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If you are 18 years of age or older, have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication, are feeling sad, down, hopeless, guilty, tense, or irritable, and are in good physical health, you may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing medications with transcranial magnetic stimulation. You will receive compensation for your time. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
The RECOVER study will investigate the use of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy in up to 1,000 people across the United States. To join the RECOVER study you must be 18 years or older and: currently depressed, have depression (or bipolar depression) that has lasted for at least two years or recurred several times, and have tried at least four types of antidepressant treatments and not found them helpful. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
If you are at least 18 years of age, can read and write in English, are generally healthy, and have no history of mental illness or psychiatric disorders, please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
You may be able to participate in this study if you: are 18 years of age or older, have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, MDD, and have not adequately responded to at least 2 different antidepressant treatments. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
If you have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that hasn’t responded to anti-depressant medication, learn about this research study of an investigational drug for MDD. As part of their study participation, patients will be regularly evaluated and closely monitored by a team of medical professionals. To pre-qualify for this study, you must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have been diagnosed with MDD; be in a current depressive episode for at least 8 weeks but not more than 12 months; and have been taking an antidepressant medication for at least the last 8 weeks. Additional criteria will apply. All study-related visits, tests, and study drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please leave a voice message at (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 leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
This is a paid research opportunity for adults who provide care for adult loved ones 45 years or older. We are actively recruiting for a research study to examine caregivers’ experiences and health outcomes. To be eligible, caregiver participants need to commit to providing care for their loved ones at least five hours weekly, and their loved ones need to be ages 45 and older. The study takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and can be completed via our online survey or over the phone with one of our trained research assistants. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for completing the study. The link to complete the study is: https://uab.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmAfy0dohaFEciG. For more information, please call and leave a voicemail for our research lab at (205) 975-9452, or email Wesley Browning at wbro9119@uab.edu, or Celine Atkins at gcat347@uab.edu.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat people with Type 2 Diabetes and obesity. To qualify, you must have Type 2 Diabetes, older than 18 years old, moderately overweight, diet-controlled or taking oral diabetes medications. Qualified participants will receive the study drug free of charge and compensation for time and travel. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.
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 provided entirely remotely from 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. All equipment for completing the program and additional compensation provided. To learn more about this opportunity and if you are eligible, please call Lori Theriot at (205) 313-7455 or email m2mstudy@uab.edu.
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 (262) 923-0672.

We are looking for adults with type 2 diabetes for an exciting research study to see whether intermittent fasting and/or using light therapy can improve your blood sugar, improve your overall health, and reset your body clock. Participants will either eat early in the day, graze throughout the day, and/or use a special light therapy box or glasses. 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 follow the link http://bit.ly/clocksstudy  to apply for the CLOCKS study. Or for more information, please contact our research team for more information: Errin Jessie or Kimberly Armstead at CLOCKSSTUDY@uab.edu or 205-975-3944 or 205-934-6202.

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 205-934-1457.

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
Healthy men and women, ages 18 to 75, are needed for a study exploring the reason why individuals who have diabetes have an increased risk of forming a calcium oxalate kidney stone. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 4 days and collecting urine and blood. Compensation $130. Please phone Demond at 205-934- 5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.
Individuals with a history of kidney stones, 18 – 75 yrs, are needed for a study exploring factors impacting oxalate metabolism in kidney stone formers. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 4 days and collecting urine and blood. Compensation $130. Please phone Demond at 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.
Major Depressive Disorder patients may be able to contribute to our understanding of depression. If you have Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that hasn’t responded to anti-depressant medication, learn about this research study of an investigational drug for MDD. As part of their study participation, patients will be regularly evaluated and closely monitored by a team of medical professionals. To pre-qualify for this study, you must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have been diagnosed with MDD; be in a current depressive episode for at least 8 weeks but not more than 12 months; and have been taking an antidepressant medication for at least the last 8 weeks. Additional criteria will apply. All study-related visits, tests, and study drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided. Please leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
Get involved in a research study that aims to understand how chronic pain from knee osteoarthritis may change learning. We are looking for adults aged 40-65 with knee pain due to osteoarthritis who are willing to have their brains scanned during a learning procedure. The commitment to this study will last approximately 2 hours and include one telephone screen and one visit to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have your brain scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during a learning task. If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $50. We are also recruiting healthy controls with no chronic pain. If you are interested, please send a message to foamstudy.uab@gmail.com or call 205-234-1201.
We are looking for Black or White women ages 65-75 with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, who are willing to follow a prepared diet for 6 weeks. The commitment to this study will last approximately 7 weeks and include 1 telephone screen, 2 visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have blood taken, 4 visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires and have pain assessed, and 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day provided for 6 weeks. If interested, please contact the DIPPER study at dipperstudy@gmail.com or by calling 205-234-1201.
Researchers at the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in HIV vaccine research studies. Procedures include the collection of medical and sexual history, blood and urine samples for lab testing, and a physical exam. Additional tests, such as STI testing, electrocardiograms, pap smears, and pregnancy testing may also be required. Screening visit compensation is $20, with additional compensation earned for study participation. You cannot get HIV from the vaccine. For more information, please call 205-934-7492 or email avrc@uabmc.edu.
Researchers in the School of Medicine are recruiting people from the general public age 18 years or older to participate in a research study. The study is one remote visit that consists of filling out questionnaires online. The purpose of the study is to examine the racial differences in sleep patterns as it relates to cigarette smoking and smoking dependence. Results from this study may help in designing better treatments for quitting smoking. If you are eligible and decide to enroll, this study will take approximately one hour to complete, and you will be compensated $40 for your time. To see if you qualify go to: https://bit.ly/3wjtT2F 
If you are 18 years of age or older. Have tried at least 1 antidepressant medication. Are feeling sad, down, or hopeless. Are feeling guilty, tense, or irritable, and are in good physical health. You may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing medications with transcranial magnetic stimulation. You will receive compensation for your time. Please leave a voice message at (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 leave a voice message at (205) 934-2484 or email lalexander@uabmc.edu for more information.
We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of dietary protein and resistance training in weight loss. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in the State of Slim weight loss program and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will meet in virtual group classes on a weekly basis for 4 months and monthly virtual group classes for the remainder of the year. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $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 50 years old or older. Have obesity (BMI of 30-50 kg/m2 or 25-50 kg/m² if you use a wheelchair). Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in virtual group weight loss classes, follow the State of Slim diet and exercise recommendations, and complete five study visits over a 12-month period at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.
We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of different components of a lifestyle intervention program in family medicine clinics. The study will last approximately 6 months. Participants will receive nutrition or exercise counseling and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will receive weekly counseling sessions for the first 2 months of the study, and bi-monthly counseling sessions for the remaining 4 months of the study. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $300 to reimburse for time and travel to study visits. You may qualify for this research study if you: Are 18-75 years old. Not pregnant or lactating. Have a BMI of ≥ 27 kg/m² - Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in regular counseling sessions and attend 4 study visits at UAB’s Family and Community Medicine clinic over the course of the 6-month study. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.
UAB Psychiatry is looking for healthy volunteers without any psychiatric illness to participate in a study called “Disrupted Social Preference in Early Psychosis." The main purpose of this research project is to gather information on the nature of problems in social information processing in persons with schizophrenia compared to community controls. You will be compensated $25/hour and up to $260 for your participation. If you are between 18 and 35, have no history of problematic drug or alcohol use for the past three months, and no history of neurological disorders or psychiatric problems, please text or call Jake and Andrew at (205)440-3568 or email our lab team at nlsb.uab@gmail.com for further information.
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