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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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 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.  

www.pbrc.edu\dialhealthuab 
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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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You could be eligible to participate if you are 18 or older and a premenopausal female. Also, If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, and are experiencing pain associated with endometriosis. There is no cost for your participation. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-1322 or email slangan@uabmc.edu. Compensation is available for those who qualify
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You may be eligible to participate in this important study if you are premenopausal female age 18-49, if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, and are experiencing moderate to severe pain associated with your endometriosis. There is no cost for your participation. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-1322. Compensation is available for those who qualify. https://endometriosis-study.com/
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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 can 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 email motrpac@uab.edu or apply here.
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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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Researchers in the School of Public Health are recruiting college students age 19 and older who smoke cigarettes (at least 5 cigarettes per day). Participants will take part in an educational counseling session. You do NOT have to want to quit smoking to participate. Participation involves coming to our center for one 30-minute orientation session, one 60-minute educational counseling session, and two 15-minute follow-up sessions. You will be asked to fill out some questionnaires, abstain from smoking overnight, and smoke a cigarette that we will provide you. You will be offered an 8-week supply of the nicotine patch that you may use if you wish. You will have the opportunity to be compensated a total of $75 cash for your participation. For more information, call our research staff at 205-975-7721.
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