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People with dementia sometimes do not cooperate with care. They may refuse to bathe, change clothes, or refuse to take medications. The purpose of this study is to test if a caregiver coaching program can help family caregivers better manage refusal behaviors by increasing their use of problem-solving strategies and decreasing any negative coping strategies. To participate, you must be at least 18 years old, live in Alabama, and live with and provide unpaid care to a family member with dementia who refuses help or care. You will receive 9 1-hour coaching sessions over Zoom at a time that works for you. You will be asked to complete surveys and questionnaires, and you will be paid for doing these things. All surveys and questionnaires are completed online. There is NO travel to UAB. Please email CURBIT@UAB.EDU for more information.

DAY or NIGHT, when is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

Help us find out by joining our study at UAB by participating in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB Hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Haley at or call us at 205-975-5825 if you are interested.

Our goal to enhance the climate of civility and respect at UAB is critical to an engaged and thriving workplace. University faculty (Workgroup F) and staff (Workgroup A) have access to training to refresh our commitment.

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 50th anniversary of the first federal legislation to address access and equity for people with disabilities, UAB’s HR AWARE Disability Management Program is hosting several events starting 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Campus Green.

Emily Bruer, Amanda Dove and Dina Jones are the third-quarter 2023 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program, which honors those whose work exemplifies and embodies Forging the Future’s shared values. Nominations for fourth-quarter 2023 honorees are open through Nov. 8.

UAB researchers are looking for adults (ages 25-65) who are suffering from demoralization - feelings of hopelessness or meaninglessness - to participate in a research study evaluating a novel medication.

To see if you qualify call 205-379-7527.

The new draft strategic plan will be shared Oct. 25 to solicit feedback from the campus community before it is finalized and presented to the UA System Board of Trustees.

With fall semester already in high gear, here is a quick refresher on all that the UAB Career Center offers to support students on their career journeys.

If the answer to all of these questions is YES, you could be eligible to participate in a research study examining the impact of gender identity, hormone levels and sex assigned at birth to pain sensitivity in people who have chronic low back pain. – the ERASED study (Racial and Socioeconomic Differences in Chronic Low Back Pain).

The commitment to this study is two visits that will last approximately 4-5 hours and include:

  • One (1) telephone screen
  • Two (2) visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires, have a single blood draw, take part in pain sensitivity and functional testing.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $400.

Participants must:
  • Identify as transgender
  • Be between 18 and 85 years of age
  • Have none of the following health conditions (HIV+, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension)

Participants can be on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) or not.

To find out more about this study, call 205-934-8743. For information regarding research studies and rights of participants, call 205-834-3625.

UAB experts encourage healthy behaviors, responsible symptom management and vaccines to avoid and manage respiratory illnesses like COVID, common cold, RSV or the flu. 
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