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 50 or older, be 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.
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.
Women experiencing overactive bladder symptoms who have not been helped by behavioral therapy and medical therapy or have not tolerated medical therapy and desire further evaluation may be eligible for a new study. HydrA is a UAB Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery study that compares Botox® bladder injections to Botox® bladder injections with hydrodistention (filling of the bladder with sterile water for 5 minutes prior to the botox injection) to help reduce overactive bladder symptoms. For more information, call 934-2569. Compensation is provided.
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.
Researchers at UAB are studying how a widely prescribed medication may help older adults benefit from resistance exercise and improve muscle size and strength. Study procedures include a free personal training program plus health and fitness screenings at UAB. Eligibility requirements include: • Age 65 and older; • In good general health. For more information complete the questionnaire at: www.uab.edu/masters-trial, call 205-934-6231 or email masterstrial@uab.edu. Benefits of resistance exercise includes: • Increased strength and muscle quality; improved daily function; relief of joint/back pain, improved flexibility; bone health, reduction in falls, weight maintenance, sleep improvement; and improved blood sugar control.
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.
Lesbian and bisexual women needed to study how bacterial vaginosis — the most common vaginal infection — occurs. We want to understand the behaviors that put women at risk for this common infection and we want to improve screening and prevention. 205-996-2780
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.
You may qualify to participate in a research study to evaluate the effect of an FDA-approved medication used for rheumatoid arthritis to see its effective in reducing risk of future heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death. Are you at least 18 years old? Have you had a heart attack or Coronary Artery Disease? Do you have type II Diabetes Mellitus or Metabolic Syndrome? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost.  Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or email ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
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.
Never worn contact lenses? Are you over 18? Want to be paid up to $60 for a 2 hour visit? If you answered “yes” to those questions, contact Meghan at the Clinical Eye Research Facility, 205-934-6734, email: megfran@uab.edu, or take the online survey at www.uab.edu/cerfsurvey.
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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