Has your child been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? If so, he/she could be eligible to participate in a 6-month research study that is investigating whether changes in diet composition affect various health outcomes in adolescents with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. You will receive diet counseling and groceries at no cost. Compensation for participation will also be provided. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email alexlm@uabmc.edu or call 205-934-6299. Participants cannot be claustrophobic.
Is your child ages 4 or 5? If so, they may be eligible to participate in a study at the UAB Youth Safety Lab. This study is about superheroes and children’s play. It involves a 90-minute visit to our laboratory and involves no risk or invasive behaviors. During the visit, you complete questionnaires while your child participates in games with a research assistant. Your child will also be randomly assigned to dress up as either a superhero or a student in school. You and your child earn $40 and take home a special prize as a thank you for your time. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 934-4068 or email chmorgan@uab.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 Cognition, Brain, & Autism Lab is recruiting participants for a research study on reading comprehension at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This study observes how children’s brains respond when they read and understand words and sentences, using a series of paper-pencil tests and a type of scan called functional magnetic resonance imaging also known as fMRI. We are recruiting children and adolescents between the ages of 7-13 diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with reading comprehension difficulties, and typically developing children. Your child may be eligible for a free language intervention. Participants must be native English speakers and right-handed. Participants cannot be claustrophobic or have braces. If you are interested in participating, contact Maria Martino at (205)202-0616 or mmartino@uab.edu
The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study to understand parental reactions to a child’s sexual identity disclosure. Participants will complete surveys as well as an interview. Participants will be compensated for participation. You may be eligible to participate if you are a biological parent with a child who is openly or suspected to be LGBT. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us better understand parent reactions to disclosure events!
The Child and Adolescent Health Lab at UAB is conducting a research study on parent-teen communication. Participants will: complete surveys, play a game, and discuss videos. Compensated will be provided. You and your teen may be eligible to participate if your child is between the ages of 13 and 15. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email cahlab@uab.edu or call 205-975-3900. We hope you take this opportunity to participate and to help us learn more about parent-teen communication!
We invite families with children ages 7 or 8 years old to participate. The study involves up to 31 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires and children engage in a state of the art virtual pedestrian environment and complete various other tasks and activities. Families will earn up to $600 for their participation, including $100 for each 2-hour visit and $25 for each 30-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a toy at each visit. There are no medical procedures involved and most children enjoy participating. Call the UAB Youth Safety Lab at 205-934-4068 to enroll or ask questions. You can also email us at safetylab@uab.edu
Do you have a child age 15-18? Is your child in good health without diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, mental illness, or taking medications affecting weight? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207 or (205) 934-8336. Compensation provided up to $140.
Do you have a child age 12-18 with depression? Is your child experiencing any of the following symptoms: sadness or hopelessness, persistent irritability or anger, feelings of guilt, changes in appetite or weight, loss of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating, too little or too much sleep, thoughts of death or suicide, reckless behavior or increased boredom. If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study on early life stress, obesity, and depression. For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 975-4207