If you are 18-65 years old, have a child 12-65 willing to participate in the study with you, generally healthy, with or without history of early life trauma you may be eligible to participate in a research study to explore whether you can pass along your stress to your children. Compensation provided: parents $100/children $25. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call Katlyn at 975-4208.
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 a family-based treatment for childhood obesity. The treatment will consist of 1.5 hour weekly evening group meetings for 6 months. Treatment will incorporate changes in diet and physical activity, and provide education on various topics in nutrition, physical activity and other aspects of health and well-being. Compensation up to $115. Additional opportunity available for interested parents to participate in a one-time focus group meeting with other parents (compensation provided). For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
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
Looking for healthy participants ages 15-18 to participate in a study looking at depression, obesity, and early life stress. Must be in good general health with no history of mental illness, physical conditions such as autoimmune, cardiovascular or endocrine disease, and not be taking any medications that affect weight. If you have a child who may be interested, please call 205-975-4207 or 205-934-8336
Did you know that your health during pregnancy could be linked to your child’s health now? Researchers in Nutrition Sciences and Obstetrics are looking for mothers and their biological children to take part in this study. Children should be 4-10 years of age now, and born at or near term to be eligible. Other eligibility criteria apply. Mothers and children will have 2 study visits to measure their height, weight and body fat, along with metabolic health markers such as blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol, and lifestyle factors including diet and physical activity. Those who complete the study will earn up to $200 for their time and receive the results of their health, diet, and activity assessments. For more information or to see if you and your child are eligible, please contact Dr. Samantha Martin: (205) 484-6197, jcvessel@uab.edu (refer to HAPi study in the subject line).
Researchers at UAB are conducting an exciting study in adolescents to investigate how diet quality influences body composition, quality of life, and other outcomes related to fatty liver disease. Overweight/obese children ages 10-17 who have elevated liver enzymes may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending study visits, completing several assessments, and taking part in a nutrition program for 2 months. All participants and their parents will receive monetary compensation as well as two weeks of groceries valuing $330. For more information please call 205-975-0424 or email shima@uab.edu.
Opportunity available for interested parents to participate in a one-time focus group meeting with other parents (compensation provided). For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
We invite families with children ages 7 or 8 years old to participate. The study involves up to 31 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires and children engage in a state of the art virtual pedestrian environment and complete various other tasks and activities. Families will earn up to $600 for their participation, including $100 for each 2-hour visit and $25 for each 30-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a toy at each visit. There are no medical 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 safetylab@uab.edu
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