Clinical Trials

Are you a caregiver? Do you know someone that is a caregiver? Would you like to earn $20? If so, the Caring for Adults with Difficulties Study (CFAD) needs you! This study examines stressors of caregivers to aging adults, their social support networks, caregiving demands, and personal experiences. To be eligible, you must care for a family member or friend at least 5 hours per week. You must also complete a 45 minute survey online or over the phone. Please contact us by phone (205-975-9452) or email (mjfields@uab.edu). We look forward to your participation asa we are still recruiting participants!
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The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are seeking volunteers for a phase 1 HIV prevention study. This study tests the body’s immune system response to, a protein similar to what is found in HIV. The immune response prepares the body to recognize the same protein in HIV and fight the virus if a person is exposed to HIV in the future. Participants will be compensated over $750 for their efforts.

If you are interested, please call 205-934-6777 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
You can also fill out our contact form at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc/contact-us/
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If you are 18 or older with a BMI of 35 or greater, a history of calcium oxalate kidney stones, and are desiring to lose weight, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how weight loss might impact urinary oxalate and kidney stone risk. The study requires eating a study diet for 5 days with a one-day long visit both before and after weight loss, participating in a 14-week long weight loss program with the aid of Optifast VLCD® shakes, collecting 24-hr urines, blood samples, and stool samples. Participants will have the opportunity to be compensated up to $920 for participation in the program over the 6 -8-month participation time frame. They will also receive all Optifast products and study meals for free! For more information email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu
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Receive compensation and Free 20-Week Exercise Program.

Eligible enrolled participants will receive:
- Supervised exercise training at no cost
- Blood pressure medication at no cost
- Convenient parking at no cost
- Compensation for time

If you are interested, please call 205-996-3005 and mention The ACES Study or apply here -https://www.uab.edu/medicine/exercise/volunteer-clinical-trials/aces-trial.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Family and Community Medicine, is conducting a 12-month research study to test the effectiveness of a diabetes management intervention. If you have type 2 diabetes, are 18 years or older, and self-identify as Black or African American, you may be eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study.

For more information, please contact us at: 205-224-2567, or freedom@uabmc.edu, or fill out this pre-screening form and we will get in touch with you: https://redcap.link/freedom
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We are looking for individuals to participate in a study that looks at the relationship between endorphins in plasma and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated chronic pain. To participate in this study we are looking for people with or without HIV between the ages of 19 and 64 years old, free from serious medical conditions, and able to come to two testing sessions one week apart. Participants will receive up to $200 for completing the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please email ssochacki@uabmc.edu, jxjuncos@uabmc.edu, or call 205-934-6609. Leave a short message with your name, number and mention that you are interested in the Chronic Widespread Pain in HIV study.
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Gastric bypass surgery may increase the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones and having a bacterium in our intestines that degrade oxalate may reduce the risk of forming kidney stones. For this study, adult Volunteers ages 18-75 are needed to examine whether or not individuals with a history of bariatric surgery can be successfully colonized with Oxalobacter formigenes, a normal gut oxalate degrading bacterium, and if colonization results in a decrease in urinary oxalate excretion. This study involves consuming prepared meals of your choice over 2 days twice, a one-hour long visit to the Clinical Research Enterprise (CRE) and providing stool and urine samples. Compensation up to $420. For more information email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB. You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must have a BMI: 30-45 kg/m2), have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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The purpose of this research study is to better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19, and who is at greatest risk of having long-term effects. We will do this by studying people with, and without, a history of COVID-19 over several years. This is part of a nation-wide research initiative called RECOVER. If you are interested contact COVID-19research@uabmc.edu

This study will last up to four years and will involve doing in-person visits every 6 months and filling out an online questionnaire from home every 3 months. At the first study visit you will be asked a series of questions or fill out a questionnaire about who you are (such as age, sex, or race), medical conditions that may affect the chances of having long-term effects of COVID-19, whether you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and any symptoms you currently have. You will have a brief medical exam and we will also collect samples of your blood, saliva, stool, nasal swab and urine. Some participants will be invited for additional medical examinations and tests. You will be compensated.
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The Targeted Exercise for African Americans with Multiple Sclerosis (TEAAMS) study will examine whether a 16-week home-based, racially-tailored exercise training program can provide improvements in walking dysfunction, symptoms, and quality of life among Black/African Americans with MS who live in rural communities in the Southeastern US. Eligible participants must be 18-64 years old, diagnosed with MS, self-identify as Black or African American, and live in the Southeastern US. Participants will be compensated $90 for completing all study visits. Please contact Edson Flores at enrl@uic.edu or (833) 727-1887 for more information and to see if you qualify.
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Adult ages 40-80 are needed for a study about the anti-inflammatory effects of ensifentrine in patients with COPD. The study involves 7 visits in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $700. For more information, call 205-996-2727 or email Carrie at LungHealth@uabmc.edu.
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Help us find out by joining our study.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting an exciting research study, in collaboration with Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to investigate whether intermittent fasting or calorie restriction (i.e., losing weight) can improve health and slow the aging process.   

