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.
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.
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!