Clinical Trials

Volunteers needed for exercise and blood pressure study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of exercise and Metoprolol, a blood pressure pill, on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Vibhu Parcha at vparcha@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 exercising, taking sacubitril/valsartan or valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Meal Timing Study. We are looking for adults for an exciting research study to see whether meal timing can improve your blood sugar and your overall health. Participants will be randomly selected to either graze throughout the day, skip breakfast, or skip dinner for 8 weeks. You may be eligible if you are 30-70 years old, are overweight, are not taking diabetes medication, and wake up between 5:00 and 8:00 am regularly. Adults with prediabetes, blood sugar issues, or a family history of diabetes are encouraged to apply. This study involves two overnight tests in our clinic plus eating only food that we provide you. Participants will receive $1200 for completing the study and 8 weeks of meals, valued at a total of $2400. If you are interested, please visit https://bit.ly/mealtimingstudy to apply for the study. Or for more information, please contact Kimberly Armstead at mealtiming@uab.edu or (205) 484-5633.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women ages 18-55 who have symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS, for a 1.5 hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images, MRI, of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Indonesia Jordan at 205-289-8748, or email ijordan@uab.edu with your name and phone number.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women ages 18-55 who have symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS, for a 1.5 hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images, MRI, of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Indonesia Jordan at 205-289-8748, or email ijordan@uab.edu with your name and phone number.
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The purpose of this study is to help research scientists and physicians gain a better understanding of how the brain works as well as understand why some people respond well to drug treatment for mental disorders and why others do not. Participation involves 5 study visits over the course of 16 weeks with MRI scans of the brain, questionnaires and assessments related to daily and psychiatric functioning, and an optional blood sample. You will be compensated up to $400 for your participation. For more information and to see if you qualify please contact Lindsay McCormick at (205) 996-9813 or lkmccormick@uabmc.edu
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Healthy and obese African American adults ages 25 to 45 years old are needed to study the effect of the time of day of salt intake on changes in blood pressure during the day. You will not be able to participate if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or use certain medications. Involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Compensation provided. Contact Alex at 205-975-9743 or alexlm@uabmc.edu .
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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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Researchers in the School of Medicine are recruiting smokers 18 years or older and under criminal justice supervision who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day to participate in a smoking cessation study. The study is 9 months long and consists of 10 study appointments. You will only come to our office for the first study appointment that lasts 2-3 hours. The remaining 9 appointments will be completed over the phone and by email or text message with study staff and will last between 30-60 minutes each. Eligible participants receive 4 weekly smoking cessation counseling sessions and 12 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy medication (patches and lozenges) to use during the study. You can receive up to $440 for completing all 10 study visits plus a couple of incentive programs. You will be paid using UAB ClinCard, which is like a debit card that is loaded with your study payment after each study appointment is completed. For more information about our study, please call our research staff at 205-207-1586.
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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 $80. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-8336.
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The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health (REACH) Lab is looking for children between the ages of 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in a study. Your participation will help us understand the differences between children with and without overweight/obesity and help to improve future treatment of pediatric overweight/obesity. Children and parents who are eligible to participate will be scheduled for a one-time, three-hour appointment at Children’s of Alabama, where they will complete computer activities, body measurements, paper surveys, and blood labs. You will be paid $300 for your participation and any on-site parking fees will be waived. For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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The information learned from this research may contribute towards the development of effective methods to treat and prevent infection. We are looking for people age 18 or older who tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered from their symptoms. If enrolled, you may be asked to provide blood, nose swabs, saliva, and/or sputum samples. You will be compensated for your time. Please call (205) 996-4099 or email avrc@uabmc.edu for more information.
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If so, you could be eligible to participate in a new research study that aims to better understand the role of the immune system in fibromyalgia. 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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Need participants for an asthma study: If you have asthma, are at least 18 years of age, 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 Dr. Prescott Atkinson at 205-999-7688 or email patkinson@peds.uab.edu
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Seeking participants for the effects of mood on attention study. Must be age 21 or older. Must be in good health. Attend one session and earn between $10 and $30. For more information please contact: Mood Study Researchers 205-975-7809 or Caitlin Clevenger, PhD 205-996-2452.
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You could be eligible to participate in a new research study that aims to better understand the role of the immune system in fibromyalgia. The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently looking for healthy women. We will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on symptoms and markers of immune activity. Participants must be healthy, female and aged 45-55, not pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant, without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease, and not using any opioid medication. To find out more about this study, contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or ijordan@uab.edu. For further information regarding questions, concerns, or complaints about research, research-related injury, and questions about the rights of research participants, please call 1-866-860-3411.
