300. Call Joy at the UAB Personal Health Clinic 205-996-2780
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WatchThis study is enrolling girls age 8-11 and women age 19-30. We want to know about using wearable technology to reduce sedentary behaviors. Two focus group visits are required to get your opinion on the activity watch and website. If you are interested, contact Matt at (205) 975-7677. Compensation is provided.
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Must have untreated vaginal yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for 48 weeks. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available up to $505 for enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information call Joy at 205-996-2780
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UAB researchers are conducting a study to investigate how the quality of your diet influences body composition and other outcomes related to risk of certain diseases. If you are obese and 65 or older you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, completing several assessments and taking part in a nutrition intervention through the UAB EatRight program for 2 months.  You will be compensated for attending each study visit. For more information, call 205-975-7202.
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Overweight/obese adolescents ages 15-17 with an Android cell phone who sleep less than an average of 8 hours per night wanted for a study of the effects of sleep on adolescents’ overall health. Requires 7 visits to UAB laboratory. No stress, danger or invasive procedures. Participants are eligible to receive a total payment of $50. For more information call 205-934-2241 or email afobian@uab.edu.
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Investigators at UAB are studying the Effects of Sedation on Cognitive Performance in the Elderly. Participants will be evaluated at three time points. We estimate a study time of approximately an hour with an fMRI session. You will be compensated at a rate of $50 for your participation. You must be age 55 or older and in good health. To find out more about this study, call or email Catiffaney Banks in the UAB Department of Anesthesiology (205) 934-4711 or cbanks@uab.edu.
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We are conducting a sexual partner study for treatment of the female and male sexual partners as a way to prevent BV. Medication at no cost to you. Couples can receive up to $300. Call Joy at the UAB Personal Health Clinic 205-996-2780
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If you have a diagnosis of RA (or another inflammatory arthritis) and are currently using anti-TNF medications like Humira, Enbrel, Cimzia, Remicade, or Simponi, you are at a higher risk of getting Shingles compared to the general population. If you are at least 50 years old, have one of these diagnoses, have never taken the Shingles Vaccine (with or without positive history of Shingles virus) and test positive for the Varicilla Zoster Antibodies, you may meet the criteria to enroll in the VERVE study. 50% of participants will be administered the Zostavax® (Shingles Vaccine) and the remaining 50% a Placebo (saline) injection. Participants will be monitored for 6 weeks following the injection, and return for a 6 week follow-up visit. Participants who return for the 6 week follow-up visit after receiving the injection will be compensated. Anita Turner, RN Study Coordinator asturner@uab.edu 205-934-2993
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Physically healthy volunteers with no history or family history of mental illness, ages 14-55 needed for a research study sponsored by UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. Study procedures include a clinical interview, 3 MRI/MRS scans over the course of 6 weeks, and a memory, thinking and concentration evaluation (not an IQ test). Participants meeting study criteria will be compensated. Call 205-996-9813 to see if you qualify.
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Must have a previous diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Must currently hold a valid learner’s permit or license, have no severe physical disability that would prohibit participation in full protocol, and full access to a computer. Minimal risk involved. Requires 2 visits to UAB that involve driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated up to $100. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440.
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We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography.  One visit is required to assess your body composition.  If you are interested, contact Billy at billy@uab.edu. Compensation is provided.
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Nutrition Sciences is looking for breast cancer survivors who are not regular exercisers to participate in a research project. The study evaluates the BEAT Cancer program, designed to help breast cancer survivors start and maintain an exercise program. This study includes supervised, individual exercise sessions with exercise specialists. The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Participants must be ages 19-70 with a history of DCIS, Stage I, II or IIIA breast cancer. For more information, call (205) 975-1247 or email  moveforward@uab.edu. All information is confidential and participation is free.
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This study will examine the effectiveness of two types of group exercise classes on the health and functional status in inactive adults age 19-65 with Multiple Sclerosis. You will be randomly assigned to one of three groups; Movement2Music, Adapted Yoga, or a waitlist group who will complete a home-based exercise intervention of either Movement to Music or Adapted Yoga. Email caseyh@lakeshore.org for more information.
