Clinical Trials

Healthy volunteers (age 18-80) willing to provide blood for a research study are needed. Compensation is $10. If you are interested please contact Dr. Mitchell at taneciam@uab.edu.
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In our study of patients with resistant hypertension, we have shown that vascular function improves with the use of spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. Spironolactone has also been shown to reduce urinary protein loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. We are looking for men and women, ages 19-65, with Stage III CKD, non-diabetic or who have controlled diabetes, and who are not currently taking spironolactone or amiloride. The study lasts 16 weeks, with six visits, and compensation and parking will be provided for all six visits. If interested, please contact Cassidy Clevenger at (205) 934-6745.
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Are you concerned about your bone and joint health? Men and women age 45-69 are needed for a Bone and Joint Health Study, a study about how physical activities and other factors affect the health of your bones and joints.  Compensation is provided.  Call 205-975-7223, Option 2 for more information!
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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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Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You CANNOT get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
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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, Stage III or Stage IV cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 10 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
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African American men needed for a study that will examine cognition and its relationship with driving in older adults (50 and older) without HIV. To qualify, you must be HIV negative, 50 or older, be proficient in English, and must not be mentally impaired or have significant neuromedical issues. Eligible participants may be compensated $40 for 1 two-hour session. For more information, please call 205-975-9440 and ask for Caitlin Pope with the CHAD study.
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Women age 18 and older needed for study of new treatment for vaginal yeast infection. Must have untreated yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Free medication and exams.  Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $200. For more information call Joy or Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
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Women age 18 and older needed for study of new investigational treatment for bacterial vaginosis or vaginal yeast infection. Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis or yeast at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information call Joy at 205-996-2780
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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 age 21 or older. For participation information, please email aliciakindred@uabmc.edu, jpough@uabmc.edu or call 934-4711 or 975-2847 to speak with Alicia Kindred (Study Coordinator) or Joseph Pough (Research Assistant).
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Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440 and ask for the CRUISE study.
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The CHAD Study will examine mental abilities and its relationship with driving in older adults (50 and older) with and without HIV. To qualify, you must be 50 or older, speak and understand English, and must not have mentally difficulties, such as diagnosed dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with HIV must be a current patient at the UAB 1917 HIV/AIDS Clinic. Eligible participants who complete the 1 two-hour session will be compensated $40. For more information, please call 205-975-9440.
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Are you African American and a caregiver for a loved one who has memory problems that may be dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You may qualify for a UAB study trying to understand your needs and support experiences. Please contact Dr. Olivio Clay at 205-934-2728 or oclay@uab.edu if interested.
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Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440.
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If you are 18-70 years old, have Type 1 diabetes, feeling depressed, sad, down, hopeless or not experiencing depression you may be eligible to participate in a research study to explore the relationship between diabetes and depression. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call UAB at 975-4208.
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If you are 18-65 years old, have a child 12-65 years old 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. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call Katlyn at 975-4208.
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The UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) is seeking participants for a study to better understand perceptions of interprofessional relationships and collaboration. Study procedures involve participation in 3 focus groups and the completion of 2 brief surveys. The duration of each focus group is 1 hour for a total time commitment of 3 hours over 8 months. To participate you must be a UAB or UAHSF employee and must work in a health related profession with no previous simulation experience or training. For more information, please contact shilpa@uab.edu
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You may qualify for a research study in the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology if you have never been diagnosed with a mental illness. Call 975-4207 for more information. Compensation provided.
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You may qualify for a research study in the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. Call 975-4207 for more information. Compensation provided.
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The UAB Office of Psychiatric Research is conducting a study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. In order to qualify, you must have no history of anxiety, psychosis, mania, substance dependence within a year. You must also have no history of endocrine, cardiovascular, or inflammatory diseases. To see if you may qualify, please call (205) 975-4207.
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Are you in good physical health with no history of psychiatric disorders? You may be eligible for a research study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. Compensation provided. For more information, please contact the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
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Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
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June 20, 2016

Gum disease study

UAB is seeking volunteers to take part in a clinical research study. The purpose of this study is to study a new investigational topical medication applied to the gums that may improve the signs and symptoms of gum disease. The study requires approximately 9 evaluation visits and up to 29 treatment visits over a 9 month study period. To qualify, you must: Have gum (periodontal) disease; be at least 18 years old; have at least 18 natural teeth; be in good general health. People who participate in the study will be compensated. For more information call UAB School of Dentistry Periodontology Research Clinic, 205-934-1503
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Earn a $10 VISA gift card by participating in an online survey about 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 • must be a fulltime, non-transfer, undergraduate UAB students ages 18-25. To sign-up or for more information, contact: Dr. Retta Evans rrevans@uab.edu (205) 996-2701
 
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Have you had recurrent BV (bacterial vaginal infections) 2 or more times in the past 12 months?  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. Joy, 205-996-2780
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The UAB Office of Psychiatric Research is conducting a study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression and glucose metabolism. In order to qualify, you must have no history of anxiety, psychosis, mania, substance dependence within a year. You must also have no history of endocrine, cardiovascular or inflammatory diseases. To see if you may qualify, please call (205) 975-4207.
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Are you in good physical health? Never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? Compensation provided. For more information, call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 975-8542.
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Are you ages of 55-65, HIV negative and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
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Have you been taking PrEP for at least 3 months? Are you at least 20 years old, HIV negative, and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit and an optional fitness test to measure heart rate and expired gases. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
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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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If they are over the age of 65, they may qualify for the MASTERS Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial at UAB to determine if the addition of a medication (metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. Participants receive supervised exercise training 3 days per week for 14 weeks with certified trainers in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and free assessments of health and functional status, body composition, and fitness. To learn more, complete the questionnaire at www.uab.edu/masters-trial (preferred) or call 205-934-6231.
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You may qualify for this study if you are age 65 and older and have never received a pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine. Ideal candidates for participation will need to be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are eligible to receive the clinically recommended pneumococcal vaccines. This study will help us better understand human immune responses after receiving FDA-approved Prevnar and Pneumovax pneumococcal vaccines. Compensation will be provided after qualified participants are enrolled. Spaces are limited. Please call 205-996-4099 for more information.
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We are inviting you to participate in the D.I.A.L. physical activity program for 12 weeks at no cost to you. What is it? Receive 12-weeks of physical activity information over the phone. Who can join? Any healthy adult age 21 or older and you do not have to currently be physically active to participate. Why be involved? Contribute to cancer prevention research and receive compensation for your involvement. Call 205-934-0504 to see if you qualify for the program.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is currently looking for Veterans of the Persian Gulf War to participate in our research studies.  If you are male, between the ages of 39-65, and were present in the Persian Gulf between 1990-August 1991, you may be eligible to participate in one of our new research studies.  Veterans with Gulf War Illness, healthy Gulf War Veterans, and individuals with Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are all needed. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 256.400.3631 or email GWI@uab.edu. You may also fill out our online screening questionnaire.
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You  may qualify to participate in a national 8-week research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication to treat patients with resistant hypertension. Are you 40-85 years old? Do you have high blood pressure? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams, laboratory tests, ABPM and ECG at no cost. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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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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Never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? Compensation provided. For more information, call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 975-4207.
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Healthy men and transgender people who have sex with other men ages 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for a clinical research study investigating a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody in preventing HIV. You cannot get HIV by participating in this study. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all who qualify. For more information please call 205-934-6777.
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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 at The Toddler Temperament Study: 975-3595, desnshep@uab.edu.
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 If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue 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, Stage III, or Stage IV cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 participants 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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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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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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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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