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Are you a HIV negative, generally healthy adult between the ages of 18-55?
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are seeking volunteers for a phase 1 HIV prevention study. This study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of synthetic DNAs encoding in adults without HIV. This trial is in search of healthy HIV negative adults between the ages of 18-55. Procedures will include blood draws and injections of study vaccine, as well as the collection of white blood cells. White blood cells will be collected by a procedure called leukapheresis. Participants will be compensated for their efforts in this study.

If you are interested, please call 205-934-6777 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
You can also fill out our contact form at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc/contact-us/
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles sugar. This medication is related to blood pressure and is safe to take with or without hypertension. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Haley at 205-975-5825 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
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The Functional Outcomes from Diet in Multiple Sclerosis (FOOD for MS) study will test whether eating healthy foods and losing weight can improve physical function, pain, fatigue, mood, and sleep in adults with relapsing-remitting or secondary progressing MS. We will also explore the how diet impacts inflammation, immunity, and metabolic biomarkers that may contribute to MS symptoms and progression. Eligible participants must be 18-65 years old, diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis or Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and be able to travel to one of our two study sites, Birmingham, Alabama or St. Louis, Missouri three times points over 8 months. Participants will be compensated $150 for completing all study visits and have their groceries provided for the length of the study. Please contact Kathryn Green at kathryngreen@uabmc.edu or by phone 205-319-1424 or Meghan Taylor at meghan13@uab.edu for more information and to see if you qualify.
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Healthy adults needed for a study on vitamin C
If you are 18 or older and in good health, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand how vitamin C is related to oxalate metabolism, an element of calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how body weight impacts this. The study requires eating a study diet for 6 days, collecting 24-hr urines and blood samples with a one-day long visit at the UAB Clinical research unit. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $490 is offered.
For more information email kidneystone@uabmc.edu
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Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, genesis@uabmc.edu or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
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We are conducting a research project to examine effects of a coach-guided videoconferencing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program on improving psychological health (e.g., depressive symptoms) in persons with a spinal cord injury sustained within 5 years. You may qualify for the study if you are adults (age 18 or over) who had a traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury within 5 years and have a web-enabled device (a computer/laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet PC) with the internet access at home. This study will involve completion of questionnaires three times and 8 weekly videoconferencing sessions by the ACT coach if you are assigned to the ACT group. Participants will be compensation at study completion (up to $215 as the ACT group). For questions and more information, contact Jessica Hawkins at jshawkins@uabmc.edu or 205-975-2882.
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The benefits of taking statins for older adults without heart disease are not fully understood. About 20,000 older adults along with a team of researchers and clinicians across the country will be involved in the PREVENTABLE study. The purpose is to learn if taking a statin is helpful for older adults. Are you a good fit for PREVENTABLE? Contact the study team to find out.

See the website at www. preventabletrial.org

Please call or text: (205) 224-2567 or email destinytaylor@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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We are looking for people who identify as trans or cisgender, are 18-65 years of age and would like to take part in a research study examining the impact of gender identity, hormone levels and sex assigned at birth to pain sensitivity and immune cell activity. The commitment to this study will last approximately 3 hours where you will fill out questionnaires, have a single blood draw and take part in pain sensitivity testing. Participants must: Be free from certain health conditions (HIX+, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension). Participants can be on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) or not. Participants will receive up to $100. To find out more about this study, call 205-834-3625 or email shinestudyuab@gmail.com.
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We are conducting a research project to evaluate if coach-guided videoconferencing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is effective for improving psychological health in family caregivers of people with dementia. You may qualify for the study if you are adults (age 18 or over) who are currently taking the primary responsibility for the care of a relative with dementia living in the community (i.e., your relative is not living in a nursing home) and have a web-enabled device (a computer/laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet PC) with the internet access at home. This study will involve completion of questionnaires three times and 10 weekly videoconferencing sessions by the ACT coach if you are assigned to the ACT group. Participants will be compensation at study completion (up to $150 as the ACT group). For questions and more information, contact Jessica Hawkins at jshawkins@uabmc.edu or 205-975-2882.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study: If you are a healthy female, between age of 18-50, still having a regular menstrual cycle & you are NOT on hormonal birth control (birth control pills or shots (i.e. Depo shot) or IUD, like Mirena). And, if you are willing to undergo an endometrial biopsy procedure. Participants will be compensated total of $200. Only requires 2 visits. For information, call us at 205-934-5498 or email Stephanie Clevenger at slangan@uabmc.edu.
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If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu. Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
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Do you have a loved one with agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia? Is their agitation becoming overwhelming? Examples of some easily identifiable agitated behaviors are: restlessness, screaming, shouting, throwing things, resistiveness, constant unwarranted requests for attention or help, pacing/aimless wandering, kicking, hitting others or self, pushing people, hurting self or others, tearing things or destroying property. In this study, researchers want to find out if an investigational drug called AVP-786 is safe and effective (useful) in managing agitation in adults with Alzheimer’s dementia, when compared to a placebo. If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, please call (205) 996-5987 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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The RECOVER study was designed in partnership with many of the nation’s top experts in treatment-resistant depression, and approved by Medicare, to provide additional evidence of the benefit of VNS Therapy. If the results confirm previous studies, Medicare and other insurers may start to cover it.

