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The purpose of this study is to help research scientists and physicians gain a better understanding of how the brain works as well as understand why some people respond well to drug treatment for mental disorders and why others do not. Participation involves 5 study visits over the course of 16 weeks with MRI scans of the brain, questionnaires and assessments related to daily and psychiatric functioning, and an optional blood sample. You will be compensated up to $400 for your participation. For more information and to see if you qualify please contact Lindsay McCormick at (205) 996-9813 or lkmccormick@uabmc.edu
Healthy and obese African American adults ages 25 to 45 years old are needed to study the effect of the time of day of salt intake on changes in blood pressure during the day. You will not be able to participate if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or use certain medications. Involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Compensation provided. Contact Alex at 205-975-9743 or alexlm@uabmc.edu .
You may be eligible to participate in this important study if you are female and 21 years of age or older, if you are experiencing urine leakage with the feeling of urgency, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.
Researchers in the School of Medicine are recruiting smokers 18 years or older and under criminal justice supervision who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day to participate in a smoking cessation study. The study is 9 months long and consists of 10 study appointments. You will only come to our office for the first study appointment that lasts 2-3 hours. The remaining 9 appointments will be completed over the phone and by email or text message with study staff and will last between 30-60 minutes each. Eligible participants receive 4 weekly smoking cessation counseling sessions and 12 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy medication (patches and lozenges) to use during the study. You can receive up to $440 for completing all 10 study visits plus a couple of incentive programs. You will be paid using UAB ClinCard, which is like a debit card that is loaded with your study payment after each study appointment is completed. For more information about our study, please call our research staff at 205-207-1586.
We are enrolling opioid users without a history of psychosis, endocrine diseases, inflammatory diseases, or autoimmune diseases. If you meet these criteria you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Compensation provided up to $80. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-8336.
The information learned from this research may contribute towards the development of effective methods to treat and prevent infection. We are looking for people age 18 or older who tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered from their symptoms. If enrolled, you may be asked to provide blood, nose swabs, saliva, and/or sputum samples. You will be compensated for your time. Please call (205) 996-4099 or email avrc@uabmc.edu for more information.
If so, you could be eligible to participate in a new research study that aims to better understand the role of the immune system in fibromyalgia. The Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at UAB is looking for women with Fibromyalgia, and women who are healthy and without pain. Participants will come to UAB for a 2-hour screening visit and a 9-hour (all-day) study session. During the study session, we will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and markers of immune activity. You will provide blood samples and undergo brain imaging before and after the immune activation procedure. You will be paid $650 for completing both visits. Participants must be: currently suffering from moderate to severe Fibromyalgia, or be a healthy female and ages 18-55, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, without significant other medical conditions such as heart disease, not using any opioid medication, for example, Norco, Tramadol, Percocet. To participate, please contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or e-mail ijordan@uab.edu.

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
Seeking participants for the effects of mood on attention study. Must be age 21 or older. Must be in good health. Attend one session and earn between $10 and $30. For more information please contact: Mood Study Researchers 205-975-7809 or Caitlin Clevenger, PhD 205-996-2452.
If the answer is yes, we invite you to take part in a voluntary study ‘Feasibility, Acceptability, and Validity of Energy Intake Measurement in Multiple Sclerosis. What will you do? You will be asked to complete 2 assessment visits and go through a measure of your energy expenditure, body composition, cognition and questionnaires about your diet and physical activity. Why is this research important? Research examining the influence of diet on multiple sclerosis (MS) disease course and symptoms is a top priority among persons with MS and those who are working to end MS disease. There are currently no valid measures of energy intake in persons with MS. We are recruiting adults without MS in order to compare the accuracy of measurements of energy intake that will be used in future studies to measure relationships between diet and symptoms in MS. What’s in it for me? You will be helping others by contributing to ongoing MS research and you will receive $75 for completing each assessment. For more information, contact Stephanie by telephone (205) 975 1306 or e-mail enrl@uabmc.edu
You could be eligible to participate in a new research study that aims to better understand the role of the immune system in fibromyalgia. The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently looking for healthy women. We will induce a temporary immune response and assess its effect on symptoms and markers of immune activity. Participants must be healthy, female and aged 45-55, not pregnant or currently planning to become pregnant, without any significant medical conditions such as heart disease, and not using any opioid medication. To find out more about this study, contact Indonesia at 205-289-8748 or ijordan@uab.edu. For further information regarding questions, concerns, or complaints about research, research-related injury, and questions about the rights of research participants, please call 1-866-860-3411.
Researchers at UAB are recruiting vape users to study naturally occurring psychological States. Participants do not have to want to quit to participate. You will have the opportunity to be compensated more than $210 for your participation. For more information please call our research staff at (205) 996-0323.
UAB is currently offering a no-cost research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call UAB at (205) 975-7721.
BAPS is a new Breast Cancer Recovery study opening at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of our focus on healthy recovery from cancer and its treatment, we try to offer programs that will support women in their recovery. We are studying a new program that is designed to help women find ways to be active and productive in all areas of life including managing work and employment, taking care of their home and family, and doing healthy activities such as exercise, leisure, hobbies, and socializing. The 9-session program happens over the telephone, at times that are convenient for you. If you would like to learn more about the study, please call 205-934-5277