If you are randomly selected to do calorie restriction, you may lose weight by eating less. If you are randomly selected to do intermittent fasting, you will fast for 16 hours per day and eat dinner by 6 pm about 6 days per week (1 break day per week). We want you to be successful: the study provides intensive coaching and support to help you successfully lose weight or practice intermittent fasting.  

To qualify, you should: 

  • Be 25-45 years old  
  • Have a BMI between 22-30 Calculate your BMI here  
  • Be healthy 
  • Not currently taking any medications or supplements for chronic conditions 
  • Not smoke, vape, or use tobacco products currently or within the last 6 months 
  • Not currently participate in a regular program of heavy physical activity (e.g., jogging, running, or riding fast on a bicycle for 30 minutes or more per day)
The study involves collecting a medical history, body fat and bone scans, blood draws, urine collection, questionnaires, and other simple tests.  Participation in the study will last approximately 7 months.  Compensation of up to $850 is offered for the completion of this study. If you are interested in participating and think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 205-934-1457, or email dial@uab.edu.  

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You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to blood pressure. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Haley at 205-975-5825 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
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To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu. $200 Compensation will be provided.
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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 71-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat overweight and obesity. In this trial, participants will receive once daily oral semaglutide tablet or placebo along with diet and exercise counseling. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older and be overweight or obese without diabetes. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)975-8217 or mcr90@uab.edu.
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We are recruiting individuals ages 21-65 year old who drink alcohol to participate in a virtual reality study on pedestrian safety and alcohol consumption. If you are interested, call us for a 10-minute screening interview. If you are eligible, you will attend two visits that are between 1 to 5 hours for each, consume alcoholic beverages, and cross the street in a semi-immersive virtual environment, sometimes while texting on your phone. After drinking, you need to stay in the lab to detoxicate until it is safe for you to leave. You will be paid $60 in total for participation. If interested, contact Yixin at yixin922@uab.edu or (205) 934-4068.
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Adult Volunteers ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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Healthy individuals ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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The UAB Department of Dermatology is seeking people for a clinical study looking into ultraviolet light induced effects on the skin immune responses. This study may provide clues for the prevention of skin cancer. We are seeking 18-35 year old individuals, without a history of skin cancer, who are capable of being sunburned and who are not currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant the next 2 months. Participants may receive up to $500 in compensation. Please contact 205-801-8841 or UVstudy@uabmc.edu for more information.
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Do you have a loved one with agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia? Is their agitation becoming overwhelming? Examples of some easily identifiable agitated behaviors are: restlessness, screaming, shouting, throwing things, resistiveness, constant unwarranted requests for attention or help, pacing/aimless wandering, kicking, hitting others or self, pushing people, hurting self or others, tearing things or destroying property. In this study, researchers want to find out if an investigational drug called AVP-786 is safe and effective (useful) in managing agitation in adults with Alzheimer’s dementia, when compared to a placebo. If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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The Kids Low Vision and Reading (KLoVR) study aims to better understand reading ability among children with permanent vision impairment. We need to recruit children ages 6 to 16 with normal vision (glasses are ok) for a comparison group. Testing includes vision testing, reading tests and memory tests and lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. No eyedrops are used. Participants are compensated with a $100 gift card and free parking in the Callahan Eye Hospital parking deck. Please call the Clinical Research Coordinator, Caroline Durena, in the Center for Low Vision and Rehabilitation at (205)488-0788 for more infor‐ mation about the study and to see if you qualify. This study is funded by the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
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If you are currently pregnant, 18 or older, planning to deliver at UAB, and planning to breast feed, you may be eligible for our study. This study focuses on better understanding CMV, a common virus most people in the US are infected with by adulthood, its transmission through breast milk from mother to baby, and how the body protects itself from the virus. Participants will meet with study staff once a month for six months to collect non-invasive samples and answer a questionnaire. Samples collected include oral swabs from you and your baby, a small quantity of breast milk and a skin swab from you, and a urine and stool sample from your baby. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study visits and providing samples. Eligible participants may also qualify for additional sub-studies for additional compensation up to $800. For more information, please contact Amanda Rafferty at 205-975-3752 or email amrafferty@uabmc.edu.
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We are looking for current pessary users to trial a new investigational pessary, which may be more comfortable and easier to use than your current pessary. Participants will be asked to: Continue to wear your current pessary for 1 month Be willing to use a study pessary for 3 months Attend 1-2 visits (at no cost to you) in addition to your pessary usual care Participants will receive: $300 ($100 gift card given for each extra visit and then at the end of the study) For more information call 205-934-5498
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Participate in nationwide study to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms (referred to as long COVID or post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, also called PASC) or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection. We need COVID-19 survivors from the Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, areas. If you are over 18 years old, not pregnant, and would like to take part in UAB’s study, email COVIDResearch@uabmc.edu to find out more.
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August 08, 2022

