We want to pay people who identify as African Americans to help us see if stress and other lifestyle factors can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations and might be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves two visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI at UAB Highlands Hospital. A check of $75 will be mailed to you at the end of the study. For more information, visit: http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/participate.html or leave a voice message at 205-348-2808.
UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in adults with type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, for less than 5 years. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 35-65, are African American or European American, are not using insulin, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-934-4386 or email LLG@uab.edu.
If you have major depressive disorder (MDD) and are in a current depressive episode, we invite you to learn about a research study of an investigational drug that is taken with your current antidepressant medication. In this study, researchers will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug as an add on therapy to your current antidepressant medication. To prequalify for this study you must be 18 to 65 years of age, have been diagnosed with recurrent MDD, be in a current major depressive episode for at least the last 8 weeks, and not experiencing a satisfactory improvement in your symptoms of depression with your current treatment. All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please contact (205) 934-2484
Have you never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requiring a one-time blood draw. Compensation will be provided. For more information please contact (205) 934-2484.

UAB is 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 and complete surveys about their experience 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. For more information, call 205-996-4405.

If you are due to receive your Influenza vaccination and you are age 18 years of age or older and healthy, without autoimmune disorders, asthma, and significant heart or lung disease. Have never had an allergic reaction to any vaccine and you are willing to have two vaccines and blood drawn 9 times weekly after vaccination then you may qualify for a clinical trial seeking to identify biomarkers that may help researchers improve the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. Eligible participants will receive the FDA-approved influenza immunization twice and then have blood drawn 9 times. Compensation is provided for each completed study visit. For more information or to see if you qualify, call (205) 996-4099.
Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity and be part of a national movement to discover exercise. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who have been cycling or weight lifting regularly for at least a year and have no history of diabetes or heart disease. If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please call 205-996-0855 or email kdidcoct@uab.edu
Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who do not exercise regularly to participate in our MoTrPAC research study. If would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please call 205-996-0855 or email us at kdidcoct@uab.edu
Food Study Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to the risk of certain diseases. If you are between the ages of 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition, and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information call: 205-975-4113. Enrollment is limited.
Researchers at UAB are interested in developing a rectal product to protect against HIV infection during anal sex. 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 and complete surveys about their experience 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. For more information, call (205) 996-4405.
Healthy individuals ages 13 to 19 needed for brain imaging (MRI) study. The study includes two 2-hour sessions, one of which will include a 1-hour MRI scan. Participants will also complete questionnaires and cognitive tests. Compensation: $75. Contact: Cognition, Brain and Autism Lab PEERS study at (205) 996-9368.
The Department of Neurology is seeking healthy controls for its Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Parkinson Disease. Enrollment involves 2 visits over a 3-6 week period. For more information please contact Allen Joop at 205-934-5954.
Researchers from the UAB Epilepsy Center are looking for healthy adults to participate in an NIH funded research study using brain imaging. Participants who are 18 years or older, speak English as the primary language, in good general health with no history of neurological or psychiatric illness are needed. The study involves 1-2 visits to UAB Hospital Highlands and 1 visit to Auburn University. Financial compensation of $300 plus mileage to travel to Auburn will be provided. For more information please contact: 205-975-7851
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently offering a NO-COST research treatment program. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. For more information, please call the UAB School of Public Health at: 205-975-7721
Looking for individuals between the ages of 18-70 with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson disease, or multiple sclerosis to participate in Movement-to-Music (M2M), a rhythmic-based exercise program at Lakeshore Foundation. You may be eligible if you have stable cardiovascular conditions and have not participated in a similar research study in the past 6 months. Compensation provided. To learn more about this opportunity and if you are eligible, please call Lori Theriot (205) 313 - 7455 or email m2mstudy@uab.edu
This research study will be investigating how adults detect lies. The study will involve one 3-hour visit to the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory where subjects will complete cognitive tests and watch and rate videotaped interviews. Subjects will be compensated $40 for their time. Participants must be native English speakers and between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. If interested, call the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory at (205) 934-0971 or email cbralab@uab.edu
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. Vibhu Parcha at drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study about 24-hour rhythm of a protein in your blood. This protein is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men or women, African American or Caucasian 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 samples and urine samples. Participants will be compensated and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
Is your child in good health without Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Thyroid dysfunction, Autoimmune diseases, Moderate to Severe Intellectual disability, or Taking medications affecting? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at UAB. Compensation up to $140 for two visits, each visit lasting 5 hours. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at Call 205-975-4207
Are you 19-65 years of age and in good physical health? With a good childhood, without Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Compensation provided up to $120. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 934-8336
The UAB Transportation Research and Injury Prevention (TRIP) laboratory is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining driving behaviors in adolescents and young adults with autism and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Participants must be 16-30 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be a healthy volunteer or have one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD/ADHD comorbid. Participants can earn up to $200 for participation. Interested participants should contact 205-975-9440 or visit triplaboratory.com to inquire about the “Transit” study.
We are looking for people with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of fresh fruit for 12 weeks can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. We are looking for participants ages 20-65 years old, overweight BMI 27-45, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years and are not using insulin. We will provide meals for 12 weeks, and participants will be compensated up to $1,375 plus receive a high-speed blender. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking highly motivated participants only. For more information about the study, please contact our research team at chanick@uab.edu or (262) 923-0672.
The purpose of this Phase 2 adaptive study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of PF006730512 following multiple intravenous infusion in adult subjects with primary FSGS. You may qualify if you are a male or female ages 18 - 65, with an eGFR >45, a UPCR >1.5 g/g, also a non-Responder to a Single Treatment regimen for FSGS, considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are a Non-Responder to a single treatment regimen, or considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are naïve to other Immunosuppressant treatment regimens for FSGS. Must discontinue steroid treatment or tapered down to a stable prednisone dose 7.5 mg per day or other steroid equivalents to achieve a stable dose before the Lead-In Period. Participants must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, must comply with birth control regimen or have proof of postmenopausal status. If you are interested please contact Teresa Chacana at (205) 934-7649
The nefIgArd clinical research study is for patients diagnosed with primary IgA Nephropathy, IgAN, who are at risk of developing end-stage kidney disease even though they are taking medication to preserve kidney function. IgAN, also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease where the antibody called immunoglobulin A, IgA, embeds itself into the kidneys. This causes inflammation, which can affect the kidney’s ability to filter the blood. Some cases of IgAN progress slowly without symptoms or go into remission, while others lead to end-stage kidney failure. Currently, there are no drugs approved specifically to treat IgAN. The purpose of the nefIgArd study is to look at the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of the study drug Nefecon compared to placebo in patients with IgAN, who are at risk of progressing to end-stage kidney disease To learn more about study participation, contact: Ciara Mitchell at 205-975-9491.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting for studies that examine the effects of Virtual Reality Walking on SCI pain experience. Participants receive between $350 to $400 dollars for study participation. Transportation is reimbursed. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and have complete paraplegic injury. If you are interested, call the Virtual Reality Walking Study at Dr. Trost’s Research Lab for more information. (205) 934 - 9040
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