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We are looking for adults with type 2 diabetes for an exciting research study to see whether meal timing and/or bright light therapy can improve your blood sugar, reset your body clock, and improve your overall health. You may be eligible if you have type 2 diabetes, are 30-80 years old, are not taking insulin, and usually wake up between 5:00 and 9:00 am. The main part of the study lasts 16 weeks and involves two overnight tests in our clinic, which can be done on weekends, if preferred. Participants will receive $2400 for completing the study. If you are interested, please complete the brief electronic form at http://bit.ly/clocksstudy to apply for the study. Or for more information, please contact Kimberly Armstead at CLOCKSSTUDY@uab.edu or 205-484-5633.

We are looking for adults for an exciting research study to see whether meal timing can improve your blood sugar and your overall health. Participants will be randomly selected to either graze throughout the day, skip breakfast, or skip dinner for 8 weeks. You may be eligible if you are 30-70 years old, are overweight, are not taking diabetes medication, and wake up between 5:00 and 8:00 am regularly. Adults with prediabetes, blood sugar issues, or a family history of diabetes are encouraged to apply. This study involves two overnight tests in our clinic plus eating only food that we provide you. Participants will receive $1200 for completing the study and 8 weeks of meals, valued at a total of $2400. If you are interested, please visit https://bit.ly/mealtimingstudy to apply for the study. Or for more information, please contact Kimberly Armstead at mealtiming@uab.edu or 205 484-5633.

Is your child in good health without Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Thyroid dysfunction, Autoimmune diseases, Moderate to Severe Intellectual disability, or Taking medications affecting? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at UAB. Compensation up to $140 for two visits, each visit lasting 5 hours. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at Call: 205-975-4207
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.
Healthy men and women, 18 – 75 yrs, are needed for a study exploring the reason why individuals who have diabetes have an increased risk of forming a calcium oxalate kidney stone. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 4 days and collecting urine and blood. Compensation $130. Please phone Demond at 205-934- 5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.
Individuals with a history of kidney stones, 18 – 75 yrs, are needed for a study exploring factors impacting oxalate metabolism in kidney stone formers. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 4 days and collecting urine and blood. Compensation $130. Please phone Demond at 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.
Major Depressive Disorder patients may be able to contribute to our understanding of depression. If you have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that hasn’t responded to anti-depressant medication, learn about this research study of an investigational drug for MDD. As part of their study participation, patients will be regularly evaluated and closely monitored by a team of medical professionals. To pre-qualify for this study, you must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have been diagnosed with MDD; be in a current depressive episode for at least 8 weeks but not more than 12 months; and have been taking an antidepressant medication for at least the last 8 weeks. Additional criteria will apply. All study-related visits, tests, and study drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
Get involved in a research study that aims to understand how chronic pain from knee osteoarthritis may change learning. We are looking for adults aged 40-65 with knee pain due to osteoarthritis who are willing to have their brains scanned during a learning procedure. The commitment to this study will last approximately 2 hours and include one telephone screen and one visit to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have your brain scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during a learning task. If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $50. We are also recruiting healthy controls with no chronic pain. If you are interested, please send a message to foamstudy.uab@gmail.com or call 205-234-1201.
Researchers at the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in HIV vaccine research studies. Procedures include the collection of medical and sexual history, blood and urine samples for lab testing, and a physical exam. Additional tests, such as STI testing, electrocardiograms, pap smears, and pregnancy testing may also be required. Screening visit compensation is $20, with additional compensation earned for study participation. You cannot get HIV from the vaccine. For more information, please call 205-934-7492 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
Researchers in the School of Medicine are recruiting people from the general public age 18 years or older to participate in a research study. The study is one remote visit that consists of filling out questionnaires online. The purpose of the study is to examine the racial differences in sleep patterns as it relates to cigarette smoking and smoking dependence. Results from this study may help in designing better treatments for quitting smoking. If you are eligible and decide to enroll, this study will take approximately one hour to complete, and you will be compensated $40 for your time. To see if you qualify go to: https://bit.ly/3wjtT2F 
If you are 18 years of age or older. Have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication. Are feeling sad, down, or hopeless. Are feeling guilty, tense, or irritable, and are in good physical health. You may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing medications with transcranial magnetic stimulation. You will receive compensation for your time. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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 leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of dietary protein and resistance training in weight loss. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in the State of Slim weight loss program and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will meet in virtual group classes on a weekly basis for 4 months and monthly virtual group classes for the remainder of the year. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $300 to reimburse for time and travel to study classes and study visits. You may qualify for this weight loss research study if you: Are 50 years old or older. Have obesity (BMI of 30-50 kg/m2 or 25-50 kg/m² if you use a wheelchair). Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in virtual group weight loss classes, follow the State of Slim diet and exercise recommendations, and complete five study visits over a 12-month period at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.