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February 26, 2020

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Researchers at UAB are recruiting vape users to study naturally occurring psychological States. Participants do not have to want to quit to participate. You will have the opportunity to be compensated more than $210 for your participation. For more information please call our research staff at (205) 996-0323.
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UAB is currently offering a no-cost research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call UAB at (205) 975-7721.
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BAPS is a new Breast Cancer Recovery study opening at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of our focus on healthy recovery from cancer and its treatment, we try to offer programs that will support women in their recovery. We are studying a new program that is designed to help women find ways to be active and productive in all areas of life including managing work and employment, taking care of their home and family, and doing healthy activities such as exercise, leisure, hobbies, and socializing. The 9-session program happens over the telephone, at times that are convenient for you. If you would like to learn more about the study, please call 205-934-5277
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We are looking for adults with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of whole fruit can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. You may be eligible if you are 20-65 years old, overweight (BMI 27-45), diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years, and are not taking insulin. Participants will be provided with meals for 12 weeks, a high-speed Vita-Mix blender, and $1,375 for completing the study. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking only highly motivated and dedicated participants. If you are interested, please complete the brief electronic form at http://bit.ly/fruit_study. For more information, please contact Cody Hanick at chanick@uab.edu or (205) 484-5633.

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This study is evaluating the usefulness of a new measure in adults with multiple sclerosis and how sleep impacts MS-specific symptoms and outcomes, such as physical and cognitive function. The study will involve three testing sessions across three weeks and you will receive $25 for each 90-minute testing session. If you're interested in more information, contact Katie by email enrl@uabmc.edu or phone at (205) 975-1306.
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are conducting a study to investigate the effects of a supplement on fat content in the blood after a meal. If you are between the ages of 25-45, male, and overweight, you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves 3 study visits, consuming a supplement and meal, and acquiring measures related to body composition and other aspects of health. For more information please call (334) 750-9398 or email rushingk@uab.edu.
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Adult Volunteers Healthy adults ages 18 to 45 years old are needed to study the effect of supplemental phosphorus on the human metabolome. You will not be able to participate if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or use chronic antacids or laxatives. Involves 4 visits (30 minutes each) over 6 weeks. Compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or alexlm@uab.edu
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If you are 18-60 years old, have a BMI greater than or equal to 27 and do not have a history of binge-eating disorder, you may be eligible to participate. If eligible, you will receive up to $60 in compensation. This is a 4-visit, IRB-approved study sponsored by the UAB Department of Psychology, investigating a lifestyle weight-loss method that does not use dieting, exercise or active drugs. For more information, please call 205-598-7451.
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Researchers at the UAB are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition and other outcomes related to the risk of certain diseases. If you are age 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information please call 205-975-4113.
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We are recruiting new moms who have had a baby within the past 6 to 10 weeks for PLUS –The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium. The study involves completing a survey, two bladder diaries and one clinic visit at The Kirklin Clinic. There is no cost for your participation and parking tickets for Kirklin Clinic will be validated. If eligible, you may receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, call 205-975-9959.
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The purpose of the Feed Me Study is to examine the naturally occurring bacteria in the gut of women and the impact these bacteria may have on weight loss. We are looking for women who are non-Hispanic black or non-Hispanic white. Generally healthy ages 19-65 and currently overweight. Participation involves eating study-provided meals only for 4 weeks, completing questionnaires, basic body measurements, and providing stool and blood samples. Meals provided at no cost to the participant and additional compensation is available. Contact the Feed Me Study at 205-934-1715 to learn more.
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The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health, REACH Lab is looking for children with overweight/obesity ages 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in an acceptance-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity. The treatment will consist of 1.5 hour weekly evening group meetings for 4.5 months. Treatment will incorporate changes in diet and physical activity through educational, interactive sessions on living a healthy lifestyle and behavioral support for reaching goals. Compensation up to $90. For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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We are looking for adolescents ages 10 to 21 years old, who are physically healthy and have no history of mental illness to participate in a research study on depression and suicide. This study can be completed in one 2-hour visit and you can receive up to $75 compensation. To determine if you're eligible for this study, please call Kristine at 205-975-8542.
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We want to pay people who identify as African Americans to help us see if stress and other lifestyle factors can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations and might be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves two visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI at UAB Highlands Hospital. A check of $75 will be mailed to you at the end of the study. For more information, visit: http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/participate.html or leave a voice message at 205-348-2808.
