Mental exercises may help some people think faster and better. This study seeks to examine whether the amount of such mental exercises can help people think better. All information is confidential and you will be compensated $100 for the first visit; other visits with compensation may follow. To qualify, you must be 40 or older, be HIV-positive & diagnosed for at least 1 year, speak English, and be a patient at the UAB 1917 Clinic. For more information, please contact (205) 996-0196.
The TOPS Study seeks to examine whether the amount of such mental exercises can help people think better. All information is confidential and you will be compensated $50 for the first visit; other visits with compensation may follow. To qualify, you must be 40 or older, HIV-positive — diagnosed for at least 1 year — and speak English. For more information, please contact (205) 934-6174.
Then you and your baby may be eligible to participate in a study to measure the nutrients and hormones in your breast milk and look at whether they influence your baby’s feeding behaviors and growth. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, and have a healthy baby that is less than 4 weeks old and being fed ONLY breast milk (no formula or cereal). For this study, you will be asked to come to UAB with your baby for 2-3 study visits. You will be compensated for your time. If you have any questions or to confirm eligibility, please contact Camille Schneider at (205) 975-5664 or cschneid@uab.edu.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is looking for individuals to take a low dose of naltrexone or a placebo for 6 months. Every participant will receive the drug at some point during the study. You will be asked to come in for a screening session; to complete a daily symptom questionnaire and to provide blood samples during the 6-month period. If eligible, you will be compensated up to $425. Participants must: Have moderate to severe chronic fatigue (for at least 12 months); Not be pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant; Be without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease; and Not currently using opioid medications. For more about this study, call (205) 530-8006.
ASPIRE is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study that compares three surgical procedures that are currently used to repair vaginal prolapse.  Women who have had a hysterectomy, feel or see a vaginal bulge and desire further evaluation may be eligible. For more information, call 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
You may be eligible for the TWEAK Trial. A randomized clinical trial at UAB to determine if strength training rehabilitation improves recovery after joint replacement. Participants receive free health and functional status monitoring, free body composition and fitness testing, $500 for participation, and free personal exercise testing (half of the participants). Supervised exercise training program with certified trainers (half of participants): 3 days per week for 16 weeks at the Exercise Clinical Trials Facility at UAB. For more information, please call 205-934-6231.
The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab is looking for individuals to take part in a research study. We will induce a temporary immune response and test how this affects fibromyalgia symptoms and markers of immune activity. You will be asked to come in for a screening session and, if eligible, two experimental sessions. You will be compensated up to $1025. Participants must have fibromyalgia, not be pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant, be without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease, and not currently using opioid medications. To find out more about this study, please call (205) 530-8006.
Are you concerned about your bone and joint health? Men and women age 45-69 are needed for a Bone and Joint Health Study, a study about how physical activities and other factors affect the health of your bones and joints.  Compensation is provided.  Call 205-975-7223, Option 2 for more information!
Are you feeling sad, down, hopeless? Feeling guilty? Experiencing loss of interest in activities? Having difficulty concentrating? Sleeping too little or too much? 19-70 years old? In good physical health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-8336.
There is a clinical study at UAB enrolling people with depression. If you have a history of depression or are currently depressed, please call us at 934-8336 for screening and enrolling. You will be compensated up to $120 if you complete the study.
Researchers are looking to evaluate the safety and immune response of an antibody against HIV, called (VRC07 523LS), in order to determine how much of the antibody remains in the body as time passes, and to determine how the body’s response to the antibody changes depending on the dosage amount when given to healthy, HIV-uninfected adults ages 18-50. The study is 2.5 years with 23 visits. Of those visits, 4 or 5 of those will be infusion visits. Visits to our clinic range from 30-90 minutes and entail a brief physical exam, small blood draw, IV insertions (if assigned to infusion group), injections (if assigned to injection group), HIV Counseling and testing, and completion of a diary. You are compensated for your time and travel up to $1,850. For more information, or to see if you are eligible for this study, please contact at 205-934-6777 or uab.edu/avrc.