Obese Adults Needed

Obese adults, age 25 to 45 years old, are needed to determine if the timing of salt intake affects blood pressure throughout the day. This study involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Alexis at aelambert@uabmc.edu or call (205) 582-7761 if you are interested in learning more about this study.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, is conducting a 52 week research study to look into how well semaglutide once weekly medicine works at different doses in people with type 2 diabetes and overweight Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.
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Are you a Female and Experience a Loss of Urine with Urge and Frequency? Do you have Overactive Bladder with Urinary Leakage? To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu. $200 Compensation will be provided.
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Do you have infrequent or irregular cycles? or Do you have excessive hair growth on your upper lip, chin, chest, abdomen, buttocks, or back? If you are between 18 and 35 years old, and answered YES to any of the questions above you may qualify for this study. Benefits: Free physical exam, labs and ovarian imaging, Receive up to $600 for complete participation in the study. Help to improve our understanding of women's health. For More information Please call (205) 934-0877 or email slangan@uabmc.edu
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Has your child been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? If so, he/she could be eligible to participate in a 6-month research study that is investigating whether changes in diet composition affect various health outcomes in adolescents with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. You will receive diet counseling and groceries at no cost. Compensation for participation will also be provided. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email alexlm@uabmc.edu or call 205-934-6299. Participants cannot be claustrophobic.
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If you are 19 or older and an exclusive vaper (meaning only vaping and no cigarette smoking) who lives with someone that does not vape, or a non-vaper who lives with an exclusive vaper, then you may qualify for this study. The person who vapes/does not vape can be your roommate, partner etc. Potential participants will be screened prior to enrollment to ensure they are eligible. Once enrolled, participants will blow into a spirometer, which will measure their lung function and answer questions on respiratory symptoms. If you are interested, please email at rvlab1665@gmail.com or provide your details via this link: https://uab.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ExuSQMcdg3AC8K and we will contact you. Thank you!
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Recovering from a stroke? Still have problems with confusion, slow thinking, or memory? If so, you may eligible to take part in a study testing a new form of cognitive training designed to improve how quickly you process information and perform daily activities. The study pays participants $20 per training session on average. The training program, which requires several visits to UAB, can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please call 205-934-9768 or email stacemc@uab.edu
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The UAB Youth Safety Lab is studying accidental injuries. We invite families with children ages 10, 11 or 12 who have experience with hunting or shooting to participate. The study involves 5 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires and children engage in a range of computer and laboratory tasks. Children will receive training in either firearms safety or nutrition and families will earn up to $550 for their participation, including $150 for each 2-hour visit and $50 for each 30-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a small toy prize at each visit. There are no medical or stressful 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 ajohn@uab.edu
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to blood pressure. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Haley at 205-975-5825 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
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Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, genesis@uabmc.edu or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
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We are looking for male or female adults (18-65) who have had an amputation at least 6 months ago. This study is designed in two Phases to assess the needs of the local amputee population and to determine the potential of a diet to reduce pain and increase quality of life in amputees. In Phase 1, eligible participants will be asked to complete a small packet of questionnaires examining quality of life and diet. In Phase 2, eligible participants with pain for at least 6 months will complete a week of baseline diet and pain data collection before being placed on a 6-week low-carbohydrate diet. During the diet intervention, daily food will be provided and participants will return for testing at 3 and 6 weeks. Participants will receive up to $50 for completing Phase 1 and $150 for completing Phase 2 of the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, or are taking certain medications. Please contact parade.study@gmail.com or call 205-234-1201. Leave a short message with your name, number, and mention that you are interested in the PARADE study.
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Are you a Female and Experience a Loss of Urine with Urge and Frequency? Do you have Overactive Bladder with Urinary Leakage? $200 Compensation will be provided. To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu.
