The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting a 29-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be age 18 or older with Type 2 Diabetes, taking an SGLT-2 alone or in combination with a stable daily dose of Metformin 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.
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 aliciakindred@uabmc.edu, jpough@uabmc.edu or call 934-4711 or 975-2847 to speak with Alicia Kindred (Study Coordinator) or Joseph Pough (Research Assistant).
If you are ages 18-50, HIV-negative and in general good health, you may qualify to participate in an investigational HIV vaccine study comparing immune responses in two different vaccine regimens. You CANNOT get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
If you have been diagnosed with gout, you may qualify to participate in one of our Gout research studies. Treatment and compensation for your time is provided per study visit. Please call Stephanie at 205-934-1444 or sbiggers@uabmc.edu.
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 alexlm@uab.edu.
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 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.
Healthy African American or Caucasian men and women ages 18-40 needed to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose on a protein in your blood — this protein is related to heart disease. Must have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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 sjturner@uab.edu.
Healthy women ages 18-45 needed for a 3 week study of vaginal bacteria. This study requires treatment during study with 7 days of amoxicillin. Compensated up to $150. Call Joy at 996-2780
If you are age 18 or older and healthy (not suffering from any serious clinical condition) you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine bioenergetic health. Participants will answer a short questionnaire and have blood collected (20ml ie. 2-3 tubes). Compensation ($25) after blood draw will be provided per study visit. For more information, please email mitolab@uabmc.edu.
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.
This study is to determine how balance (or your ability stay upright while walking) by older adults is affected as you walk at different speeds and whether your balance confidence might influence walking. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study session will be no more than two hours. You will be compensated for your time. Email Dr. Christopher Hurt, cphurt@uab.edu, or call 934-8517 if you are interested.
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.
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.
Study subjects are being sought to help identify the risk factors involved in kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65 with a BMI between 35-40. What you will be required to do: Provide 1 blood sample; provide up to four 24-hour urine collections; and consume meals provided by the UAB dietary kitchen for 3 days. Compensation is provided. If you are interested please contact Billy Tingle, billy@uab.edu.
Self-identified minority couples age 18-50 (1 female with cervix and 1 fertile male) needed. The purpose of the Post Coital DNA Recovery Study is to determine timing for DNA detection, potentially helping rape victims. Call 205-996-0183, 9am-4pm M-F for screening questions or leave message. Eligible males: $50 for 1 collection; eligible females: $250 for 4 collections. Enrollment ends Dec. 31, 2017.
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 carters@uab.edu; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or moveforward@uab.edu; to learn more.
Our study is currently recruiting single primary caregivers of a 3-8 year old child to fill out 2 questionnaires about health and weight. Eligible participants will be compensated $10 for their time. Call 205-975-7721 for more information or to see if you are eligible to participate.
You are invited to be in a research study at the UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility to evaluate the benefits of warm compresses in contact lens wearers with discomfort. Minimum eligibility requirements: must be ages 18 or older; currently a wearer of soft contact lenses; must be willing to come in for three study visits over a one month period totaling approximately 3.5 hours at the UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility. If eligible, you will receive $60 in compensation for your time over the course of the three study visits. For more information, please contact Anna Ablamowicz at 205-996-6576 or aablamow@uab.edu.
If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you must be a Stage II, Stage III or Stage IV cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 10 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
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