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UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in adults with type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, for less than 5 years. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 35-65, are African American or European American, are not using insulin, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-934-4386 or email LLG@uab.edu.
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If you have major depressive disorder (MDD) and are in a current depressive episode, we invite you to learn about a research study of an investigational drug that is taken with your current antidepressant medication. In this study, researchers will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug as an add on therapy to your current antidepressant medication. To prequalify for this study you must be 18 to 65 years of age, have been diagnosed with recurrent MDD, be in a current major depressive episode for at least the last 8 weeks, and not experiencing a satisfactory improvement in your symptoms of depression with your current treatment. All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please contact (205) 934-2484
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Have you never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requiring a one-time blood draw. Compensation will be provided. For more information please contact (205) 934-2484.
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Our research team is currently conducting a clinical research study in women who have had recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). You must be 18-50 years old. Eligible participants will have multiple visits and will be compensated up to $250 upon completion of the study. To learn more about the study please call: (205) 934-8166
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The ROME study is designed to discover how exercise affects the gut microbiome and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. This study includes 10 weeks of supervised, individual exercise sessions with exercise specialists. The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 70 with a history of stage I, II or III breast cancer within the last five years. For more information, contact the Cancer Lifestyle Team at (205) 934-8821 or email moveforward@uab.edu. All information is confidential and participation is free.
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Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity and be part of a national movement to discover exercise. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who have been cycling or weight lifting regularly for at least a year and have no history of diabetes or heart disease.  You will receive up to $1500 compensation for your time. If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please call 205-996-3569 or email motrpac@uab.edu.
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Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who do not exercise regularly to participate in our MoTrPAC research study.  You will receive up to $1500 compensation for your time. If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please call 205-996-3569 or email us at motrpac@uab.edu.
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Food Study Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to the risk of certain diseases. If you are between the ages of 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition, and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information call: 205-975-4113. Enrollment is limited.
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The wisdom Study wants to apply modern medical science to breast cancer screening by determining if personalized screening is better than annual mammography and learning how to improve detection while reducing over-diagnosis and false-positive readings. Women ages 40-74, with no history of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), are asked to join. Participation can mostly be done from home, and there are no additional medical visits outside routine visits required. Please register at www.wisdomstudy.org
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You may qualify for a non-invasive, in-home exercise study for bowel leakage. To qualify you must be female and 18 years of age or older. If you are interested please call 205-934.5498. Compensation provided.
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Postmenopausal women 55 years of age or older with vaginal atrophy needed. Participants must be willing to use vaginal estrogen cream for 8 weeks. If you are eligible, your participation will involve 2 visits to our clinic over an 8 week period. A physical examination will take place at the first visit and then again after 8 weeks. Participants will receive compensation up to $150 for completing the study as requested. For more information please call 205-996-7372. Or you can email us at kpnorris@uabmc.edu
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Healthy individuals ages 13 to 19 needed for brain imaging (MRI) study. The study includes two 2-hour sessions, one of which will include a 1-hour MRI scan. Participants will also complete questionnaires and cognitive tests. Compensation: $75. Contact: Cognition, Brain and Autism Lab PEERS study at (205) 996-9368.
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The Department of Neurology is seeking healthy controls for its Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Parkinson Disease. Enrollment involves 2 visits over a 3-6 week period. For more information please contact Allen Joop at 205-934-5954.