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The UAB Department of Dermatology is seeking people for a clinical study looking into ultraviolet light induced effects on the skin immune responses. This study may provide clues for the prevention of skin cancer. We are seeking 18-35 year old individuals, without a history of skin cancer, who are capable of being sunburned and who are not currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant the next 2 months. Participants may receive up to $500 in compensation. Please contact 205-801-8841 or UVstudy@uabmc.edu for more information.
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If you are age 50 -75 years, you may be eligible for a study to examine the effect of salt in the diet on blood pressure. Participation includes 4 in-person visits over 1-month; spaced 1-week apart, during which blood draws and blood pressure measurements will occur. If you qualify, you will eat your usual diet for 7 days, then study-provided meals that follow a low- salt diet for 7-days, and your own meals with extra salt in the form of study-provided bullion packets for 7 days, with a visit scheduled at the end of each. The day before these visits you will collect urine for 24 hours and wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Study meals are provided at no cost to you, parking is provided, and additional compensation up to $350 is offered. Individuals with normal or treated and controlled high blood pressure, no food allergies, and who are not taking daily oral anti-inflammatory medicines (such as prednisone or ibuprofen) may be eligible for the study. For more information call 205-934-2024 or email kmhardy@uabmc.edu.
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You may be able to participate in this study if you: are 18 years of age or older, have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, MDD, have not adequately responded to at least 1 different antidepressant treatment, and are currently on an antidepressant treatment. Please leave a voice message at (205) 975-0068 or email candacegreen@uabmc.edu for more information.
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If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic is conducting a COVID-19 Vaccine Research Trial Located at UAB’s 1917 Clinic at Dewberry on 5th Ave, the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic is studying novel COVID-19 vaccines and how they can offer a broader range of protection against new variants. To qualify for this study you must be a generally healthy adult, 18 years or older, and have received a FULL series of COVID-19 Vaccination and a booster vaccination. Participation in this study will include 8-13 clinic visits. Study participants will receive COVID-19 variant vaccines. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested in participating in this study trial, or want more information on the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic, please visit us at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc
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The ExCITES-PD clinical trial at UAB is investigating the effects of exercise on sleep and cognition through participation in a supervised exercise program. Assessments: cognitive tests, sleep study, brain MRI, and 3x/week supervised exercise training sessions for up to 6 months. Compensation provided. To learn more, contact Corina Catiul: ccatiul@uabmc.edu, 205-975-9556 or Jennifer Pilkington: jlpilkington@uabmc.edu, 205-934-8352.
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Do you have High Blood Pressure? Help us find out what is the right time to take blood pressure medication. You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure and have no history of heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient visits, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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Healthy volunteers between the ages of 14 and 45 needed for research on psychosis spectrum disorders. Study procedures include: three MRI scan visits and two office visits over the course of 16 weeks, a clinical interview, memory, thinking, and concentration evaluations, and optional blood draws. Each of the five study visits will take approximately 3 hours. Compensation is up to $530. If interested please contact a member of our research staff at (205) 996-9813.
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Healthy volunteers between the ages of 19 and 45 needed for an MRI research study. Study procedures include a clinical interview, a one hour MRI scan, and a 30 minutes MRI scan. Compensation up to $110. If you are interested please call a member of our research staff at (205) 996-9813.
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Are you currently pregnant? If you are 14 to 39 years of age, less than 18 weeks pregnant, and planning to deliver at UAB, you may be eligible for our education based study. This study focuses on learning about healthy behaviors and how to make positive changes that could lead to a healthier pregnancy for both you and your baby. There are four study visits spread out over 13 weeks during pregnancy and one brief post-delivery visit where study staff visit participants in the post-partum unit. Participation includes a one-on-one education session, answering several questionnaires, and collecting lab work, including blood, mouth swabs & self-collected urine samples, and vaginal swabs. Also, three times during the study, participants are given a packet to collect two swabs at home and mail them in. Participants are compensated $230 for completing all study visits and specimens. For more information, please call Leslie Black at 205-919-5945, email PrPrepStudy@uabmc.edu, or text 408-214-0980.
