If you are 19 years old or older you may qualify for a research study exploring the effect of an investigational medication which would be added to your current medication regimen. This study is being conducted at UAB by The Department of Nutrition Sciences. Participants will receive study drug or placebo. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4020
Are you age 50 or older, have gout and have had either a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes? You may qualify for a UAB research trial. Compensation is provided. sbiggers@uab.edu
To join the study you must: be age 50 or older; have type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of heart disease or stroke; and be able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer 9 phone contacts over a three-year trial period. The study provides an investigational medication that is taken once weekly. If eligible, you may be compensated up to $640 for completing all study visits. 205-934-2294.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 26-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be age 19 or older, Type 2 Diabetes, taking Metformin or diet and exercise only to control your blood sugars. Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, Physical and diabetic supplies. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)996-4015 or (205)996-4020
We are looking for adolescents with type 2 diabetes and an A1C between 6.5 and 10.5% to assess the safety and efficacy of a non-insulin, injectable anti-diabetic investigational medication for type 2 diabetics. Subjects taking insulin will not qualify.  If your child qualifies, they will receive the following at no cost to you: study related physical exams and laboratory tests, diabetes education and coaching, study medication and supplies, and compensation for your time. Victoria Gunter, 996-7648, smay@peds.uab.edu.
You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.

The UAB Diabetes Research Center is part of nationwide study on benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin.
UAB investigators are studying the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Recruitment of volunteers for the project, called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study, begins in June.

UAB, the City of Birmingham, the YMCA of Greater Birmingham and the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation team to educate area citizens on diabetes management and prevention.

Actor, performer Ben Vereen lends help to project as community groups begin work to educate populace in overcoming fear of disease

The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
If you are a Caucasian or African-American woman age 19-30, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Departments of Human Studies and Nutrition Sciences. Eligible participants include healthy women with no existing conditions and women who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This study requires two morning time visits to UAB’s Nutrition Science Building and UAB Hospital. If you smoke, are currently pregnant or are more than moderately overweight, you will not qualify for the study. You will be asked to complete tests that assess aerobic fitness, energy expenditure, bone density, body fat composition, muscle mitochondrial function and insulin sensitivity. You may be compensated for your time. Call Brandon Kane at 975-3806.

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By taking part in a clinical trial at UAB, you can help generate knowledge that will change the world. Volunteers play a vital role in UAB's internationally renowned research enterprise.

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Trials currently available at UAB are listed above; click the tags to refine the list or search for a specific trial. To submit a trial for inclusion in this list, click here.