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We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of dietary protein and resistance training in weight loss. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in the State of Slim weight loss program and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will meet in virtual group classes on a weekly basis for 4 months and monthly virtual group classes for the remainder of the year. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $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 50 years old or older. Have obesity (BMI of 30-50 kg/m2 or 25-50 kg/m² if you use a wheelchair). Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in virtual group weight loss classes, follow the State of Slim diet and exercise recommendations, and complete five study visits over a 12-month period at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.
African American adults, ages 25 to 45 are needed to determine if the timing of salt intake affects blood pressure throughout the day. This study involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Alexis at aelambert@uabmc.edu or call (205) 582-7761 if you are interested in learning more about this study.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
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
Do you have a child age 15-18? 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. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
Do you have a child age 12-18 with depression? Is your child experiencing any of the following symptoms: sadness or hopelessness, persistent irritability or anger, feelings of guilt, changes in appetite or weight, loss of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating, too little or too much sleep, thoughts of death or suicide, reckless behavior or increased boredom. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
Overweight/obese adolescents ages 15-17 with an iPhone or Android cell phone who sleep less than an average of 8 hours per night and their parent wanted for a study of the effects of sleep on adolescents’ overall health. Requires 8 visits to UAB laboratory and 3 blood draws over a 4 month period. Participants and their parent are eligible to receive a total payment of $400 ($320 for participants and $80 for their parent). For more information call 205-975-4205 or email elliottl@uab.edu.

Overweight/obese adolescents ages 15-17 with an iPhone or Android phone who sleep less than an average of 8 hours per night and their parent wanted for a study of the effects of sleep on adolescents’ overall health. Requires 8 visits to UAB laboratory and 3 blood draws over a 4 month period. Participants and their parent are eligible to receive a total payment of $400 ($320 for participants and $80 for their parent). For more information call 205-934-2241 or email elliottl@uab.edu.