Volunteers needed: Male or female ages 18-59, must be proficient in English, with normal vision and hearing ability, and with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), in partial or full remission after starting an SSRI or SNRI antidepressant in the past 24 months. You may be eligible to participate in a research study. To determine your eligibility, please call Kristine at 205-975-8542.
We are currently seeking cardiac surgical patients to participate in the LEVO-CTS research study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate an investigational drug with the potential to improve outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass and/or heart valve surgery. Minimum eligibility requirements: Must be 18 years or older, your physician has diagnosed you with coronary vessel disease requiring bypass surgery and/or the need for heart valve surgery. Talk to your cardiologist or your heart surgeon for additional information. Questions can also be answered by Alicia Kindred or D'Netria Jackson at 205-934-4711 or 205-975-2088.
If you are 18-65 years old, have a child 12-65 willing to participate in the study with you, generally healthy, with or without history of early life trauma you may be eligible to participate in a research study to explore whether you can pass along your stress to your children. Compensation provided: parents $100/children $25. For more information and to determine eligibility, please call Katlyn at 975-4208.
You may qualify to participate in a national research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®). Are you at least 50 years old? Are you taking Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia or Simponi? If yes, and if you have never received the shingles vaccine, you may qualify. The duration of the study is 6 months. Participants will be compensated. Zostavax ® is an approved vaccine for people ages 50 and older and has been shown to be very effective to prevent zoster (shingles) and related complications. However it has NOT been studied in patients who are taking Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia or Simponi. The Varicella zostER VaccinE Study (VERVE) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). UAB is coordinating the VERVE study. For more information, please call (205) 934-2993 or email verve@uab.edu
If you are age 18-40, you may qualify to participate in a 14-week study for borderline high blood pressure. Eligible participants receive study medication, blood pressure checks, and lab tests at no cost. Participants are compensated up to $325 for completed visits. Call Eve at 205-975-7001 to schedule a screening visit.
The UAB Office of Psychiatric Research is conducting a study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. In order to qualify, you must have no history of anxiety, psychosis, mania, substance dependence within a year. You must also have no history of endocrine, cardiovascular, or inflammatory diseases. To see if you may qualify, please call (205) 975-4207.
If you ages 18 and older AND have either heart failure (in the past 2 years) or a heart attack (in the past year) you may qualify for a research study. What happens in the study? • vaccination with either high dose (investigational for adults under the age of 65) OR standard dose flu shot, provided at no cost to you (once per year, up to 3 years); •monitoring any heart or lung related hospital visits; • telephone follow-up • optional blood draw. Patients who have already received their flu shot this year are not eligible to enroll. Participants will be compensated. For more information about how you can participate in INVESTED, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at 205-934-9281.
You  may qualify to participate in a national 8-week research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication to treat patients with resistant hypertension. Are you 40-85 years old? Do you have high blood pressure? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams, laboratory tests, ABPM and ECG at no cost. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
You could be a candidate for a research study evaluating a new procedure for treating high blood pressure. Are you age 18-75? Are you willing to stop or change your current blood pressure medicine for a short time if supervised by a doctor? If yes and you want more information regarding the RADIANCE-HTN STUDY, please contact the UAB Hypertension Clinic at bloodpressure@uab.edu. Participants will be reimbursed for travel and study visits expenses.

Are you ages 18-75? Are you currently taking medication specifically for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, also known as Pulmonary Hypertension? You may qualify for participation in the ongoing LIBERTY research study. If you would like more information, please contact the UAB Cardiovascular Clinical Trial Unit, 205-975-9964.

You may qualify to participate in an international research study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Are you at least 18 years old? Do you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and a clinical diagnosis of kidney disease? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, physical exams, laboratory tests and ECG at no cost. Participants will  be reimbursed for time and travel. For more information, call the UAB Hypertension Program at 934-9281 or e-mail ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
A 24-month research study is being conducted by the UAB School of Dentistry to determine the effectiveness of a commercially available tooth colored dental filling materials bonded on the sides of teeth with three adhesives. Enrollment in the study requires that the subject be available for the 24-month study period. Screening appointments now are available and subjects needing fillings on the sides of their teeth are likely candidates. The fillings are free and a monetary incentive is paid at each recall visit. To determine if you are eligible for this study, call LaTara 996-5747.
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