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Researchers from the UAB Epilepsy Center are looking for healthy adults to participate in an NIH funded research study using brain imaging. Participants who are 18 years or older, speak English as the primary language, in good general health with no history of neurological or psychiatric illness are needed. The study involves 1-2 visits to UAB Hospital Highlands and 1 visit to Auburn University. Financial compensation of $300 plus mileage to travel to Auburn will be provided. For more information please contact: 205-975-7851
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UAB is currently offering a no-cost research treatment program. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. For more information, please call the UAB School of Public Health at: 205-975-7721
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Looking for individuals between the ages of 18-70 with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson disease, or multiple sclerosis to participate in Movement-to-Music (M2M), a rhythmic-based exercise program at Lakeshore Foundation. You may be eligible if you have stable cardiovascular conditions and have not participated in a similar research study in the past 6 months. Compensation provided. To learn more about this opportunity and if you are eligible, please call Lori Theriot (205) 313 - 7455 or email m2mstudy@uab.edu
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This research study will be investigating how adults detect lies. The study will involve one 3-hour visit to the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory where subjects will complete cognitive tests and watch and rate videotaped interviews. Subjects will be compensated $40 for their time. Participants must be native English speakers and between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. If interested, call the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory at (205) 934-0971 or email cbralab@uab.edu
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Volunteers needed for exercise and blood pressure study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of exercise and Metoprolol, a blood pressure pill, on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Vibhu Parcha at drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about 24-hour rhythm of a protein in your blood. This protein is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men or women, African American or Caucasian and have no history of diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood samples and urine samples. Participants will be compensated and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
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Is your child in good health without Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Thyroid dysfunction, Autoimmune diseases, Moderate to Severe Intellectual disability, or Taking medications affecting? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at UAB. Compensation up to $140 for two visits, each visit lasting 5 hours. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at Call 205-975-4207
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Are you 19-65 years of age and in good physical health? With a good childhood, without Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Compensation provided up to $120. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 934-8336
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The UAB Transportation Research and Injury Prevention (TRIP) laboratory is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining driving behaviors in adolescents and young adults with autism and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Participants must be 16-30 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be a healthy volunteer or have one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD/ADHD comorbid. Participants can earn up to $200 for participation. Interested participants should contact 205-975-9440 or visit triplaboratory.com to inquire about the “Transit” study.
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The purpose of this Phase II adaptive study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of PF006730512 following multiple intravenous infusion in adult subjects with primary FSGS. You may qualify if you are a male or female ages 18-65, with an eGFR >45, a UPCR >1.5 g/g, also a non-responder to a single treatment regimen for FSGS, considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are a non-responder to a single treatment regimen, or considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are naïve to other Immunosuppressant treatment regimens for FSGS. Must discontinue steroid treatment or tapered down to a stable prednisone dose 7.5 mg per day or other steroid equivalents to achieve a stable dose before the lead-in period. Participants must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, must comply with birth control regimen or have proof of postmenopausal status. If you are interested please contact Teresa Chacana at (205) 934-7649
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The nefIgArd clinical research study is for patients diagnosed with primary IgA Nephropathy, IgAN, who are at risk of developing end-stage kidney disease even though they are taking medication to preserve kidney function. IgAN, also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease where the antibody called immunoglobulin A, IgA, embeds itself into the kidneys. This causes inflammation, which can affect the kidney’s ability to filter the blood. Some cases of IgAN progress slowly without symptoms or go into remission, while others lead to end-stage kidney failure. Currently, there are no drugs approved specifically to treat IgAN. The purpose of the nefIgArd study is to look at the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of the study drug Nefecon compared to placebo in patients with IgAN, who are at risk of progressing to end-stage kidney disease To learn more about study participation, contact: Ciara Mitchell at 205-975-9491.
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting for studies that examine the effects of Virtual Reality Walking on SCI pain experience. Participants receive between $350 to $400 dollars for study participation. Transportation is reimbursed. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and have complete paraplegic injury. If you are interested, call the Virtual Reality Walking Study at Dr. Trost’s Research Lab for more information. (205) 934 - 9040
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The Cognition, Brain, & Autism Lab is recruiting participants for a research study on reading comprehension at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This study observes how children’s brains respond when they read and understand words and sentences, using a series of paper-pencil tests and a type of scan called functional magnetic resonance imaging also known as fMRI. We are recruiting children and adolescents between the ages of 7-13 diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with reading comprehension difficulties, and typically developing children. Your child may be eligible for a free language intervention. Participants must be native English speakers and right-handed. Participants cannot be claustrophobic or have braces. If you are interested in participating, contact Maria Martino at (205)202-0616 or mmartino@uab.edu
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You may qualify to participate in an active-control treatment study of the efficacy and safety of Sparsentan, funded by Retrophin Incorporated. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 19 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact Laura Latta via phone number 205-975-8638 or email at Alatta@uabmc.edu.
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You may qualify to participate in an observational research study, funded by the National Institute of Health. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 18 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy in the last 5 years confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please visit https://curegn.org/ or contact Courtany Grammer via email at courtanygrammer@uabmc.edu.
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If you have been diagnosed with Fabry DIsease and wish to participate in or receive information about the 6 ongoing Fabry disease studies, please contact research nurse coordinator Chrissy Singleton, RN at 975-2935
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Women are needed for a study examining how naturally occurring bacteria in the gut may impact weight loss. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 weeks, completing questionnaires, providing basic body measurements, and providing stool and occasional blood samples. Meals are provided at no cost and additional compensation is available. Eligible participants must be generally healthy African American or Caucasian women, age 30-50, currently overweight, and not currently pregnant or nursing. For more information contact the FEED ME Study at 205-934-1715.
