Volunteers needed for exercise and blood pressure study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of exercise and Metoprolol, a blood pressure pill, on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
ABC's of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Sometimes people can experience the symptoms of depression even while on antidepressants. If you take medication for depression but have still experienced symptoms for at least 8 weeks, you may qualify for a research study testing the effectiveness of an add-on investigational therapy. Everyone qualified for this study will be seen by a doctor and receive all study-related medications, care and tests at no cost. Reimbursement for travel may be available. To learn more about this study please contact (205)-934-2484 or Sam Irvin (205)-975-6426
Guts of HIV study is now enrolling healthy African American men ages 45-65. Researchers at UAB are looking for AA HIV negative men to join a research study in order to gain insight on how the immune system functions with the aim to better understand how to better treat HIV-1 infection. This study is open to AA HIV negative males ages 45 to 65 to who are, generally, in good health. Participation in this study will last for approximately 3 years with 3 visits to the clinic. Visits occur every 18 months. Procedures include, collection of blood, assessment of vital signs, as well as liver fibroscans, non-invasive testing to assess the liver. Participants will receive $50 for each blood collection and fibroscan visits and $40 for blood collection visits only. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information or to determine if you are eligible to participate, please call Dana Green 205-934-9346.
If so, you may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center for people with Parkinson's and difficulty controlling their bladder. To be eligible for evaluation you must be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have unintentional urine leakage. Contact Ashley Gilmore at 205-933-8101 ext 4418 or 5637 for more information.
This study will look at the immune response and safety of a smallpox vaccine in healthy adults. To be eligible, you must be a male or female between the ages of 19 and 45, in good general health and have not previously received the smallpox vaccine. If you are eligible, your participation will involve 6 visits to our clinic over a 6 month period. Study participants will have 5 onsite visits and one phone or email contact. Participants will receive compensation up to $75 for each onsite visit, and compensation up to $25 for the phone or email contact. For more information please call 205-996-4099 or 205-934-6777. Or you can email us at avrc@uabmc.edu
The School of Education's Department of Human Studies is currently recruiting individuals with obesity between the ages of 19-40 to determine the effect of a natural nutritional supplement on exercise capacity and other measures of overall health. You will be compensated up to $350 for your time and receive valuable health information. Contact Christian Behrens at behrensc@uab.edu for more information.
The Health and Rehabilitation Psychology Lab is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining two psychoeducation interventions for individuals who have chronic low back pain. You may be eligible if you have had chronic low back pain for at least 3 months and be 18-65 years old. If yes, please call the Health and Rehabilitation Psychology lab at 205-530-0384 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time
Are you a healthy male between the ages of 18 and 50? You may be eligible to participate in a research study of a protein in your blood. This protein is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be Healthy men, African American or Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood and urine samples. Participants will be compensated and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
We are conducting a study to see what kinds of products people would prefer to use before anal sex, a douche, an insert, or a suppository. Participants will be asked to use each product for a period of 1 month each and complete surveys about their opinion and experiences with each one. There is no active drug in any of the products being used. The study lasts about 3 months, and you will complete a total of 8 visits. Physical exams and HIV/STI testing will be provided at no cost. If you complete all study visits, you will be compensated up to $700 for your time. If you are a man or transgender woman, ages 18-35, you may be eligible to participate. Call (205) 996-4405 for more information.
Adults ages 65-84 years old or individuals with Parkinson’s disease ages 45-84 needed for a research study on balance and mobility. This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks. The first task involves walking at a range of speeds. The second task involves responding to disturbances to balance while standing. If you qualify, your participation in the study sessions will require two visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 975-3592 if you are interested.”
ABCs of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Do you have Kidney Disease? You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must, 1. Be between the ages of 19 and 65, 2. Not on Dialysis, 3. Have a moderate stage of kidney disease (25-60% function). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi at salammadi@uabmc.edu
Do you have Treatment-Resistant Depression? Have you tried at least one antidepressant with no relief from your depressive symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18-65? Are you interested in participating in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new study drug? If yes, then please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently recruiting men between the ages of 39-65 with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a research study. This study combines the use of multiple questionnaires and blood draws to learn more about chronic pain and fatigue. Participation includes a screening visit and twice-weekly blood draw visits over a 12-13 week period. Participants earn up to $750 for the completion of this study. If you are interested, please call 205-530-3796, email GWI@uab.edu, or visit www.uab.edu/gwi.

Does when you eat affect your weight and body fat? UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences and Weight Loss Medicine Clinic are conducting a 14-week study to see if changing your mealtimes can help you lose more weight and more body fat. We are looking for people who are overweight, 25-75 years old, do not have diabetes, and who are willing to enroll in the weight loss program at UAB’s Weight Loss Medicine Clinic. Participants will either eat early in the day or eat throughout the day, and we will see if when you eat affects how much weight you lose, your body fat and muscle mass, and your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To participate in the study, you must enroll in as a new patient at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic, and you must not be participating in another weight loss study or program. In return for participating in the study, you will receive one-year clinic membership at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic (an $850 value), which includes individual sessions with a dietitian and weekly group classes; body scans to measure your body fat and muscle mass; and, testing for your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Your initial Weight Loss Medicine Clinic visit is not included in the $850 value, and this visit will be billed to your insurance and requires a copay. If you are interested, please contact either David (dbryan@uab.edu; 205-975-0269) or Cody (chanick@uab.edu; 205-934-5458) for more information.

 

Participants between the ages 65-84 needed for a research study on balance. This study is being done to determine how balance (or your ability stay upright while initiating gait from standing position) by older adults is affected as you step over an obstacle placed at different distances forward and stepping sideways. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study session will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Dr. Christopher Hurt, cphurt@uab.edu or contact him at 934-8517 if you are interested.
Are you age 18 or older, have tried at least one antidepressant medication and feel sad, hopeless, guilty, tense or irritable and are in good physical health? You may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing medications with transcranial magnetic stimulation. You will receive compensation for your time. For more information and to determine eligibility, call Allison at 205-975-2911
Researchers want to pay you to help us see if people can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves up to 3 visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI. You will be paid for your time. For more information, please call and /or leave a voicemail at (205) 348-2808. This study is conducted under the direction of Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D.

UAB Psychiatry is looking for participants who have never experienced trauma, abuse or neglect; have good physical health; have been diagnosed with depression or feel, sad, down or hopeless. Call 205-975-0068.

Are you ages 18–27 and in overall good health? You may qualify for the PHITE study. PHITE is a randomized exercise dose response trial to better understand how exercise induces health benefits. Participants receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers, valuable information about their health, and up to $1000 compensation for their time.

If ‘yes’ to both questions, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial of Lacripep™. Lacripep™ is a synthetic tear protein fragment that may restore health to dry eyes. For more information about the trial, please contact so-occerfstudies@uab.edu or 205-934-6734. Patients will be compensated for each completed visit.
Study looks at the safety and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of osteoporosis in men. Looking for men ages 40-80 who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. If interested please call Stephanie Biggers, 205-934-1444, or Josh Melnick, 205-975-0583, for more information.
Do you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 5-year research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat cardiovascular (CV) disease. To qualify, you must be >45 years old and moderately overweight. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and compensation for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015.
We are looking for individuals with spinal cord Injury or spinal cord disease who are ages 19-65. This study is looking to test a quick, non-invasive, and cost-effective method for measuring body composition (fat mass, lean mass, and total body water) in people with SCI/D. It requires one visit to Lakeshore Foundation and you can earn $50 for participating. Please call Alex Yates (205) 403-5525 or email alexy@lakeshore.org to learn more and find out if you are eligible to participate.
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