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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.
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.
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.
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 205-934-5277

We are looking for adults with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of whole fruit can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. You may be eligible if you are 20-65 years old, overweight (BMI 27-45), diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years, and are not taking insulin. Participants will be provided with meals for 12 weeks, a high-speed Vita-Mix blender, and $1,375 for completing the study. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking only highly motivated and dedicated participants. If you are interested, please complete the brief electronic form at http://bit.ly/fruit_study. For more information, please contact Cody Hanick at chanick@uab.edu or (205) 484-5633.

This study is evaluating the usefulness of a new measure in adults with multiple sclerosis and how sleep impacts MS-specific symptoms and outcomes, such as physical and cognitive function. The study will involve three testing sessions across three weeks and you will receive $25 for each 90-minute testing session. If you're interested in more information, contact Katie by email enrl@uabmc.edu or phone at (205) 975-1306.
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
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.
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.
We are recruiting new moms who have had a baby within the past 6 to 10 weeks for PLUS –The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium. The study involves completing a survey, two bladder diaries and one clinic visit at The Kirklin Clinic. There is no cost for your participation and parking tickets for Kirklin Clinic will be validated. If eligible, you may receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, call 205-975-9959.
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.
We are looking for adolescents ages 10 to 21 years old, who are physically healthy and have no history of mental illness to participate in a research study on depression and suicide. This study can be completed in one 2-hour visit and you can receive up to $75 compensation. To determine if you're eligible for this study, please call Kristine at 205-975-8542.
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.
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.
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
Our research team is currently conducting a clinical research study in women who have had recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). You must be 18-50 years old. Eligible participants will have multiple visits and will be compensated up to $250 upon completion of the study. To learn more about the study please call: (205) 934-8166
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.
Help researchers at UAB have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity and be part of a national movement to discover exercise. We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who have been cycling or weight lifting regularly for at least a year and have no history of diabetes or heart disease.  You will 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 call 205-996-3569 or email motrpac@uab.edu.
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 will 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 call 205-996-3569 or email us at motrpac@uab.edu.
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.
The wisdom Study wants to apply modern medical science to breast cancer screening by determining if personalized screening is better than annual mammography and learning how to improve detection while reducing over-diagnosis and false-positive readings. Women ages 40-74, with no history of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), are asked to join. Participation can mostly be done from home, and there are no additional medical visits outside routine visits required. Please register at www.wisdomstudy.org
You may qualify for a non-invasive, in-home exercise study for bowel leakage. To qualify you must be female and 18 years of age or older. If you are interested please call 205-934.5498. Compensation provided.
Postmenopausal women 55 years of age or older with vaginal atrophy needed. Participants must be willing to use vaginal estrogen cream for 8 weeks. If you are eligible, your participation will involve 2 visits to our clinic over an 8 week period. A physical examination will take place at the first visit and then again after 8 weeks. Participants will receive compensation up to $150 for completing the study as requested. For more information please call 205-996-7372. Or you can email us at kpnorris@uabmc.edu
Healthy individuals ages 13 to 19 needed for brain imaging (MRI) study. The study includes two 2-hour sessions, one of which will include a 1-hour MRI scan. Participants will also complete questionnaires and cognitive tests. Compensation: $75. Contact: Cognition, Brain and Autism Lab PEERS study at (205) 996-9368.
The Department of Neurology is seeking healthy controls for its Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Parkinson Disease. Enrollment involves 2 visits over a 3-6 week period. For more information please contact Allen Joop at 205-934-5954.
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