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You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must: Be between the ages of 19 and 65 Not on Dialysis Have moderate stage of kidney disease with 26%-60% function. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology at 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi salammadi@uabmc.edu
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to the risk of certain diseases. If you are between the ages of 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition, and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information please call (205)-975-4113
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Postmenopausal women 55 years of age or older with vaginal atrophy needed. Participants must be willing to use vaginal estrogen cream for 8 weeks. If you are eligible, your participation will involve 2 visits to our clinic over an 8 week period. A physical examination will take place at the first visit and then again after 8 weeks. Participants will receive compensation up to $150 for completing the study as requested. For more information please call 205-996-7372. Or you can email us at kpnorris@uabmc.edu
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We are seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes for a weight loss research study looking at the role of dietary protein in weight loss and the remission of type 2 diabetes. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in a 16 week State of Slim group weight loss program and a 36 week State of Slim Next Steps weight loss maintenance program, with body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will receive monetary stipends of $300 to reimburse for time and travel to study classes and study visits. You may qualify for this weight loss research study if you are nonvegetarian, 18 years of age or older, has Type 2 Diabetes diagnosed within the last 6 years, are overweight or obese with a BMI greater than or equal to 27. Must be willing to participate in weekly group weight loss classes for 16 weeks, bi-weekly weight loss maintenance classes for 36 weeks, and attend four study visits over 12 months at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Also is willing to regularly consume lean red meat or not consume any red meats. Please call (205)873-8241 or email cwyoder@uab.edu if you are interested.
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The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health (REACH) Lab is looking for children between the ages of 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in a study. Your participation will help us understand the differences between children with and without overweight/obesity and help to improve future treatment of pediatric overweight/obesity. Children and parents who are eligible to participate will be scheduled for a one-time, three-hour appointment at Children’s of Alabama, where they will complete computer activities, body measurements, paper surveys, and blood labs. You will be paid $60 for your participation and any on-site parking fees will be waived. For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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Sometimes people can experience the symptoms of depression even while on antidepressants. If you take medication for depression but have still experienced symptoms for at least 8 weeks, you may qualify for a research study testing the effectiveness of an add-on investigational therapy. Everyone qualified for this study will be seen by a doctor and receive all study-related medications, care and tests at no cost. Reimbursement for travel may be available. To learn more about this study please contact (205)-934-2484 or Sam Irvin (205)-975-6426
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If so, you may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center for people with Parkinson's and difficulty controlling their bladder. To be eligible for evaluation you must be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have unintentional urine leakage. Contact Ashley Gilmore at 205-933-8101 ext 4418 or 5637 for more information.
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UAB Eye Care researchers are looking for healthy, nearsighted children between the ages of 5-12 to participate in a study. The study is being done to see if low-dose eye drops of a drug called atropine can help prevent nearsightedness from getting worse. Participants will be randomized to either 0.01% atropine eye drops or placebo eye drops. Participants will use the study eye drop in each eye nightly for two years. Then, there will be 6-months of no eye drops. Study visits start with an enrollment visit and a randomization visit. Then, participants will see their study doctor every 6 months for about 2.5 years. Each visit will be about 1 to 1.5 hours. Study visits are no-cost, and participants are compensated for their time. Glasses may also be provided by the study. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call Jenifer Montejo at 205-996-0203 or send an email to Dr. Kathy Weise at kweise@uab.edu.
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 Women ages 18 and older needed for a study of a new investigational treatment for vaginal yeast infection. To qualify you must have an untreated yeast infection at the time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Reimbursement is available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $150.00. For more information call Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
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The School of Health Professions department of physical therapy is conducting a research study on muscle development in the legs of children. Strength test will be performed, such as jumping and running, and bone density will be tested through ultrasound. All testing is free. Participants will be compensated up to $50, and parking will be covered. If your child can walk or run without the aid of an assistive device and did not suffer a fracture in the past year, your child may qualify. The total time commitment is approximately 4 hours spread over 2 days separated by a minimum of 5 days. For more information, please contact: Harsh Singh at hsingh@uab.edu or call 205-996-1413 or 205-996-1414.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women with fibromyalgia ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview two visits to UAB hospital, one screening visit including blood draws, and one imaging visit, during which we will acquire Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. PET imaging involves exposure to a small amount of radiation. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $400 for completing the study. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with fibromyalgia have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Jessia Ryan at jessa94@uab.edu or P: 205-538-1709, and leave your name and phone number.