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Do you wear contact lenses, have dry eyes, or experience eye discomfort? The UAB School of Optometry's Clinical Eye Research Facility is in constant need of part icipants for various studies. We are presently looking for subjects age 19 and older to enroll in a database for notification of current and future studies. For more information, visit www.uab.edu/cerf.
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Healthy controls age 3-21 needed for a study that investigates risk factors for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS). Qualifying participants will undergo a one-time blood draw and complete three surveys. Compensation is provided. cpodd@peds.uab.edu
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Requires daily specimen collection at home, weekly delivery of samples, reimbursed up to $230. Joy 996-2780
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Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis at time of enrollment and have had at least 3 prior documented episodes of BV in the past 12 months.  Study participation lasts for up to 31 weeks. Investigational medication and study-related exams will be provided at no cost to you. Reimbursement available for study visits. For more information call Joy at 996-2780.
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If you are healthy, ages 20-40, with regular menstrual cycles, not taking hormonal contraceptive medication (IUDs are ok), you may be able to help us with a research study! UAB researchers are conducting a study to determine the effects of estrogen on inflammation in pre-menopausal women. One-time blood draw is all that is needed. Participants will be compensated. To learn more, please call UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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If you are healthy, age 55 or older, post-menopausal (no periods for 1 year or more), On or Off estrogen therapy, you may be able to help us with a research study! UAB researchers are conducting a study to determine the effects of estrogen on inflammation in post-menopausal women. One-time blood draw is all that is needed. Participants will be compensated. To learn more, please call UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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Participants will be required to make one visit which will last about 1 hour. In this visit the participant will take a short paper and pencil assessment, perform a quick activity with a partner, and answer a short questionnaire about thoughts concerning their experience. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the participants, as well as compensation up to $15. 205-934-2424.
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Are you age 50 or older, have gout and have had either a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes? You may qualify for a UAB research trial. Compensation is provided. krenfroe@uab.edu
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African American lesbian and bisexual women needed to study how bacterial vaginosis — the most common vaginal infection — occurs. We want to understand the behaviors that put women at risk for this common infection and we want to improve screening and prevention. 205-996-2780
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College students age 19 and older who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day need to participate in an education counseling session. You do not have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves one 30 minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to complete some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight and smoke a cigarette we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total  of $75 for your participation. 975-7721
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September 11, 2014

SSIB Study

Are you an overweight, Caucasian woman ages 20-50? If so, you may be eligible for a study about the relationship between macronutrient composition of the diet and metabolic rate. The study includes one baseline-screening visit, and if you are selected for the feeding study, it will include two clinic visits, consuming lunch at the clinic daily for two weeks, and tracking your food intake for two weeks. Compensated up to $100. Call 205-934-6032 for more information.
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Are you an overweight, Caucasian woman ages 20-50? If so, you may be eligible for a study about the relationship between macronutrient composition of the diet and metabolic rate. The study includes one baseline-screening visit, and if you are selected for the feeding study, it will include two clinic visits, consuming lunch at the clinic daily for two weeks, and tracking your food intake for two weeks. Compensated up to $100. Call 205-934-0041 for more information.
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We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography. One visit is required to assess your body composition. Contact Billy at billy@uab.edu. Compensation is provided.
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Physically healthy volunteers with no history of mental illness, ages 19-40 needed for a research study sponsored by UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. Study procedures include taking a drug that affects glutamate in the brain, drug testing, blood draws, a psychiatric interview and rating scales, MRI scans, and memory and cognitive evaluation (not an IQ test).  Participants meeting study criteria will be compensated. Call 205-996-9813 to see if you qualify.
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UAB patients age 19 and older needed to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup, clinical factors, environment and lifestyle interact to affect response to blood thinner medications. To qualify, you must be on either dabigatran "Pradaxa" or warfarin "Coumadin" and receive care at UAB. For more information, contact Nita Limdi, Ph.D., at 934-4385 or nlimdi@uab.edu.