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Researchers in the UAB School of Medicine are recruiting individuals 18 years and older who have drank alcohol in the past year. The study involves completing a brief online screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will complete a second set of questionnaires that lasts 90 minutes for which will receive $30. For more information about our study, please email us at trustlab@uabmc.edu
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We are seeking adult participants aged 60 and older. Participation includes a screening visit, cognitive testing, a fitness test, a sleep study, and a brain MRI. Time commitment: one week. PI: Amy Amara, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology Contact information: Jennifer Pilkington: jlpilkington@uabmc.edu; 205-934-8352 Corina Catiul: ccatiul@uabmc.edu; 205-975-9556
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Feel like you're missing out? If you are being treated for major depressive disorder (MDD) but still feel a lack or loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities, the TERPSIS Study, a clinical research study on an investigational medication for MDD, be of interest to you. The TERPSIS Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be eligible to participate. This study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no costs. Participants in the TERPSIS Study must: -Be 18 to 65 years of age -Have a clinical diagnosis of MDD -Be taking antidepressant medication(s) but still feeling a lack of interest in usually pleasurable activities -Fulfill other eligibility criteria For more information, please email kristinepike@uabmc.edu or call 205-975-8542.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study: If you are a healthy female, between age of 18-50, still having a regular menstrual cycle & you are NOT on hormonal birth control (birth control pills or shots (i.e. Depo shot) or IUD, like Mirena). And, if you are willing to undergo an endometrial biopsy procedure. Participants will be compensated total of $200. Only requires 2 visits. For information, call us at 205-934-5498 or email Stephanie Clevenger at slangan@uabmc.edu.
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Do you have pain in one or both of your knees on most days? If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We are seeking people between 45 and 85 years of age to participate in a study of brain and breathing treatments for arthritis pain. The study involves seven visits over a three-week period to the study center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where clinical tests and brain stimulation treatment will be done, along with brain scanning. Participants will receive $350 for completing the study. If you are interested, please call the PROACT Study at 205-934-9614.
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We are looking for individuals with prediabetes to participate in a 16-week weight loss program. Qualified participants will receive weekly group-based Zoom weight management classes with a health coach in addition to one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions on time-restricted eating or exercise counseling. Participants will also receive free lab work, fitness testing, body composition analysis, and weight/activity monitoring devices for the period of the study. To qualify for this study you should: 1) be aged 18-75, have BMI of 27, and 3) be willing to participate in weekly weight loss classes via Zoom and attend 3 in-person study visits at UAB Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic (60-90 minutes each). Compensation is $150. To get more information, please email Aseel El Zein at aelzein@uab.edu
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Researchers at University of Alabama-Birmingham seeking males and females ages 21 to 65 for study of alcohol’s effect on mood and attention. Earn between $20 and $200. Contact info: trustlab@uabmc.edu Phone: 205-975-7809
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CAN TAKING A CAPSULE BEFORE MEALS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? WEIGHT LOSS RESEARCH STUDY For OVERWEIGHT MEN and WOMEN At UAB The purpose of the CAPSULE research study is to test weight loss effect of a hydrogel capsule, an orally taken pill that may create a continuing sense of fullness. Qualified participants will receive dietary and activity counseling sessions, as well as medical exams, lab work, and weight monitoring in the research clinic and by telehealth. This study requires a twenty-eight-week commitment. To qualify for this study, you should: • Be 18 years or older • Have a BMI between 27 – 40 • Not have any other significant illness or disease • Have had previous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight • Smartphone user Compensation of up to $525 is offered for the completion of this study. To have more detailed information sent to you, please call (205) 996-2689 or send email to Sarah Ehrlicher at sehrlich@uab.edu
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We are looking for individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a home based exercise program for improving cardiometabolic health outcomes, such as body weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and cardiovascular fitness. To qualify you must have a confirmed diagnosis of SCI at the cervical or thoracic level (C7-T12, classified as A, B, C, or D on the AIS scale), be at least 3 years post-injury, aged 19-65 years old. Participants will exercise for 16-weeks from home using an arm crank cycle ergometer and will receive $300 for completing the study. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4114 or email at grdnfs@uab.edu