People who participate in RECOVER will receive VNS Therapy and all study-related care at no cost to them.

To join the RECOVER study, you must be 18 years or
older and:

1. Currently depressed
2. Have depression, or bipolar depression, that has lasted for at least two years or recurred several times
3. Have tried at least four types of antidepressant treatments and not found them helpful
4. Have Medicare Insurance
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We are currently seeking Gulf War Veterans to participate in a brain imaging research study. Healthy Gulf War Veterans and Veterans with chronic health problems are invited to participate. Participation involves 1-2 visits to UAB for 2.5 hours total. Participants undergo MRI brain scan, blood draw, and complete several questionnaires. Participants who complete the study receive $150 compensation. Please email chloej@uab.edu or call 205-434-1502 for more information and to find out if you're eligible.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy African American men having no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested

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You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to blood pressure and is safe to take with or without hypertension. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Haley at 205-975-5825 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.

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Are you a caregiver? Do you know someone that is a caregiver? Would you like to earn $20? If so, the Caring for Adults with Difficulties Study (CFAD) needs you! This study examines stressors of caregivers to aging adults, their social support networks, caregiving demands, and personal experiences. To be eligible, you must care for a family member or friend at least 5 hours per week. You must also complete a 45 minute survey online or over the phone. Please contact us by phone (205-975-9452) or email (mjfields@uab.edu). We look forward to your participation asa we are still recruiting participants!
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The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are seeking volunteers for a phase 1 HIV prevention study. This study tests the body’s immune system response to, a protein similar to what is found in HIV. The immune response prepares the body to recognize the same protein in HIV and fight the virus if a person is exposed to HIV in the future. Participants will be compensated over $750 for their efforts.

If you are interested, please call 205-934-6777 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
You can also fill out our contact form at https://sites.uab.edu/avrc/contact-us/
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Receive compensation and Free 20-Week Exercise Program.

Eligible enrolled participants will receive:
- Supervised exercise training at no cost
- Blood pressure medication at no cost
- Convenient parking at no cost
- Compensation for time

If you are interested, please call 205-996-3005 and mention The ACES Study or apply here -https://www.uab.edu/medicine/exercise/volunteer-clinical-trials/aces-trial.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Family and Community Medicine, is conducting a 12-month research study to test the effectiveness of a diabetes management intervention. If you have type 2 diabetes, are 18 years or older, and self-identify as Black or African American, you may be eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study.

For more information, please contact us at: 205-224-2567, or freedom@uabmc.edu, or fill out this pre-screening form and we will get in touch with you: https://redcap.link/freedom
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB. You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must have a BMI: 30-45 kg/m2), have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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The Targeted Exercise for African Americans with Multiple Sclerosis (TEAAMS) study will examine whether a 16-week home-based, racially-tailored exercise training program can provide improvements in walking dysfunction, symptoms, and quality of life among Black/African Americans with MS who live in rural communities in the Southeastern US. Eligible participants must be 18-64 years old, diagnosed with MS, self-identify as Black or African American, and live in the Southeastern US. Participants will be compensated $90 for completing all study visits. Please contact Edson Flores at enrl@uic.edu or (833) 727-1887 for more information and to see if you qualify.
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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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