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The NIH CAPABLe Study may work for you. CAPABLe is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether medication or muscle training with biofeedback is best to improve symptoms of accidental bowel leakage. Women 19 and older may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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The NIH ESTEEM Study may work for you. ESTEEM is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether combining surgery and pelvic exercises works better for Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) compared to surgery alone. Women 21 and older who desire surgery for their urine leakage may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
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Women age 19 and older who are not menopausal needed for study of single dose investigational drug to treat Bacterial Vaginosis. Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis at time of enrollment. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information call Joy at 996-2780
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People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
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The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
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Healthy African American women age 19–45 yrs are needed for a dietary study. We are studying how genes influence the excretion of sodium and calcium in urine. The study involves consuming controlled diets prepared by the Clinical Research Unit, collecting all of your urine for 5 days, and providing 2 blood samples. Compensation $100. Contact M.C. Robertson, (205) 975-8341.
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You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.

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You may be eligible to participate in a research study of pain in people with knee arthritis. Eligible candidates must be age 45-85, free from serious medical conditions and be able to come for two testing sessions. If eligible and you enter the study, you may be compensated up to $200. For further information call Adriana at 934-9614.
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Volunteers age 19-65 with moderate or severe ulcerative colitis needed to study an investigational medicine. All study-related meds, procedures and exams provided at no cost. To learn more, call 1-877-UAB-4-IBD.
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The UAB Center for Nursing Research has developed a Web site that addresses the pain experienced by patients with CF. Visit the site for information regarding CF and also take part in a new on-line research study. Patrick hubbardp@son.uab.edu or 934-7597.
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The UAB Lung Health Center is doing research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating COPD. Normal, healthy people age 40-75 needed. 934-5555 to see if you qualify for a current study.
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Participants will discuss their thoughts, views, and opinions about participating in research studies in group setting. Each participant will receive $25 for each focus group session, with a maximum receipt of $50 for attending both sessions. Coretta coretta@uab.edu or 934-2884
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June 18, 2013

Depression studies

Feeling sad, down, hopeless? Feeling guilty, tense or irritable? Wishing you were dead?  Experiencing disturbed concentration, appetite, or sleep? If you are age 19-65, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational medication for depression. Compensated. Office of Psychiatric Research 934-9189.
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If so, you may qualify for a research study. To be considered you must be at least 50 years of age, have high blood pressure with a systolic (upper) number of at least 130 and have no history of diabetes or stroke. If you qualify for the study, receive the following at no cost: FDA approved blood pressure medication, regular medical testing, memory testing, EKG’s (electrocardiograms), and blood pressure management. Compensation. Call the SPRINT office of Dr. Thornley-Brown in the Department of Nephrology, 975-4482.
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You may qualify for a research study at UAB Department of Dermatology. If qualified, you will receive investigational medication and study visits at no cost. Compensation. Rhonda 502-9967 or rkaler@uabmc.edu.
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Men & women age 65 and older with high blood pressure needed for a study to see whether adding a medication to current blood pressure treatment lowers the risk of cardiovascular events. Participants can have a history of heart disease, stroke or diabetes, or have risk factors for heart disease Compensation. 975-7902 or 1-866-965-7903.
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A 24-month research study is being conducted by the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of a commercially available tooth colored dental filling materials bonded on the sides of teeth with three adhesives. Enrollment in the study requires that the subject be available for the 24-month study period. Screening appointments now are available and subjects needing fillings on the sides of their teeth are likely candidates. The fillings are free and a monetary incentive is paid at each recall visit. To determine if you are eligible for this study, call LaTara 996-5747.
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We are studying differences between the brains of healthy individuals and people with Parkinson's Disease, or those at risk for developing Parkinson's Disease. The study will involve two visits, including a MRI of the brain during the second visit. You will be compensated $30 after the 2nd visit after your MRI scan. Paula Spath 934-6510.