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Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Are you 18 years or older? Not currently taking Insulin ? Are you currently being treated with stable doses of daily or weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist, the treatment can be with or without any of the following anti-diabetic drugs with stable doses: Metformin, Sulfonylureasa , Meglitinides (glinides), DPP-4 inhibitors, Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors, Thiazolidinediones The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, is conducting a 52 week research study comparing the efficacy and safety of once weekly IcoSema and once weekly semaglutide, Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.

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This study is looking for individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a home based exercise program for improving cardiometabolic health outcomes. Qualified participants must be at least 3 years post-injury, between the ages of 19-65, and must have a confirmed diagnosis of SCI at the cervical or thoracic level (C7-T12, classified as A, B, C, or D on the AIS scale). Participants will exercise for 16-weeks from home using an arm crank cycle ergometer. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing the study. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact 205-996-4114 or email at grdnfs@uab.edu.
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Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Are you 18 years or older? Not currently taking Insulin? Are you currently being treated with stable doses of daily or weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist? This 52 week research study is seeking qualified participants to help compare the efficacy and safety of once weekly IcoSema and once weekly semaglutide. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. The treatment can be with or without any of the following anti-diabetic drugs with stable doses: Metformin, Sulfonylureasa , Meglitinides (glinides), DPP-4 inhibitors, Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors, and Thiazolidinediones. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact 205-996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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DAY or NIGHT when is the right time to take blood pressure medication?? Help us to find out by joining our study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient visits, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Women 18 years and older who are currently experiencing any vaginal symptoms are invited to participate in a research study evaluation a new diagnostic test for bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection. Please call the UAB Sexual Health Research Clinic at 205-934-8166. Compensation will be provided.
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements: • You are 18- to 35-years-old. • You are currently wearing glasses/contact lenses. • You know how to use soft contact lenses. • You have had an eye exam within the last 2 years This study includes four to six visits, which will happen over ten weeks. If eligible, you will be compensated $20 to $40/visit with a maximum of $140 for your participation in the study. If interested, please contact Keyur Savla at 205-212-0355 or ksavla@uab.edu for additional information.

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Do you have Urinary Leakage? If you are eligible (women 65 years or older), you will take part in a 12-week hip muscle exercise program, individualized sessions taught by a licensed physical therapist specialized in hip strength. The program offers 12 private sessions, alternating in-person and phone visits (a “home program”) Compensation will be provided. For more information, please call 205.934.5498.

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A clinical research study is now enrolling eligible adults. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of an investigational medication when it is used alone in people with TRD. You may be eligible to participate if you: • Are 18 years of age or older • Have been diagnosed with TRD • Have not adequately responded to at least 2 different antidepressant treatments If you are interested, additional eligibility criteria will be assessed by the study doctor or staff. The commitment for the study is about 24 weeks. Qualified patients may receive investigational study medication and some study-required medical care at no cost. For more information about this study, you may visit www.clinicaltrials.gov and search “54135419TRD4005” or contact Kristine at 205-975-8542 or kristinepike@uabmc.edu.

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A clinical research study is now enrolling eligible adults between the ages of 18-74 years of age. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medicine in people who have depression with sleep problems. Must have been diagnosed with depression, Have taken antidepressants in the past that did not work well for you and currently taking an antidepressant medication but still having symptoms of depression. Having difficulty falling asleep, or or do not feel rested the next day. If you are interested additional eligibility criterial will be assessed by the study doctor or staff. Qualified patients may receive study-related medical care and investigational study medication at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please contact Dana Green 205 975-6426

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Participants must be: • Ages 21 to 65 • Able to safely consume alcohol • In good physical and mental health Participant activities: Attend an initial 1-hour study appointment, and a second appointment lasting 1-11.5 hours. Incentives: $20 for Session 1. For Session 2, earn $20 per hour, between $20 and $200. Alcohol and Mood Study: trustlab@Uabmc.ed; 205-975-9943 / 205-977-8948
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We are recruiting 9th grade Black males for a new study that is focusing on film viewing and academic functioning. The project involves viewing 4 films and completing 3 surveys with the ability to make up to $70 dollars for participating. This study is designed to take place completely from the participant’s home. If you are interested in learning more email afis.uab@gmail.com or call/text at (205) 549-3416 for more information.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women 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, a 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood and urine samples. The meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu if you are interested.

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Overweight/Obese adult volunteers needed for study If you are between the ages of 18 -89 yrs and have a body mass index > 30 kg/m2 you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have high BMI have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu or kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu

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Adults with Type 2 Diabetes needed for a study If you are between the ages of 18 -89 yrs and have type 2 diabetes you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have diabetes have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Individuals who are obese, overweight, or normal weight are all welcome to the study. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information, call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu or kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.

