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 UAB are looking for individuals ages 18 or older who want to make a difference in the fight against HIV by taking part in a research study to test a new rectal medication. The medication is being developed to protect against HIV infection during anal sex. The study involves 10 visits during a period of 3 to 4 months. During this time, you will insert the product rectally at 2 of the visits and have rectal biopsies collected at 5 of the visits. Physical exams and HIV/STI testing will be provided at no cost, and you will be compensated up to $1,275 for your time. For more information, call 205-996-4099.

UAB is conducting a study to see what kinds of products people would prefer to use before anal sex— a douche, an insert, or a suppository. Participants will be asked to use each product for a period of 1 month and complete surveys about their experience with each one. There is no active drug in any of the products being used. The study lasts about 3 months, and you will complete a total of 8 visits. Physical exams and HIV/STI testing will be provided at no cost. If you complete all study visits, you will be compensated up to $700 for your time.  If you are HIV-negative, age 18-35 and are a man, transgender man or transgender woman, you may be eligible to participate. For more information, call 205-934-7492.

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.
Healthy adults ages 18-45 years old needed for a study on the effects of a high phosphorus diet. If you have certain health problems, are pregnant or use chronic antacids or laxatives you will not be eligible to participate. This study involves 4 visits over a 6 week course. Compensation will be provided. For more information please call Alexandra at 205-975-9743 or email alexlm@uab.edu.
We are recruiting adults for a walking study that examines the effects of different virtual reality environments on movement outcomes. Participants walk on a treadmill and perform reaching activities while viewing virtual reality scenes. You may be eligible if you are 18-64 years old and do not have any significant medical conditions that may interfere with mobility. The study involves one visit to Spain Rehabilitation Center for a 2-3 hour study session. You will be compensated for your participation in the study. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Hennessy at rwhite31@uab.edu or 205-259-6169 for more information.
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
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 will be provided. For more information please contact (205) 934-2484.
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. 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 205-996-3006 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. If would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, please call 205-996-3006 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.
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
UAB 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.
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