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Do you have a history of heart disease OR diabetes and/or other cardiovascular risk factors?  If so, you may be eligible for the REDUCE-IT trial. REDUCE-IT is a research study testing an investigational drug. Eight study visits over 5 years. Compensated up to $500. Call 205-975-7238, option 2.
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UAB researchers want to interview and track men and women who have recently quit heavy or problem drinking without treatment. If you are such a person, we believe you could provide valuable information that may improve programs to help others quit. This study is not a treatment program. Confidentiality will be strictly maintained. We come to you. Interviewed participants will be reimbursed for their time and effort. 934-6082 or 800-815-6200 or www.HealthyDecisions.uab.edu.
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Are you ages 19-64 and are currently feeling down, sad, or hopeless? Feeling guilty, tense, or irritable? Are you experiencing disturbed sleep, eating, or concentration? Are you in good physical health? Have you tried at least 1 antidepressant medications in the past? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational treatment for depression involving low field magnetic stimulation. Compensation. 934-2484.
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The UAB School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, is recruiting participants for a new research study that will test the safety and effectiveness of a new synthetic bone grafting material when used to treat oral bone loss resulting from Periodontal (gum) Disease. Eligible candidates must be age 25 or older and have a particular type of Periodontal Disease diagnosis. The study will require multiple visits to the Periodontal Research Clinic over a period of approximately 6-months. Women who are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy will be excluded. Other medical conditions and medications may also prevent enrollment. 205 934-1503.
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To join the study you must: be age 50 or older; have type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of heart disease or stroke; and be able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer 9 phone contacts over a three-year trial period. The study provides an investigational medication that is taken once weekly. If eligible, you may be compensated up to $640 for completing all study visits. 205-934-2294.
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You may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center offering behavioral therapies that can help. You must be: a veteran, age 50 or over, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, accidentally leaking urine at least 4 times a week, willing to attend clinic visits and follow instructions at home. This study does not involve any medications. 205-933-8101 ext. 7305 and ask for the BETTUR study.
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Are you interested in being part of a research project that focuses on informal caregivers? We are seeking African American caregivers age 65 years or older. This study involves one focus group and a telephone survey. Participants can receive up to $30 in gift cards. 934-6752 or mperki2@uab.edu.
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If you are age 19-65, feeling sad, down, hopeless; feeling guilty, tense, or irritable; in good physical health; experiencing disturbed concentration, appetite or sleep and have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication and still experiencing depression? You may be eligible to participate in a research study on an investigational treatment for depression involving Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS). For more information and to determine eligibility, call 934-2484. Compensation provided.
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Call The UAB Lung Health Center at 934-5555. You may qualify for a study.
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You may be eligible to participate in a dissertation study to help determine if exposure to magazine advertisements is associated with body mass index. The study involves a 1-time web-based survey that takes approximately 15 minutes. If interested, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MAGS. Candice Griffin 223-8941.
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We are looking for adolescents with type 2 diabetes and an A1C between 6.5 and 10.5% to assess the safety and efficacy of a non-insulin, injectable anti-diabetic investigational medication for type 2 diabetics. Subjects taking insulin will not qualify.  If your child qualifies, they will receive the following at no cost to you: study related physical exams and laboratory tests, diabetes education and coaching, study medication and supplies, and compensation for your time. Victoria Gunter, 996-7648, smay@peds.uab.edu.
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Healthy, overweight 7-11 year females needed to participant in an observational study to investigate health effects of prolonged sitting. We are recruiting African or European American, prepubertal females for a 16-week study. Involves four 2-day visits and compensation. Annie, 975-3494.
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A study is recruiting overweight African-American and European American girls ages 7-11 to investigate the effects of diet on weight-loss and body composition. This 25-week study involves 7 clinic visits, 7 education sessions, and compensation. The PRIMO study, Annie 975-3494
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You will view a set of images in the MRI scanner and respond to simple questions by pushing a button. Study will take 2-3 hours total (1 hour in scanner) and can be completed in two separate sessions or in a single day. Compensated $50. Dr. Rajesh Kana 996-9368.
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