The nefIgArd clinical research study is for patients diagnosed with primary IgA Nephropathy, IgAN, who are at risk of developing end-stage kidney disease even though they are taking medication to preserve kidney function. IgAN, also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease where the antibody called immunoglobulin A, IgA, embeds itself into the kidneys. This causes inflammation, which can affect the kidney’s ability to filter the blood. Some cases of IgAN progress slowly without symptoms or go into remission, while others lead to end-stage kidney failure. Currently, there are no drugs approved specifically to treat IgAN. The purpose of the nefIgArd study is to look at the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of the study drug Nefecon compared to placebo in patients with IgAN, who are at risk of progressing to end-stage kidney disease To learn more about study participation, contact: Ciara Mitchell at 205-975-9491.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting for studies that examine the effects of Virtual Reality Walking on SCI pain experience. Participants receive between $350 to $400 dollars for study participation. Transportation is reimbursed. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and have complete paraplegic injury. If you are interested, call the Virtual Reality Walking Study at Dr. Trost’s Research Lab for more information. (205) 934 - 9040
You may qualify to participate in an active-control treatment study of the efficacy and safety of Sparsentan, funded by Retrophin Incorporated. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 19 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact Laura Latta via phone number 205-975-8638 or email at Alatta@uabmc.edu.
You may qualify to participate in an observational research study, funded by the National Institute of Health. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 18 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy in the last 5 years confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please visit https://curegn.org/ or contact Courtany Grammer via email at courtanygrammer@uabmc.edu.
If you have been diagnosed with Fabry DIsease and wish to participate in or receive information about the 6 ongoing Fabry disease studies, please contact research nurse coordinator Chrissy Singleton, RN at 975-2935
You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must: Be between the ages of 19 and 65 Not on Dialysis Have moderate stage of kidney disease with 26%-60% function. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology at 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi salammadi@uabmc.edu
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 between the ages of 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 seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes for a weight loss research study looking at the role of dietary protein in weight loss and the remission of type 2 diabetes. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in a 16 week State of Slim group weight loss program and a 36 week State of Slim Next Steps weight loss maintenance program, with body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will receive monetary stipends of $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 nonvegetarian, 18 years of age or older, has Type 2 Diabetes diagnosed within the last 6 years, are overweight or obese with a BMI greater than or equal to 27. Must be willing to participate in weekly group weight loss classes for 16 weeks, bi-weekly weight loss maintenance classes for 36 weeks, and attend four study visits over 12 months at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Also is willing to regularly consume lean red meat or not consume any red meats. Please call (205)873-8241 or email cwyoder@uab.edu if you are interested.
The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health (REACH) Lab is looking for children between the ages of 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in a study. Your participation will help us understand the differences between children with and without overweight/obesity and help to improve future treatment of pediatric overweight/obesity. Children and parents who are eligible to participate will be scheduled for a one-time, three-hour appointment at Children’s of Alabama, where they will complete computer activities, body measurements, paper surveys, and blood labs. You will be paid $60 for your participation and any on-site parking fees will be waived. For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
ABC's of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Sometimes people can experience the symptoms of depression even while on antidepressants. If you take medication for depression but have still experienced symptoms for at least 8 weeks, you may qualify for a research study testing the effectiveness of an add-on investigational therapy. Everyone qualified for this study will be seen by a doctor and receive all study-related medications, care and tests at no cost. Reimbursement for travel may be available. To learn more about this study please contact (205)-934-2484 or Sam Irvin (205)-975-6426
If so, you may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center for people with Parkinson's and difficulty controlling their bladder. To be eligible for evaluation you must be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have unintentional urine leakage. Contact Ashley Gilmore at 205-933-8101 ext 4418 or 5637 for more information.
Adults ages 65-84 years old or individuals with Parkinson’s disease ages 45-84 needed for a research study on balance and mobility. This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks. The first task involves walking at a range of speeds. The second task involves responding to disturbances to balance while standing. If you qualify, your participation in the study sessions will require two visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 975-3592 if you are interested.”
ABCs of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Do you have kidney disease? You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health, on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must 1) Be age 19-65,  2) Not be on dialysis, 3) Have a moderate stage of kidney disease (25-60% function). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi at salammadi@uabmc.edu
Do you have Treatment-Resistant Depression? Have you tried at least one antidepressant with no relief from your depressive symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18-65? Are you interested in participating in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new study drug? If yes, then please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab at UAB is currently recruiting men between the ages of 39-65 with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a research study. This study combines the use of multiple questionnaires and blood draws to learn more about chronic pain and fatigue. Participation includes a screening visit and twice-weekly blood draw visits over a 12-13 week period. Participants earn up to $750 for the completion of this study. If you are interested, please call 205-530-3796, email GWI@uab.edu, or visit www.uab.edu/gwi.
Participants between the ages 65-84 needed for a research study on balance. This study is being done to determine how balance (or your ability stay upright while initiating gait from standing position) by older adults is affected as you step over an obstacle placed at different distances forward and stepping sideways. If you qualify, we anticipate that your participation in the study session will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Dr. Christopher Hurt, cphurt@uab.edu or contact him at 934-8517 if you are interested.
Are you age 18 or older, have tried at least one antidepressant medication and feel sad, hopeless, 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. For more information and to determine eligibility, call Allison at 205-975-2911
Researchers want to pay you to help us see if people can protect their mental health and their brain health. This knowledge is especially important to understand as people face difficult situations. All information collected will be kept confidential. The study involves up to 3 visits lasting 2-3 hours each, including one MRI. You will be paid for your time. For more information, please call and /or leave a voicemail at (205) 348-2808. This study is conducted under the direction of Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D.

UAB Psychiatry is looking for participants who have never experienced trauma, abuse or neglect; have good physical health; have been diagnosed with depression or feel, sad, down or hopeless. Call 205-975-0068.

Are you ages 18–27 and in overall good health? You may qualify for the PHITE study. PHITE is a randomized exercise dose response trial to better understand how exercise induces health benefits. Participants receive supervised exercise training with certified trainers, valuable information about their health, and up to $1000 compensation for their time. Direct questions to phite@uab.edu or 205-996-0855.

Study looks at the safety and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of osteoporosis in men. Looking for men ages 40-80 who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. If interested please call Stephanie Biggers, 205-934-1444, or Josh Melnick, 205-975-0583, for more information.
Do you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease? The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 5-year research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat cardiovascular (CV) disease. To qualify, you must be >45 years old and moderately overweight. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and compensation for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015.
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in Type 2 diabetes. You may qualify if you are ages 35-65, are African American or European American, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past 5 years, 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.
Page 2 of 4