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If you’ve been feeling stuck and longing for relief, you may be eligible to receive dedicated medical attention, an investigational therapeutic and compensation for your involvement in an innovative research study.

We're conducting clinical research in depression to learn how individuals’ brain biology impacts response to treatment, with the goal to help people find relief faster. You do not need to already have a diagnosis to participate.

If you’re currently taking medication, you are likely still eligible for our studies and don’t have to stop your existing treatment regimen.

For more information about this trial and to see if you qualify, please contact Kristine at or 205-975-8542.
Major Depressive Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by periods of low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. The purpose of this clinical research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug for Major Depressive Disorder, also known as Major Depression. Study participation may include several clinic visits over a period of up to 5 months with an opportunity to conduct some visits either virtually or in-clinic. Qualified participants will receive compensation for their time.

For more information about this trial and to see if you qualify, please contact Kristine at or 205-975-8542.
Are you:
  • A woman on parole, probation, or recently released from prison or jail?
  • A woman who has used drugs?
  • Interested in learning about a way to protect yourself against HIV?

You may qualify for a paid research study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with Yale University.
  • Participate in confidential study interviews at our research office.
  • Earn $50 for each interview, up to $225 for participating in the study.

Call: (205) 934-2851 or Email:
Participants aged 18 to 35 years old are needed for a research project at the UAB School of Optometry. The study aims to evaluate the effects of optical defocus and wavelengths of light on the axial length and choroidal thickness of the eye. Eligible participants will attend two visits, each of approximately one-and-a-half-hour duration, and wear spectacle or soft contact lenses during the experiments. Even if you have normal vision and do not wear glasses you are still eligible to participate as a control. When the study is complete, participants will receive a $100 ClinCard gift voucher as compensation for their time and participation.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Safal Khanal at (205) 934-4558 or Ms. Tiara Plymouth at (205) 975-3881.
UAB Human Resources is hosting the third annual Meet HR & Friends on the Green on Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Campus Green. The annual come-and-go event is free and open to faculty, staff, students and members of the UAB community, and features outdoor fun, giveaways, games and prizes, music and more.

The Commission on the Status of Women awarded Jesse Rattan, Ph.D., Mitzi Swift, Grace Jepkemboi Komol, Ph.D., Amanda Watts and Jewell Dickson-Clayton for their commitments to providing significant service to and advancing issues that primarily affect underrepresented populations.

Sheryl LeAnn Perkins, DHA, will join Human Resources May 6 from the Arkansas State University System, where she oversaw the system's $10 million self-insured health plan fund.

More than 300 employees with 20 or more years of service will be honored during a reception April 10. Richard O. Davis, M.D., will be honored for 50 years of service to UAB.
In honor of Women's History Month, a remembrance of Alice McNeal, M.D., founding chair of UAB's Department of Anesthesiology (now the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine) in 1948 and first woman anesthesiologist to be named to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

Vern Bush, Kevin Davis and Brittany Martin are the first-quarter 2024 honorees of the UAB Values in Action Program. Nominations for second-quarter 2024 honorees are open through April 24.

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