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Do you experience urine leakage with a strong and sudden urge and you leak before reaching the toilet? You may be eligible to participate in this important study if you are female and 21 years of age or older, if you are experiencing urine leakage with the feeling of urgency, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.

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Do you experience accidental bowel leakage? You may qualify for a bowel leakage research study if you are female, 18 years or older, and have had accidental bowel leakage for at least 6 months. For more information contact 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.

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You may be eligible to participate in the UAB’s Cardiovascular Research Biobank (CARBON), a repository of biological samples that will be used for future research about heart disease, diabetes, genomics, and more. Participants must be over the age of 18. The study will require one brief visit to UAB and collection of blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please contact Nehal Vekariya at carbonstudy@uabmc.edu or 205-934-7173 if you are interested.

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Healthy Volunteers Needed If you are: • 18-50 years of age • Can read and write in English • Are generally healthy • And have no history of mental illness or psychiatric disorders

For more information and to determine eligibility, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8203. **Compensation is provided**

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The UAB Epilepsy Center is looking for participants aged 15 and older for a brain imaging study. Eligible individuals will have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) without co-morbid epilepsy. The study involves one visit at UAB Highlands Hospital and will last up to 2.5 hours. Participants will undergo a brain MRI, complete questionnaires, and provide a small amount of blood. You will be compensated $100 for completing the visit. If interested, please contact Dr. Christina Mueller at (205) 671-4355 or cm1@uab.edu.

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Are you interested in managing your weight? Men and women age 19-75 whose body mass index (BMI) range from 30-50 are needed for SWOP, a two-year study investigating the effects of daily self-weighing. Some participants will be asked to weigh themselves daily for two years using the study-provided scale that will pair with the participant's own smartphone. All participants will be asked to complete brief visits at UAB every 6 months (a total of five visits). Compensation provided. Participants must be under the care of a primary care doctor, have steady Wi-Fi at home, and live within 50 miles of UAB campus. Call 205-996-SWOP or email SWOP@uabmc.edu to find out if you qualify.
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Do you have pain in one or both of your knees on most days? If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We are seeking people between 45 and 85 years of age to participate in a study of brain and breathing treatments for arthritis pain. The study involves seven visits over a three-week period to the study center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where clinical tests and brain stimulation treatment will be done, along with brain scanning. Participants will receive $350 for completing the study. If you are interested, please call the PROACT Study at 205-934-9614.

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Are you a Female and Experience a Loss of Urine with Urge and Frequency? Do you have Overactive Bladder with Urinary Leakage? Compensation will be provided. To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu.

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Are you struggling with Opioid addiction? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at UAB that focuses on biomarkers in people with opioid addiction. The study includes 1 visit and takes up to 2 hours to complete. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8336. You will be compensated $20 for your time and efforts.
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Healthy women needed for a research study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study: If you are female between age of 18-45, If you a healthy and still having a regular menstrual cycle, And, if you are willing to undergo an endometrial biopsy procedure. Participants will be compensated total of $200. Only requires 2 visits. For information, call us at 205-934-5498 or email Stephanie Clevenger at slangan@uabmc.edu.
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Are you 18 years old or older? Have you drank alcohol in the past year? Researchers in the UAB School of Medicine are recruiting individuals 18 years and older who have drank alcohol in the past year. The study involves completing a brief online screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will complete a second set of questionnaires that lasts 90 minutes for which will receive $30. For more information about our study, call our research staff at 205-934-2851 or email us at arshnoorgrewal@uabmc.edu.
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You may be eligible to take part in this study if you have previously had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or brain attack (stroke) or have been diagnosed with poor circulation. If you have reduced kidney function or if you have inflammation in your blood vessels ? The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting a 4 year research study to look if an investigational medicine ,called ‘ziltivekimab’ can be used to treat people with cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and inflammation. Qualified participants will receive study drug at no cost and may be compensated for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.
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Are you 18 or older and currently in treatment for alcohol or substance use disorder? Researchers in the UAB School of Medicine are recruiting individuals 18 years and older who have drank alcohol in the past year. The study involves completing two surveys online, one screening and one questionnaire, which will take 90 minutes to complete. Each participant will receive $30 for completing all the surveys. For more information about our study, call the research staff at 205-934-2851.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. To participate, please contact Nehal at 205-934-7173 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview and 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 multiple sclerosis have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Chloe Jones at chloej@uab.edu or 205-434-1502, and leave your name and phone number.
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Clinical trial evaluating a novel, non-invasive radiation treatment for ventricular tachycardia refractory to medication and catheter ablation The UAB Departments of Radiation Oncology and Cardiology are looking for patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) not controlled by medications and catheter ablation. The trial will allow patients suffering from VT despite standard of care regimens to undergo non-invasive cardiac radioablation (CRA; a type of stereotactic body radiotherapy) to the area of the heart responsible for their symptoms. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is delivered with a device called the linear accelerator, which is primarily used to treat patients with cancer. UAB is one of the first centers in the U.S. to obtain a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption for use of the linear accelerator in this capacity on a phase I/II trial. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a center which pioneered this promising technique in the U.S. For more information on the RAD 1901 trial, please contact Adelyn Gillon, clinical research coordinator, at 205.975.3019 or agillon@uabmc.edu" contenteditable="false">agillon@uabmc.edu.
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November 23, 2021