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Adults ages 65-84 years old or individuals with Parkinson’s disease ages 45-84 needed for a research study on balance and mobility. This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks. The first task involves walking at a range of speeds. The second task involves responding to disturbances to balance while standing. If you qualify, your participation in the study sessions will require two visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 975-3592 if you are interested.”
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The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study to understand parental reactions to a child’s sexual identity disclosure. Participants will complete surveys as well as an interview. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may be eligible to participate if you are a biological parent with a child who is openly or suspected to be LGBT. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us better understand parent reactions to disclosure events!
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ABCs of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
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Do you have kidney disease? You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health, on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must 1) Be age 19-65,  2) Not be on dialysis, 3) Have a moderate stage of kidney disease (25-60% function). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi at salammadi@uabmc.edu
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Do you have Treatment-Resistant Depression? Have you tried at least one antidepressant with no relief from your depressive symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18-65? Are you interested in participating in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new study drug? If yes, then please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time.
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The UAB Transportation Research and Injury Prevention (TRIP) laboratory is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining driving behaviors in adolescents and young adults with autism and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Participants must be 16-30 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be a healthy volunteer or have one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD/ADHD comorbid. Participants can earn up to $200 for participation. Interested participants should contact 205-975-9440 or visit triplaboratory.com to inquire about the “Transit” study.
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The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study on parent-teen communication. Participants will: complete surveys, play a game, and discuss videos. Compensated will be provided. You and your teen may be eligible to participate if your child is between the ages of 13 and 15. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us learn more about parent-teen communication!
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently recruiting men between the ages of 39-65 with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a research study. This study combines the use of multiple questionnaires and blood draws to learn more about chronic pain and fatigue. Participation includes a screening visit and twice-weekly blood draw visits over a 12-13 week period. Participants earn up to $750 for the completion of this study. If you are interested, please call 205-530-3796, email GWI@uab.edu, or visit www.uab.edu/gwi.
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Healthy female UAB students ages 18-29 needed for a single visit for a study of how common chlamydia is. Requires blood, urine, and self-collected vaginal swab – reimbursed with $30 Visa gift card. Call 934-8166.

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

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

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

Come join our PHITE club

Are you ages 18–27 and in overall good health? You may qualify for the PHITE study. PHITE is a randomized exercise dose response trial to better understand how exercise induces health benefits. Participants receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers, valuable information about their health, and up to $1000 compensation for their time. Direct questions to phite@uab.edu or 205-996-0855.

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Study looks at the safety and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of osteoporosis in men. Looking for men ages 40-80 who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. If interested please call Stephanie Biggers, 205-934-1444, or Josh Melnick, 205-975-0583, for more information.
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Are you ages 15-18? Call us at 205-975-9440 to see if you will be eligible for this study. If eligible, you may receive up to $560 cash for your participation.
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Do you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 5-year research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat cardiovascular (CV) disease. To qualify, you must be >45 years old and moderately overweight. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and compensation for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015.
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If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical study. Women ages 18 or older who have both urinary leakage with a strong urge to go and accidental bowel leakage who are electing medical treatment for urgency urinary incontinence wanted. No inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer or serious neurologic condition; not pregnant or planning to become pregnant. For additional information or to see if you may qualify, please contact Dr. Lindsay Kissane, 205-996-0916
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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in Type 2 diabetes. You may qualify if you are ages 35-65, are African American or European American, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past 5 years, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-934-4386 or email LLG@uab.edu.
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Participants needed for the ACES Trial - Antihypertensives Combined with Exercise for Seniors with Hypertension. This is a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to determine if choice of antihypertensive medication influences changes in functional status and other cardiovascular risk factors among older persons with hypertension. Sedentary men and women > 60 years of age with functional limitations and hypertension will be recruited from two sites to participate in a longitudinal intervention trial. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three first-line antihypertensive agents and participate in a structured aerobic exercise intervention. This study is expected to differentiate beneficial effects of three FDA-approved antihypertensive medications on established and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in a clinically-relevant population. For more information, call 205-996-3005 or apply online.
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UAB researchers are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to risk of certain diseases. If you are ages 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information call: 205-975-4113 Enrollment is limited!
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Is your child in good health without: diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, mental illness or taking medications affecting weight. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. Compensation up to $80 for one visit! For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8336
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