If you are 18 or older with a BMI of 35 or greater, a history of calcium oxalate kidney stones, and are desiring to lose weight, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how weight loss might impact urinary oxalate and kidney stone risk. The study requires eating a study diet for 5 days with a one-day long visit both before and after weight loss, participating in a 14-week long weight loss program with the aid of Optifast VLCD® shakes, collecting 24-hr urines, blood samples, and stool samples. Participants will have the opportunity to be compensated up to $920 for participation in the program over the 6 -8-month participation time frame. They will also receive all Optifast products and study meals for free! For more information email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu
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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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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. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, 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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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 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 about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to blood pressure. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $575 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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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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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 men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have 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 Nehal Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@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 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 men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have 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 Nehal at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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We are recruiting 9th grade Black males for a new study that is focusing on film viewing and academic functioning. The project involves viewing 4 films and completing 3 surveys with the ability to make up to $70 dollars for participating. This study is designed to take place completely from the participant’s home. If you are interested in learning more email afis.uab@gmail.com or call/text at (205) 549-3416 for more information.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. To participate, please contact Nehal at 205-934-7173 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
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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 men and women, African American or Caucasians, and have 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. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@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 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 men and women, African American or Caucasians and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at nvekariya@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at nvekariya@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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You could be eligible to participate if you are 18 or older and a premenopausal female. Also, If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, and are experiencing pain associated with endometriosis. There is no cost for your participation. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-1322 or email slangan@uabmc.edu. Compensation is available for those who qualify
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You may be eligible to participate in this important study if you are premenopausal female age 18-49, if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, and are experiencing moderate to severe pain associated with your endometriosis. There is no cost for your participation. For more information, contact our research team at 205-934-1322. Compensation is available for those who qualify. https://endometriosis-study.com/
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking sacubitril/valsartan or valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested. 
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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 men and women, African American or Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Vibhu Parcha at vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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We are looking for Black or White women ages 65-75 with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, who are willing to follow a prepared diet for 6 weeks. The commitment to this study will last approximately 7 weeks and include 1 telephone screen, 2 visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have blood taken, 4 visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have pain assessed, and 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day provided for 6 weeks. If interested, please contact the DIPPER study at dipperstudy@gmail.com or by calling 205-234-1201.
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African American men and women ages 50-65 needed for study on lifetime stress and brain functioning. We want to pay people who identify as African American/Black 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.
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We are looking for African American and Caucasian males with chronic low back pain to participate in a study to examine racial differences in the experience of chronic low back pain. To participate in this study you must have low back pain for at least 3 months, between the ages 18-85 years old, receive medical services at UAB, free from serious medical conditions, and able to come to two testing sessions one week apart. Participants will receive up to $400 for completing the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Tammie at tquinn@uab.edu or call 205-934-8743. Leave a short message with your name, number, and mention that you are interested in the ERASED study.
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You could be eligible for a research study examining changes in blood pressure during the day and night. This study involves 3 visits that are completed within 3 weeks. The first two visits are to determine your eligibility (visit 1: 45-60min, visit 2: 15-20 min). The third visit is a 30-hour weekend stay at the UAB Sleep-Wake Disorders Clinic in UAB Hospital-Highlands. Participants will provide saliva and cheek swab samples while having their blood pressure and core body temperature monitored while awake for 30 hours. Compensation will be provided at the end of the study. Participants must be Black males, age 18+ with no hypertension, migraines, seizures or history of personality disorders, bipolar disorders or psychosis. For more information, email ggloston@uabmc.edu.
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Healthy and Obese Adults Needed Obese adults, age 25 to 45 years old, are needed to determine if the timing of salt intake affects blood pressure throughout the day. This study involves 12 visits over 8 weeks. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please contact Alexis at aelambert@uabmc.edu or call (205) 582-7761 if you are interested in learning more about this study.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan on how your body handles insulin and glucose. This medication is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves exercising, taking sacubitril/valsartan or valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, vparcha@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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