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UAB Psychiatry is looking for healthy volunteers without any psychiatric illness to participate in a study called “Disrupted Social Preference in Early Psychosis." The main purpose of this research project is to gather information on the nature of problems in social information processing in persons with schizophrenia compared to community controls. You will be compensated $25/hour and up to $260 for your participation. If you are between 18 and 35, have no history of problematic drug or alcohol use for the past three months, and no history of neurological disorders or psychiatric problems, please text or call Jake and Andrew at (205)440-3568 or email our lab team at nlsb.uab@gmail.com for further information.
African American men and women ages 50-65 needed for study on lifetime stress and brain functioning. We want to pay people who identify as African American/Black 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.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women ages 18-55 who have symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS, for a 1.5-hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images, MRI, of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Indonesia Jordan at 205-289-8748, or email ijordan@uab.edu with your name and phone number.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is looking for women with Fibromyalgia, and women who are healthy and without pain. Participants will come to UAB for a 2-hour screening visit and a 9-hour (all-day) study session. During the study session, we will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and markers of immune activity. You will provide blood samples and undergo brain imaging before and after the immune activation procedure. You will be paid $650 for completing both visits. Participants must be: currently suffering from moderate to severe Fibromyalgia, or be a healthy female and ages 18-55, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, without significant other medical conditions such as heart disease, not using any opioid medication, for example, Norco, Tramadol, Percocet. To participate, please contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or email ijordan@uab.edu.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting a 78-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat diabetes. In this trial, you will receive either once-weekly Icodec injections or once daily Lantus injections. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older and have type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants will receive study drug, EKGs, eye exams, and Physical Exams. There is no charge for participation. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please call (205) 975-8217 or email mcr90@uab.edu.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview and two visits to UAB hospital: one screening visit including blood draws, and one imaging visit, during which we will acquire Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. PET imaging involves exposure to a small amount of radiation. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $400 for completing the study. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with multiple sclerosis have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Chloe Jones at chloej@uab.edu or P: 205-434-1502, and leave your name and phone number.
Recovering from COVID-19?Still have problems with confusion, slow thinking, or memory? If so, you may eligible to take part in a study testing a new form of cognitive training designed to improve how quickly you process information and perform daily activities. The study pays participants $20 per training session on average. The training program, which requires several visits to UAB, can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please call 205-934-9768 or email stacemc@uab.edu.
We are looking for healthy individuals to participate in a study to examine the effects of buprenorphine and baclofen in humans. This pilot study will be used to gather initial evidence to assess the analgesic interaction, safety, acceptability, and feasibility of using buprenorphine and baclofen in humans before conducting a larger clinical trial to examine efficacy in patients. We will be giving participants a one-time low dose of a partial opioid agonist buprenorphine or baclofen. Participants will be required to attend two visits one week apart and asked to complete questionnaires, pain testing, and a blood draw. Participants will receive up to $150 for completing the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Tammie at tquinn@uab.edu or call 205-934-8743. Leave a short message with your name, number, and mention that you are interested in the BACUP study.
We are looking for individuals to participate in a study that aims to gain a better understanding of risk factors for insomnia in people with and without the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to observe its effects on pain sensitivity and inflammation. This study will consist of several various in-person visits that span from 3 visits within an 8-day period, and if qualified for the second branch of this study, an additional 6 visits once a week for the following 6 weeks. During the visits, participants will be asked to complete a sleep interview, wear a sleep device overnight, answer questionnaires, as well as perform pain testing and blood draws. Participants will be compensated appropriately for their time. You may qualify if you have good or bad sleep and are above the age of 18. We are recruiting both individuals who are HIV positive and individuals who are HIV negative. Please contact Dyan at dywhite@uab.edu or call 205-934-8734. Leave a short message with your name, number, and mention that you are interested in the HIPPI study.
The Better BP study is currently enrolling 660 adults to take part in a research study about how to measure blood pressure. We are seeking adults older than 19 years of age who are not currently taking medications for high blood pressure, have no history of cardiovascular disease or major arrhythmias, no known sleep apnea, and not known to be currently pregnant. Participants will be compensated $150 for completing four study visits in the UAB Hypertension Research Clinic located at the 19th Street Community Health Building. To confirm your eligibility for this study, please email bpstudy@uab.edu to schedule your telephone screening, which should take approximately 10 minutes.
