You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effect of glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African-American and Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. E-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, email@example.com, if you are interested.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 60-week study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM and obesity. To qualify, you must be age 18 or older, have Type 2 diabetes, and taking insulin or insulin in combination with zero, one, or two oral anti-diabetic medications. Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, physical exam, and diabetic supplies. To participate, you must be willing to take a daily injection and adopt a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program of 100-250 minutes/week. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 975-8217.
Local physicians are part of a larger clinical trial utilizing an investigational medical device for people with post-amputation pain. If you are experiencing moderate to severe post-amputation pain not controlled by medication, we invite you to learn more. Qualifications for the study include: one amputated lower limb; frequent and recurring amputation pain; willingness to undergo implant surgery; and age 21 or older. For participation information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or call 934-4711 or 975-2847 to speak with Alicia Kindred (Study Coordinator) or Joseph Pough (Research Assistant).
Have you had recurrent BV (bacterial vaginal infections) 2 or more times in the past 12 months? We are conducting a sexual partner study for treatment of the female and male sexual partners as a way to prevent BV. Medication at no cost to you. Couples can receive up to $300. Joy, 205-996-2780
Volunteers needed for study of the impact of food preservatives on phosphorus metabolism. You may not participate if you have certain health problems like thyroid disease, are pregnant, smoke, use chronic antacids or are very obese. Involves 7 visits over 14 weeks. Food and compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you in good physical health with no history of psychiatric disorders? You may be eligible for a research study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. Compensation provided. For more information, please contact the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
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.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You CANNOT get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You cannot get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
We are looking for healthy older adults who are interested in participating in a study about healthy aging. You may be eligible if you have no major physical disabilities, are independent in basic life activities, and are 85 years or older. Participants will be compensated. Call 205-975-7017 for more information and to see if you qualify.
The UAB Department of Orthodontics has partnered with Israeli-based Dror Orthodesign on a clinical trial for an innovative device. This 15-month study is open to anyone age 8-60 who: • have no baby teeth • have crowding of front teeth (upper and/or lower) • have good oral hygiene • are not currently taking any investigational or osteoporosis drugs • are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Participants will receive X-rays, check-ups and an orthodontic appliance at a discounted price. We are actively enrolling participants in the study. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Sarah Choi with UAB Orthodontics at (205) 732-4693 or email@example.com.
Do you currently care for someone with heart failure? Researchers from Florida State University and UAB are conducting a 1-time survey about issues related to your caregiving role, your mental health, and the way you take care of yourself. You will be paid for your time. If interested, please contact either Dr. Joan Grant Keltner at 205-317-3766 or Dr. Lucinda Graven at 850-644-5601 to see if you are eligible for this study or have questions.
Men and women age 21-75 are needed for the CARE Trial, a study comparing 2 weight loss programs that recommend different methods of calorie reduction. The study will include group sessions with experienced facilitators, personalized goals, and tools to help you reach those goals. Compensation provided as well. Call 205-975,7238, Option 1 to find out if you qualify.
In our study of patients with resistant hypertension, we have shown that vascular function improves with the use of spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. Spironolactone has also been shown to reduce urinary protein loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. We are looking for men and women, ages 19-65, with Stage III CKD, non-diabetic or who have controlled diabetes, and who are not currently taking spironolactone or amiloride. The study lasts 16 weeks, with six visits, and compensation and parking will be provided for all six visits. If interested, please contact Cassidy Clevenger at (205) 934-6745.
You may qualify if you are age 23-27, in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have never received a vaccine against pneumonia. This study will help us better understand human immune responses after receiving FDA-approved Prevnar and Pneumovax pneumococcal vaccines. Compensation will be provided after qualified participants are enrolled. Spaces are limited. Please call 205-996-4099 for more information.
Individuals age 16-24 who have suffered a concussion within the last 2 weeks needed for a driving study to help us understand critical transportation safety issues related to injury and driving. If you qualify for the study you will be compensated up to $225 dollars. Please call 205-975-9440 to inquire about the DART study and see if you qualify.
You are invited to be in a research study at the UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility to try out a new investigational medication. If eligible, you will receive $375 in compensation for your time over the course of the study visits. Minimum eligibility requirements: must be age 18 or older, have dry eyes, and must be willing to be present for four study visits over four weeks. For more information, please contact the Clinical Eye Research Facility at 205-934-6734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is conducting a study to research the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis on muscle strength and insulin. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 and 65, not be diagnosed with diabetes or any other illness that may impair evaluation of study outcomes, and do not engage in a strength training program or vigorous exercise. All participants will be required to come to UAB for testing on 3 or more occasions and qualified RA participants will receive a 15-week regimen of the study drug. There is no charge for participation and all participants will receive compensation. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 934-4021.
You may qualify for this study if you are age 65 and older and have never received a pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine. Ideal candidates for participation will need to be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are eligible to receive the clinically recommended pneumococcal vaccines. This study will help us better understand human immune responses after receiving FDA-approved Prevnar and Pneumovax pneumococcal vaccines. Compensation will be provided after qualified participants are enrolled. Spaces are limited. Please call 205-996-4099 for more information.
Men and women aged 18-50 who have been diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV-2) are needed for an investigational therapeutic herpes vaccine study. You must be in general good health and you must have had genital herpes for at least one year with multiple occurrences (outbreaks). Additional inclusion criteria applies. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information or to see if you qualify, call 205-996-4099.
Are you a breast cancer survivor having difficulty walking? Do you have any lower-body pain that is restricting your mobility? If so, you may be interested in taking part in an exercise training intervention. UAB researchers are looking for overweight women - age 18-70 with a body mass index between 30-45 kg/m2 - with a history of breast cancer to participate in a novel exercise training study. Volunteers will be asked to attend two assessment sessions: an initial assessment and after 8 weeks of exercise to collect information about your health status. Further eligibility screening will be conducted by telephone. Volunteers must reside in or near Jefferson County. The study will evaluate a novel exercise training strategy designed to mimic exercise at higher altitude to support improved health and mobility among breast cancer survivors. Contact Dr. Stephen J. Carter, 205-975-0269 or email@example.com; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org; to learn more.
This research study will test if educational text messages can improve sleep quality and sleep behaviors in college students. The six-week study will start Oct. 3. You will complete a survey by Oct. 1 and again at the end of the 6 weeks. Must be a full-time freshman, 18-19 years old, living in a dorm with a cellphone and unlimited text messaging. Students who are pregnant, have a sleep disorder or are taking sleep medications are excluded. Participants who complete the study will receive 2 movie tickets. Survey link: goo.gl/9ijKkh. Direct questions to Kathryn Jones, email@example.com or 205-908-4091.
This study will evaluate the performance of a regimen of contact lenses and lens care products. Minimum eligibility requirements: • Must be at least 18 years old or older • currently a wearer of Biofinity, Oasys, Vita, or Ultra contact lenses • willing to answer daily text messages on their personal cell phone • Willing to come in for 4 study visits, 1 hour each, over one month at the UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility (CERF). If eligible, you will receive $50 in compensation for each completed visit. For more information, please contact Meghan Francis at 205-934-6734, firstname.lastname@example.org, or take our online survey.
We want to know about measuring body fat in humans using digital photography. One visit is required to assess your body composition. If you are interested, contact Edrika at 975-8697 or email@example.com. Compensation is provided.