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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 www.quitsmokingbaltimore.org 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.
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You or your child must be a male or female aged 6 to 17 years of age with an underlying medical condition, positive for COVID-19, and experiencing symptoms. If you qualify for the study, you will be provided the medication to take for 5 days. The entire study will last approximately 1 month, with several clinic and in home visits. Blood samples will be collected throughout the study period. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit covidpillstudy.com or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
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The participant may be healthy or have a chronic condition that puts them at risk for severe disease. Blood samples will be required over the six month study period. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
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One Breath Matters.

Are you or someone you care about age 25-35 and interested in lung health? Join the landmark Lung Health Cohort Research Study to improve the health of future generations.

The pioneering NIH-funded study will follow 4,000 young, healthy adults to paint a clearer picture of lung health and the factors involved in predicting and preventing lung disease.

To learn more, visit: Lung.org/lung-study 
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Adult ages 40-80 are needed for a study about the anti-inflammatory effects of ensifentrine in patients with COPD. The study involves 7 visits in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $700. For more information, call 205-996-2727 or email Carrie at LungHealth@uabmc.edu.
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If you have asthma, are at least 18 years of age, in the Los Angeles Region, (California) haven’t had oral steroids in at least 4 weeks, and are willing to donate 30 mL of blood, equivalent to two tablespoons, please contact Racheal Ogbebor at email Rachealogbebor@gmail.com.
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Need participants for an asthma study: If you have asthma, are at least 18 years of age, haven’t had oral steroids in at least 4 weeks, and are willing to donate 30 mL of blood, equivalent to two tablespoons, please contact Dr. Prescott Atkinson at 205-999-7688 or email patkinson@peds.uab.edu
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Healthy non-smokers 65 and older needed for pneumonia study. Compensation available. Call the Lung Health Center. 934-5555
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