Already tried dieting and exercise? You may be eligible to volunteer for a clinical research study to evaluate the effect of a new investigational medicine, semaglutide, as compared to a marketed medicine, liraglutide, on weight loss. To be eligible you must: be 18 years of age or older; Be overweight or obese with or without one weight-related comorbidity treated or untreated; Have at least one unsuccessful weight loss attempt; Have stable weight. During the study you will need to inject the study medicine once a week or once a day depending on which medication you will be assigned to; Keep in contact with the study staff during the study; Attend regular study-related health checks as well as diet and activity counseling sessions. For more information please contact MC Robertson at mcr90@uab.edu or 205-975-8217.
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.
Researchers from the UAB Epilepsy Center are looking for healthy adults to participate in an NIH funded research study using brain imaging. Participants who are 18 years or older, speak English as the primary language, in good general health with no history of neurological or psychiatric illness are needed. The study involves 1-2 visits to UAB Hospital Highlands and 1 visit to Auburn University. Financial compensation of $300 plus mileage to travel to Auburn will be provided. For more information please contact: 205-975-7851
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently offering a NO-COST research treatment program. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. For more information, please call the UAB School of Public Health at: 205-975-7721
Looking for individuals between the ages of 18-70 with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson disease, or multiple sclerosis to participate in Movement-to-Music (M2M), a rhythmic-based exercise program at Lakeshore Foundation. You may be eligible if you have stable cardiovascular conditions and have not participated in a similar research study in the past 6 months. Compensation provided. To learn more about this opportunity and if you are eligible, please call Lori Theriot (205) 313 - 7455 or email m2mstudy@uab.edu
This research study will be investigating how adults detect lies. The study will involve one 3-hour visit to the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory where subjects will complete cognitive tests and watch and rate videotaped interviews. Subjects will be compensated $40 for their time. Participants must be native English speakers and between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. If interested, call the Cognition, Brain, and Autism Research Laboratory at (205) 934-0971 or email cbralab@uab.edu
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 drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study about 24-hour rhythm of a protein in your blood. This protein is related to the heart. Eligible participants must be healthy men or women, African American or Caucasian and have no history of diabetes, heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood samples and urine samples. Participants will be compensated and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail Dr. Vibhu Parcha, drparcha@uab.edu if you are interested.
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
Are you 19-65 years of age and in good physical health? With a good childhood, without Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Compensation provided up to $120. For more information, please call UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at 934-8336
The UAB Transportation Research and Injury Prevention (TRIP) laboratory is currently recruiting participants for a new study examining driving behaviors in adolescents and young adults with autism and with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Participants must be 16-30 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be a healthy volunteer or have one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD/ADHD comorbid. Participants can earn up to $200 for participation. Interested participants should contact 205-975-9440 or visit triplaboratory.com to inquire about the “Transit” study.
We are looking for people with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of fresh fruit for 12 weeks can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. We are looking for participants ages 20-65 years old, overweight BMI 27-45, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years and are not using insulin. We will provide meals for 12 weeks, and participants will be compensated up to $1,375 plus receive a high-speed blender. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking highly motivated participants only. For more information about the study, please contact our research team at chanick@uab.edu or (262) 923-0672.
The purpose of this Phase 2 adaptive study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of PF006730512 following multiple intravenous infusion in adult subjects with primary FSGS. You may qualify if you are a male or female ages 18 - 65, with an eGFR >45, a UPCR >1.5 g/g, also a non-Responder to a Single Treatment regimen for FSGS, considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are a Non-Responder to a single treatment regimen, or considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are naïve to other Immunosuppressant treatment regimens for FSGS. Must discontinue steroid treatment or tapered down to a stable prednisone dose 7.5 mg per day or other steroid equivalents to achieve a stable dose before the Lead-In Period. Participants must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, must comply with birth control regimen or have proof of postmenopausal status. If you are interested please contact Teresa Chacana at (205) 934-7649
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.
Do you have normal eyes that do not feel dry? You may be eligible to participate. To be considered for current and future research studies, complete the survey online at: www.uab.edu/cerfsurvey
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 205-934-9213 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 $30 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
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