We are looking for adults with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of whole fruit can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. You may be eligible if you are 20-65 years old, overweight (BMI 27-45), diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years, and are not taking insulin. Participants will be provided with meals for 12 weeks, a high-speed Vita-Mix blender, and $1,375 for completing the study. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking only highly motivated and dedicated participants. If you are interested, please complete the brief electronic form at http://bit.ly/fruit_study. For more information, please contact Cody Hanick at chanick@uab.edu or (205) 484-5633.

This study is evaluating the usefulness of a new measure in adults with multiple sclerosis and how sleep impacts MS-specific symptoms and outcomes, such as physical and cognitive function. The study will involve three testing sessions across three weeks and you will receive $25 for each 90-minute testing session. If you're interested in more information, contact Katie by email enrl@uabmc.edu or phone at (205) 975-1306.
Adult Volunteers Healthy adults ages 18 to 45 years old are needed to study the effect of supplemental phosphorus on the human metabolome. You will not be able to participate if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or use chronic antacids or laxatives. Involves 4 visits (30 minutes each) over 6 weeks. Compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743 or alexlm@uab.edu
If you are 18-60 years old, have a BMI greater than or equal to 27 and do not have a history of binge-eating disorder, you may be eligible to participate. If eligible, you will receive up to $60 in compensation. This is a 4-visit, IRB-approved study sponsored by the UAB Department of Psychology, investigating a lifestyle weight-loss method that does not use dieting, exercise or active drugs. For more information, please call 205-598-7451.
Researchers at the UAB are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition and other outcomes related to the risk of certain diseases. If you are age 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information please call 205-975-4113.
We are recruiting new moms who have had a baby within the past 6 to 10 weeks for PLUS –The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium. The study involves completing a survey, two bladder diaries and one clinic visit at The Kirklin Clinic. There is no cost for your participation and parking tickets for Kirklin Clinic will be validated. If eligible, you may receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, call 205-975-9959.
The purpose of the Feed Me Study is to examine the naturally occurring bacteria in the gut of women and the impact these bacteria may have on weight loss. We are looking for women who are non-Hispanic black or non-Hispanic white. Generally healthy ages 19-65 and currently overweight. Participation involves eating study-provided meals only for 4 weeks, completing questionnaires, basic body measurements, and providing stool and blood samples. Meals provided at no cost to the participant and additional compensation is available. Contact the Feed Me Study at 205-934-1715 to learn more.
We are looking for adolescents ages 10 to 21 years old, who are physically healthy and have no history of mental illness to participate in a research study on depression and suicide. This study can be completed in one 2-hour visit and you can receive up to $75 compensation. To determine if you're eligible for this study, please call Kristine at 205-975-8542.
We want to pay people who identify as African Americans to help us see if stress and other lifestyle factors can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations and might be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves two visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI at UAB Highlands Hospital. A check of $75 will be mailed to you at the end of the study. For more information, visit: http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/participate.html or leave a voice message at 205-348-2808.
UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in adults with type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, for less than 5 years. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 35-65, are African American or European American, are not using insulin, and are willing to travel to UAB for testing visits. Qualified participants will receive weekly groceries, personal health information, group support sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and monetary compensation for your time. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 205-934-4386 or email LLG@uab.edu.
If you have major depressive disorder (MDD) and are in a current depressive episode, we invite you to learn about a research study of an investigational drug that is taken with your current antidepressant medication. In this study, researchers will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug as an add on therapy to your current antidepressant medication. To prequalify for this study you must be 18 to 65 years of age, have been diagnosed with recurrent MDD, be in a current major depressive episode for at least the last 8 weeks, and not experiencing a satisfactory improvement in your symptoms of depression with your current treatment. All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please contact (205) 934-2484
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