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.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 26-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat Type 2 DM. To qualify, you must be age 19 or older, Type 2 Diabetes, taking Metformin or diet and exercise only to control your blood sugars. Qualified participants will receive study drug, diet/exercise counseling, EKG, Physical and diabetic supplies. 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 contact (205)996-4015 or (205)996-4020
Local physicians are part of a larger clinical trial utilizing an investigational medical device for people with post-amputation pain. If you are experiencing moderate to severe post-amputation pain not controlled by medication, we invite you to learn more. Qualifications for the study include: one amputated lower limb; frequent and recurring amputation pain; willingness to undergo implant surgery; and 21 years of age or older. Alicia Kindred at 205-934-4711 or aliciakindred@uabmc.edu
Local physicians are part of a larger clinical trial utilizing an investigational medical device for people with post-amputation pain. If you are experiencing moderate to severe post-amputation pain not controlled by medication, we invite you to learn more. Qualifications for the study include: one amputated lower limb; frequent and recurring amputation pain; willingness to undergo implant surgery; and age 21 or older. For participation information, please email aliciakindred@uabmc.edu, jpough@uabmc.edu or call 934-4711 or 975-2847 to speak with Alicia Kindred (Study Coordinator) or Joseph Pough (Research Assistant).
Female ages 40-75 with heart disease and who are uninsured or underinsured and would like to receive exercise training in a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact Kelsey Miller at 205.934.6414 or kelsm10@uab.edu
If you are interested in participating in a research about study behaviors focusing on prescription stimulant use, please contact Joy Barros at 205-746-7431. If you meet the criteria, you can schedule a time to complete a 15-20 minute survey followed by an in-person interview, approximately lasting an hour. Food and drinks will be available during the interview and participants will receive a t-shirt and sports bottle at the conclusion of the interview.
Have you had recurrent BV (bacterial vaginal infections) 2 or more times in the past 12 months?  We are conducting a sexual partner study for treatment of the female and male sexual partners as a way to prevent BV. Medication at no cost to you. Couples can receive up to $300. Joy, 205-996-2780
Volunteers needed for study of the impact of food preservatives on phosphorus metabolism. You may not participate if you have certain health problems like thyroid disease, are pregnant, smoke, use chronic antacids or are very obese. Involves 7 visits over 14 weeks. Food and compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or alexlm@uab.edu.

You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effect 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 and Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. E-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.

Are you in good physical health with no history of psychiatric disorders? You may be eligible for a research study examining the relationship between early life stress, depression, and glucose metabolism. Compensation provided. For more information, please contact the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207
You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You CANNOT get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy men and women aged 18-50 who are HIV negative are needed for an investigational HIV vaccine study. You cannot get HIV by receiving the vaccine. Compensation is provided after enrollment for all eligible participants. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-4099.
Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
Are you ages of 55-65, HIV negative and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
Men and women ages 18-40 with mild or borderline high blood pressure may be eligible to participate in a 14-week study for high blood pressure. Eligible participants will receive study medication, blood pressure checks, physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost. Participants will be paid up to $75 for each completed study visit, up to $325. Call or email Stephanie at (205) 975-7001 or sbiggers@uab.edu
In our study of patients with resistant hypertension, we have shown that vascular function improves with the use of spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. Spironolactone has also been shown to reduce urinary protein loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. We are looking for men and women, ages 19-65, with Stage III CKD, non-diabetic or who have controlled diabetes, and who are not currently taking spironolactone or amiloride. The study lasts 16 weeks, with six visits, and compensation and parking will be provided for all six visits. If interested, please contact Cassidy Clevenger at (205) 934-6745.
Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440.
You may qualify for this study if you are age 65 and older and have never received a pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine. Ideal candidates for participation will need to be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are eligible to receive the clinically recommended pneumococcal vaccines. This study will help us better understand human immune responses after receiving FDA-approved Prevnar and Pneumovax pneumococcal vaccines. Compensation will be provided after qualified participants are enrolled. Spaces are limited. Please call 205-996-4099 for more information.
Participants ages 16-19 and 65 and older needed for an exciting new driving study. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license, drive at least 3 days a week, have no severe physical disabilities that would prohibit participation in full protocol, no evidence of dementia and own a cell phone with texting capabilities. Minimal risk involved. Requires 1 visit (2.5 hours) to UAB that involves driving in a simulator and completing questionnaires and tasks. If eligible, you can be compensated $50. For more information, please call us at 205-975-9440 and ask for the CRUISE study.
Men and women aged 18-50 who have been diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV-2) are needed for an investigational therapeutic herpes vaccine study. You must be in general good health and you must have had genital herpes for at least one year with multiple occurrences (outbreaks). Additional inclusion criteria applies. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information or to see if you qualify, call 205-996-4099.
Have you been taking PrEP for at least 3 months? Are you at least 20 years old, HIV negative, and in general good health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study researching mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in aging in HIV infection. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit and an optional fitness test to measure heart rate and expired gases. Compensation is provided after enrollment for those who qualify. Appointments available on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 205-975-2841.
This research study will test if educational text messages can improve sleep quality and sleep behaviors in college students. The six-week study will start Oct. 3. You will complete a survey by Oct. 1 and again at the end of the 6 weeks. Must be a full-time freshman, 18-19 years old, living in a dorm with a cellphone and unlimited text messaging. Students who are pregnant, have a sleep disorder or are taking sleep medications are excluded. Participants who complete the study will receive 2 movie tickets. Survey link: goo.gl/9ijKkh. Direct questions to Kathryn Jones, kej@uab.edu or 205-908-4091.
The UAB Clinical Eye Research Facility is evaluating the benefits of warm compresses in soft contact lens wearers with discomfort. Must be at least 18+ years and willing to come for three study visits during a one-month period (totaling approximately 3.5 hours) for which you will receive $60 in compensation. Contact Anna Ablamowicz, 205-996-6576 or aablamow@uab.edu.
If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you  must be a Stage II or Stage III colorectal cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. 205-934-6326
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