We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of different components of a lifestyle intervention program in family medicine clinics. The study will last approximately 6 months. Participants will receive nutrition or exercise counseling and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will receive weekly counseling sessions for the first 2 months of the study, and bi-monthly counseling sessions for the remaining 4 months of the study. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $300 to reimburse for time and travel to study visits. You may qualify for this research study if you: Are 18-75 years old. Not pregnant or lactating. Have a BMI of ≥ 27 kg/m² - Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in regular counseling sessions and attend 4 study visits at UAB’s Family and Community Medicine clinic over the course of the 6-month study. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.
UAB Psychiatry is looking for healthy volunteers without any psychiatric illness to participate in a study called “Disrupted Social Preference in Early Psychosis." The main purpose of this research project is to gather information on the nature of problems in social information processing in persons with schizophrenia compared to community controls. You will be compensated $25/hour and up to $260 for your participation. If you are between 18 and 35, have no history of problematic drug or alcohol use for the past three months, and no history of neurological disorders or psychiatric problems, please text or call Jake and Andrew at (205)440-3568 or email our lab team at nlsb.uab@gmail.com for further information.
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.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting a 78-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat diabetes. In this trial, you will receive either once-weekly Icodec injections or once daily Lantus injections. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older and have type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants will receive study drug, EKGs, eye exams, and Physical Exams. 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 call (205) 975-8217 or email mcr90@uab.edu.
Recovering from COVID-19?Still have problems with confusion, slow thinking, or memory? If so, you may eligible to take part in a study testing a new form of cognitive training designed to improve how quickly you process information and perform daily activities. The study pays participants $20 per training session on average. The training program, which requires several visits to UAB, can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please call 205-934-9768 or email stacemc@uab.edu.
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.
We are looking for healthy individuals to participate in a study to examine the effects of buprenorphine and baclofen in humans. This pilot study will be used to gather initial evidence to assess the analgesic interaction, safety, acceptability, and feasibility of using buprenorphine and baclofen in humans before conducting a larger clinical trial to examine efficacy in patients. We will be giving participants a one-time low dose of a partial opioid agonist buprenorphine or baclofen. Participants will be required to attend two visits one week apart and asked to complete questionnaires, pain testing, and a blood draw. Participants will receive up to $150 for completing the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, 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 BACUP study.
We are looking for individuals to participate in a study that aims to gain a better understanding of risk factors for insomnia in people with and without the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to observe its effects on pain sensitivity and inflammation. This study will consist of several various in-person visits that span from 3 visits within an 8-day period, and if qualified for the second branch of this study, an additional 6 visits once a week for the following 6 weeks. During the visits, participants will be asked to complete a sleep interview, wear a sleep device overnight, answer questionnaires, as well as perform pain testing and blood draws. Participants will be compensated appropriately for their time. You may qualify if you have good or bad sleep and are above the age of 18. We are recruiting both individuals who are HIV positive and individuals who are HIV negative. Please contact Dyan at dywhite@uab.edu or call 205-934-8734. Leave a short message with your name, number, and mention that you are interested in the HIPPI study.
The Better BP study is currently enrolling 660 adults to take part in a research study about how to measure blood pressure. We are seeking adults older than 19 years of age who are not currently taking medications for high blood pressure, have no history of cardiovascular disease or major arrhythmias, no known sleep apnea, and not known to be currently pregnant. Participants will be compensated $150 for completing four study visits in the UAB Hypertension Research Clinic located at the 19th Street Community Health Building. To confirm your eligibility for this study, please email bpstudy@uab.edu to schedule your telephone screening, which should take approximately 10 minutes.
You could be eligible for a research study examining variations in blood pressure during the day and at night. This study involves 3 visits over two consecutive weeks. The last visit is a 30-hour stay at the UAB Sleep-Wake Disorders Clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands where participants will wear a blood pressure monitor and provide saliva samples. Compensation will be provided at the end of the study. For more information, please email ggloston@uabmc.edu or leave a voicemail at 205-934-3367.
This study is being done to assess how well individuals can modify walking patterns. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study will span a single study visit, with a total time commitment of 3 hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Daniel Kuhman at dkuhman@uab.edu or contact him by phone at 205-934-0416 if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a UAB research study comparing medications if you are 18 years of age or older, in good physical health, and have tried at least one antidepressant medication. You must be in a current depressive episode, feeling sad, down, hopeless, guilty, tense, or irritable.  You will receive compensation for your time. Please call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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