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Researchers from the UAB School of Optometry are currently recruiting those with dry eyes to participate in a research study looking at how a part of your eye's immune system called the complement system is involved in dry eye disease. If eligible, you will be asked to have your eyes evaluated three times, each visit being 3 to 17 days apart. Visit will last between 30 to 90 minutes. You will receive $150 if you are eligible for the study and complete all study procedures. NOW RECRUITING SUBJECTS WITH SJOGREN'S SYNDROME.

If you are interested in participating in this research and want to know more about the study, kindly follow this link to fill out our recruitment survey.
University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking cigarette smokers who would like to quit smoking for participation in a scientific research study. The research study involves free counseling and treatment provided in a comfortable, supportive setting. The study may involve ingestion of psilocybin, a psychoactive substance found in psychedelic mushrooms that have been used as a sacrament in various cultures. Some research studies have suggested that psychedelics, when administered under interpersonally supportive and well-prepared conditions, may be effective in helping people overcome addictions.

Questionnaires, interviews, and biological measures of smoking will be used to assess the treatment's effects on mood and smoking. Participants will be compensated $50 per session. If you would like to discuss the possibility of volunteering, please call 205-996-1198, or go to for more information about the study and to complete the online study prescreener for the UAB site. Confidentiality will be maintained for all applicants and participants.

Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, and must live within travel distance of the study site in Birmingham.
There is an ongoing psychedelic clinical research study evaluating the safety and efficacy of an intranasal study drug for patients with treatment resistant depression.

To qualify patients need to be 18-75 years of age, failed to respond to an adequate dose & duration of at least 2 medicines for depression. If currently taking antidepressants, willing and able to discontinue.

If eligible, study participants will be expected to abstain from illicit drugs for the duration of the trial & attend all study visits & follow instructions from the study doctor. Study examinations will be at no cost to you.

For more information please contact 205-996-1198 or
Chief Human Resources Officer Janet May and President Ray Watts express their thanks to all UAB employees, who continue to exemplify their commitment to UAB’s mission and shared values.
Treatment for Urge Urinary Leakage: BEST Study

This study will compare the effectiveness of two different treatments for urge urinary incontinence (UUI). One treatment is Botox injections in the bladder, and the other is an oral medication (mirabegron or vibegron).

Participants compensated up to $425.

For more information about this study, please email or at or 205-934-5498.
BrainREAD is recruiting autistic and typically-developing children, ages 7-13, with reading comprehension difficulties to participate in an MRI study that includes a free reading intervention through Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. We are also recruiting typically developing children with no reading difficulties to participate. Participation involves a pre and post session which are broken up into two days each. Day 1 consist of neuropsychological evaluations and Day 2 is the MRI scan. Participants can be compensated up to $250 for both testing sessions. If interested, please call 205-202-0616, email or visit to fill out our contact form.
February 12, 2024


We may have the right sexual health research study for YOU. Participants will be compensated.

Call us TODAY at 205-934-8166.
Our research team is currently conducting an exercise training study in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy who can walk.
  • You must be 11 - 21 years old.
  • You will be asked to walk, jump, step, and do exercises.
  • Eligible participants will have multiple visits and can be compensated up to $430 depending on your tests.

To learn more about the study, please call (205) 774-8448 or email
Led by Executive Director Lee Stone, EHS works to keep employees safe by providing services and knowledge needed to protect themselves, the UAB community and the environment.

Following a deliberate and inclusive process, UAB has launched its new strategic plan — Forging Ahead. President Ray Watts thanks everyone who contributed to the process that began in early 2022.

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