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The purpose of this study is to evaluate if COPD is caused by exposure to heavy metals. This study will include a medical history review, a brief physical examination, spirometry, exhaled breath condensate, urine sample, blood collection, and a bronchoscopy/bronchoalveolar lavage procedure. Those who qualify will receive compensation for their time. Participation is voluntary. Participants in the study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; live in defined zip codes, 35207, 35217, 35214; and fulfill other eligibility criteria to include a medical and medication history for evaluation. For more information, please call (205) 996-1769 or email uabsuperfund@uabmc.edu.
The purpose of this research study is to analyze cells and fluid obtained from the lungs and determine mechanism(s) by which these cells are impaired in their ability to reduce the severity of lung infections. This study will include a medical history review, a brief physical examination, spirometry, and a bronchoscopy/bronchoalveolar lavage procedure. Those who qualify will receive compensation for their time. Participation is voluntary. Participants in the study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; live in defined zip codes, 35207, 35217, 35214; and fulfill other eligibility criteria to include a medical and medication history for evaluation. For more information, please call (205) 996-1769 or email uabsuperfund@uabmc.edu.
We are asking you to take part in this research study because you are a resident of North Birmingham or Tarrant and may have exposure to arsenic due to industrial activity in the area. This research study is now enrolling adults within the zip codes, 35207 and 35217. After confirming enrollment eligibility, those who qualify will be randomized to receive either folic acid supplementation or a placebo at no cost. We will collect a brief medical and medication history, collect samples of urine and blood, perform spirometry testing, and complete a respiratory questionnaire.

Participation is voluntary, and you will be compensated for your time. Participants in the study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; a resident of 35207 or 35217 zip codes; not currently pregnant or currently taking folic acid; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-1769 or email uabsuperfund@uabmc.edu.
Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps can help patients “live a quality life without burning out on managing diabetes,” said Ananda Basu, M.D., director of the Diabetes Technology Program at UAB.
After an extensive national search, UAB has named Virginia M. Hedberg as the associate vice president for Research and executive director of Sponsored Programs, effective Jan. 15, 2024.
In observance of Media Literacy Week Oct. 23-27, Brooke Becker, media literacy librarian in UAB Libraries, shares expert tips on how to be a shrewd media consumer in the 21st century.
UAB Libraries will begin construction in late October on the new Pappas Historical Collections Gallery, a 3,000-square-foot space on the second floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences that will house rotating thematic medical exhibits.
Researchers can secure funding to cover article processing charges in open access publications and publish at no cost in Wiley and Cambridge journals, furthering UAB Libraries’ mission to advance research and scholarship equitability through prioritizing open access publishing.
If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
Using a handheld ultrasound device, a trained clinician can rapidly and accurately diagnose anything from kidney stones to heart function, saving time and money for patients in rural and urban underserved areas.
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