Haley Herfurth

Haley Herfurth

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The Kids Low Vision and Reading (KLoVR) study aims to better understand reading ability among children with permanent vision impairment. We need to recruit children ages 6 to 16 with normal vision (glasses are ok) for a comparison group. Testing includes vision testing, reading tests and memory tests and lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. No eyedrops are used. Participants are compensated with a $100 gift card and free parking in the Callahan Eye Hospital parking deck. Please call the Clinical Research Coordinator, Caroline Durena, in the Center for Low Vision and Rehabilitation at (205)488-0788 for more infor‐ mation about the study and to see if you qualify. This study is funded by the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
If you are currently pregnant, 18 or older, planning to deliver at UAB, and planning to breast feed, you may be eligible for our study. This study focuses on better understanding CMV, a common virus most people in the US are infected with by adulthood, its transmission through breast milk from mother to baby, and how the body protects itself from the virus. Participants will meet with study staff once a month for six months to collect non-invasive samples and answer a questionnaire. Samples collected include oral swabs from you and your baby, a small quantity of breast milk and a skin swab from you, and a urine and stool sample from your baby. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study visits and providing samples. Eligible participants may also qualify for additional sub-studies for additional compensation up to $800. For more information, please contact Amanda Rafferty at 205-975-3752 or email amrafferty@uabmc.edu.
We are looking for current pessary users to trial a new investigational pessary, which may be more comfortable and easier to use than your current pessary. Participants will be asked to: Continue to wear your current pessary for 1 month Be willing to use a study pessary for 3 months Attend 1-2 visits (at no cost to you) in addition to your pessary usual care Participants will receive: $300 ($100 gift card given for each extra visit and then at the end of the study) For more information call 205-934-5498
Participate in nationwide study to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms (referred to as long COVID or post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, also called PASC) or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection. We need COVID-19 survivors from the Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, areas. If you are over 18 years old, not pregnant, and would like to take part in UAB’s study, email COVIDResearch@uabmc.edu to find out more.

It’s time to build UAB’s seventh Habitat House — the university’s first following a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups can indicate their interest in volunteering during the build Sept. 29-Nov. 5, and individual sign-up begins Sept. 12.

August 08, 2022

Obese Adults Needed

Obese adults, age 25 to 45 years old, 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.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, is conducting a 52 week research study to look into how well semaglutide once weekly medicine works at different doses in people with type 2 diabetes and overweight Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.

The annual initiative from UAB Employee Wellness provides a free, 15-minute health screening to all benefit-eligible UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC, UAB Health System/UA Health Services Foundation and Cooper Green employees.

Are you a Female and Experience a Loss of Urine with Urge and Frequency? Do you have Overactive Bladder with Urinary Leakage? To find out if you are eligible, please call at 205-934-1777 or email Dr. Russell Stanley at russellstanley@uabmc.edu. $200 Compensation will be provided.
The UAB Epilepsy Center is looking for participants aged 40 and older for a brain imaging study. Eligible individuals will have a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, or PTSD. The study involves one visit at UAB Highlands Hospital and will last up to 2.5 hours. Participants will undergo a brain MRI, complete questionnaires, and provide a small amount of blood. You will be compensated $100 for completing the visit. If interested, please contact Dr. Christina Mueller at (205) 671-4355 or cm1@uab.edu.
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