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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.
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 call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
Are you in good physical health? Are you Caucasian/white? Are you between the ages of 34 and 65? Have you never been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requiring a one-time blood draw. Compensation provided. Please call (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
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.
If so, you may qualify for a research study being conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We are seeking people between 45 and 85 years of age to participate in a study of brain and breathing treatments for arthritis pain. The study involves seven visits over a three-week period to the study center at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where clinical tests and brain stimulation treatment will be done, along with brain scanning. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please call the PROACT Study at 205-934-9614.
There is a new study that will examine the impact of a particular type of intermittent fasting called time-restricted feeding on symptoms of MS, as well as risks of diabetes and high blood pressure in adults with relapsing-remitting MS. The purpose is to see if when you eat might be as important as what you eat. You may be eligible if you have relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis, are between the ages of 18-64 years old, and can walk 25 feet with or without assistance. If you qualify, this study will last 8 weeks and offers an opportunity to be compensated for your participation. If you are interested in learning more about this study, or if have any questions, please contact the project coordinator, Kathryn Green, at 205-319-1424, or email our lab at HBDLab@uabmc.edu
African American adults, ages 25 to 45 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meal Timing Study. 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.
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
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 .
Researchers in the School of Medicine are recruiting smokers 18 years or older and under criminal justice supervision who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day to participate in a smoking cessation study. The study is 9 months long and consists of 10 study appointments. You will only come to our office for the first study appointment that lasts 2-3 hours. The remaining 9 appointments will be completed over the phone and by email or text message with study staff and will last between 30-60 minutes each. Eligible participants receive 4 weekly smoking cessation counseling sessions and 12 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy medication (patches and lozenges) to use during the study. You can receive up to $440 for completing all 10 study visits plus a couple of incentive programs. You will be paid using UAB ClinCard, which is like a debit card that is loaded with your study payment after each study appointment is completed. For more information about our study, please call our research staff at 205-207-1586.
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.
The information learned from this research may contribute towards the development of effective methods to treat and prevent infection. We are looking for people age 18 or older who tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered from their symptoms. If enrolled, you may be asked to provide blood, nose swabs, saliva, and/or sputum samples. You will be compensated for your time. Please call (205) 996-4099 or email avrc@uabmc.edu for more information.
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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