You could be eligible for a research study examining variations in blood pressure during the day and at night. This study involves 3 visits over two consecutive weeks. The last visit is a 30-hour stay at the UAB Sleep-Wake Disorders Clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands where participants will wear a blood pressure monitor and provide saliva samples. Compensation will be provided at the end of the study. For more information, please email ggloston@uabmc.edu or leave a voicemail at 205-934-3367.
This study is being done to assess how well individuals can modify walking patterns. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study will span a single study visit, with a total time commitment of 3 hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Daniel Kuhman at dkuhman@uab.edu or contact him by phone at 205-934-0416 if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a UAB research study comparing medications if you are 18 years of age or older, in good physical health, and have tried at least one antidepressant medication. You must be in a current depressive episode, feeling sad, down, hopeless, guilty, tense, or irritable.  You will receive compensation for your time. Please call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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 call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
Are you in good physical health? Are you Caucasian/white? Are you between the ages of 34 and 65? 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 provided. Please call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
Heterosexual sexually active women ages 18-45 needed for study exploring how bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection, occurs in women. If eligible, the study involves an anonymous survey, STD testing, and completion of twice-daily sexual/reproductive diaries, and self-collection of 3 twice daily vaginal swabs over an 8 week time period. Volunteers will be compensated $20 for screening, $25 for the enrollment visit, $20/week for drop-off of daily diaries and specimens (weeks 1-7), and $50 for the final weekly drop-off (week 8). Please call 205-934-8166 for more information.
This study is being done to better understand sexual health in the transgender community. Eligible volunteers will be compensated. If interested, please call (205) 934-8166.
If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We are seeking people between 45 and 85 years of age to participate in a study of brain and breathing treatments for arthritis pain. The study involves seven visits over a three-week period to the study center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where clinical tests and brain stimulation treatment will be done, along with brain scanning. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please call the PROACT Study at 205-934-9614.
There is a new study that will examine the impact of a particular type of intermittent fasting called time-restricted feeding on symptoms of MS, as well as risks of diabetes and high blood pressure in adults with relapsing-remitting MS. The purpose is to see if when you eat might be as important as what you eat. You may be eligible if you have relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis, are between the ages of 18-64 years old, and can walk 25 feet with or without assistance. If you qualify, this study will last 8 weeks and offers an opportunity to be compensated for your participation. If you are interested in learning more about this study, or if have any questions, please contact the project coordinator, Kathryn Green, at 205-319-1424, or email our lab at HBDLab@uabmc.edu
African American adults, ages 25 to 45 are needed to determine if the timing of salt intake affects blood pressure throughout the day. This study involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Alexis at aelambert@uabmc.edu or call (205) 582-7761 if you are interested in learning more about this study.
You may qualify for a bowel leakage research study if you are female, 18 years or older, and have had accidental bowel leakage for at least 6 months. For more information contact 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.
This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks that challenge your balance. 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 2 visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary. There will be no compensation fee to you for taking part in this study. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 978-3592 if you are interested.
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 vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking sacubitril/valsartan or valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
Meal Timing Study. We are looking for adults for an exciting research study to see whether meal timing can improve your blood sugar and your overall health. Participants will be randomly selected to either graze throughout the day, skip breakfast, or skip dinner for 8 weeks. You may be eligible if you are 30-70 years old, are overweight, are not taking diabetes medication, and wake up between 5:00 and 8:00 am regularly. Adults with prediabetes, blood sugar issues, or a family history of diabetes are encouraged to apply. This study involves two overnight tests in our clinic plus eating only food that we provide you. Participants will receive $1200 for completing the study and 8 weeks of meals, valued at a total of $2400. If you are interested, please visit https://bit.ly/mealtimingstudy to apply for the study. Or for more information, please contact Kimberly Armstead at mealtiming@uab.edu or (205) 484-5633.
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