Asthma clinical trial

If you have asthma, are at least 18 years of age, in the Los Angeles Region, (California) haven’t had oral steroids in at least 4 weeks, and are willing to donate 30 mL of blood, equivalent to two tablespoons, please contact Racheal Ogbebor at email Rachealogbebor@gmail.com.
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Rural Research Participants Needed FSU College of Nursing invites individuals with heart failure and their care partners who live in rural areas to participate in a research project under the direction of Lucinda J. Graven, Ph.D., APRN. Care teams will partner with a registered nurse to manage daily challenges related to heart failure self-care by telephone. Compensation up to $200 per care team who complete the telehealth program. Please contact Joan Grant Keltner, Ph.D., RN at (205) 934-6527 or grantj@uab.edu. For more information, you may also use: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IPqQs7MAPmuHpH.
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The purpose of the study is to understand the experience of living with COPD and HIV. Only 1 visit with 1 hour interview is required. To qualify, participants must be 50 years of age or older and diagnosed with COPD and HIV for at least 1 year. Eligible volunteers will be compensated $50 for a visit. For more information and to check your eligibility to join, please contact (205) 934-5482 or e-mail junbyun@uab.edu.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at UAB is looking for women with Fibromyalgia. Participants will come to UAB for a 2-hour screening visit and a 9-hour (all-day) study session. During the study session, we will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and markers of immune activity. You will provide blood samples and undergo brain imaging before and after the immune activation procedure. You will be paid $650 for completing both visits. Participants must be: currently suffering from moderate to severe Fibromyalgia, or be a healthy female and ages 18-55, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, without significant other medical conditions such as heart disease, not using any opioid medication, for example, Norco, Tramadol, Percocet. To participate, contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or e-mail ijordan@uab.edu.
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Participants between the ages of 65-89, and individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease between the ages of 45-89 are needed for a research study on walking. This study is being done to assess how well individuals can modify walking patterns. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study will span a single study visit, with a total time commitment of 3 hours. You will be compensated for your time. Contact Christopher Hurt at cphurt@uab.edu or  at 205-934-8517, if you are interested.
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Do you have a loved one with agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia? Is their agitation becoming overwhelming? Examples of some easily identifiable agitated behaviors are: restlessness, screaming, shouting, throwing things, resistiveness, constant unwarranted requests for attention or help, pacing/aimless wandering, kicking, hitting others or self, pushing people, hurting self or others, tearing things or destroying property. In this study, researchers want to find out if an investigational drug called AVP-786 is safe and effective (useful) in managing agitation in adults with Alzheimer’s dementia, when compared to a placebo. If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.

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We are enrolling opioid users without a history of psychosis, endocrine diseases, inflammatory diseases, or autoimmune diseases. If you meet these criteria you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Compensation provided up to $20. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-8336.
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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 Nehal Vekariya at nvekariya@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at nvekariya@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at UAB is looking for women with Fibromyalgia, and women who are healthy and without pain. Participants will come to UAB for a 2-hour screening visit and a 9-hour (all-day) study session. During the study session, we will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and markers of immune activity. You will provide blood samples and undergo brain imaging before and after the immune activation procedure. You will be paid $650 for completing both visits. Participants must be: currently suffering from moderate to severe Fibromyalgia, or be a healthy female and ages 18-55, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, without significant other medical conditions such as heart disease, not using any opioid medication, for example, Norco, Tramadol, Percocet. To participate, please contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or e-mail ijordan@uab.edu.
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