This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks that challenge your balance. 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 2 visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary. There will be no compensation fee to you for taking part in this study. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 978-3592 if you are interested.
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Volunteers needed for exercise and blood pressure study. 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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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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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women ages 18-55 who have symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS, for a 1.5 hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images, MRI, of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Indonesia Jordan at 205-289-8748, or email ijordan@uab.edu with your name and phone number.
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The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Lab is looking for women ages 18-55 who have symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS, for a 1.5 hour brain imaging study. We will obtain magnetic resonance images, MRI, of your brain for one hour. The brain scans are non-invasive and do not involve exposure to radiation or injection of contrast agents. There will also be questionnaires. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with chronic fatigue have increased brain temperature compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Indonesia Jordan at 205-289-8748, or email ijordan@uab.edu with your name and phone number.
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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
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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 .
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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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 205-996-0384
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The ROME study is designed to discover how exercise affects the gut microbiome and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. This study includes 10 weeks of supervised, individual exercise sessions with exercise specialists. The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 70 with a history of stage I, II or III breast cancer within the last five years. For more information, contact the Cancer Lifestyle Team at (205) 934-8821 or email moveforward@uab.edu. All information is confidential and participation is free.
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Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who do not exercise regularly to participate in our MoTrPAC research study. You can receive up to $1500 compensation for your time. If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please email motrpac@uab.edu or apply here.
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Food Study Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (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 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 call: 205-975-4113. Enrollment is limited.
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