BrainREAD is recruiting autistic and typically-developing children, ages 7-13, with reading comprehension difficulties to participate in an MRI study that includes a free reading intervention through Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. We are also recruiting typically developing children with no reading difficulties to participate. Participation involves a pre and post session which are broken up into two days each. Day 1 consist of neuropsychological evaluations and Day 2 is the MRI scan. Participants can be compensated up to $250 for both testing sessions. If interested, please call 205-202-0616, email cas-cbalab@uab.edu. or visit https://sites.uab.edu/cbra/ to fill out our contact form.
Our research team is currently conducting an exercise training study in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy who can walk.
  • You must be 11 - 21 years old.
  • You will be asked to walk, jump, step, and do exercises.
  • Eligible participants will have multiple visits and can be compensated up to $430 depending on your tests.

To learn more about the study, please call (205) 774-8448 or email phuong@uab.edu.
If so, they could be a part of a study that looks at the long-term effects of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Healthy children or children with conditions affecting their immune systems are eligible to enroll. Blood samples and nasal swabs will be collected every 2 months for one year. An echocardiogram and EKG will also be required at the second visit. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
You or your child must be a male or female aged 6 to 17 years of age with an underlying medical condition, positive for COVID-19, and experiencing symptoms. If you qualify for the study, you will be provided the medication to take for 5 days. The entire study will last approximately 1 month, with several clinic and in home visits. Blood samples will be collected throughout the study period. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit covidpillstudy.com or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
The participant may be healthy or have a chronic condition that puts them at risk for severe disease. Blood samples will be required over the six month study period. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
Congenital CMV infection is the most common infection passed from the mother to baby during pregnancy. It is also the most common non-hereditary cause of hearing loss and brain damage in children. You or your child will have 3 injections, several months apart. You will have approximately 11 clinic visits over the 18 month study period. Saliva swabs, urine, and blood samples will be required. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit CMVibeTrial.com or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
The UAB Department of Psychiatry is recruiting healthy adolescent participants for a clinical research study. The study will compare healthy adolescents and adolescents with functional seizures (FS).

To participate in this research, you must:
- be 11 to 18 years old
- have no diagnosed medical conditions
- have a parent/guardian available to participate in lab visits

If you choose to participate in the study, you will be part of the healthy control group. You will come for 2 lab visits 13 weeks apart. The adolescent can be compensated up to $100 total. To find out more about the study, call 205-975-4205 or email pedshealthlab@uabmc.edu.
If you are currently pregnant, 18 or older, planning to deliver at UAB, and planning to breast feed, you may be eligible for our study!

This study focuses on better understanding breast milk composition, the presence or absence of CMV in breast milk, and its possible transmission to babies. CMV is a common virus that most people in the US are infected with by adulthood. Participants will meet with study staff once a month for six months to collect non-invasive samples and answer a questionnaire. Samples collected include oral swabs from you and your baby, a small quantity of breast milk and a skin swab from you, as well as a urine and stool sample from your baby. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study visits and providing samples. Eligible participants may also qualify for additional sub-studies for additional compensation up to $800.

For more information, please contact us via phone or email at:
Phone: 205-975-3752
Email: milk@uabmc.edu
BrainREAD is recruiting children with autism and typically-developing children, ages 7-13, who have reading comprehension difficulties to participate in an MRI study that includes a free reading intervention through Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Participation involves two sessions each of which are broken up into two days - one day of neuropsych assessments and one day for the scan. Participants can be compensated up to $125 for the first scan and tests with an additional $125 for the follow-up scan and tests, 12 weeks later. If interested, please call 205-202-0616, email cbralab@ua.edu or visit cbra.ua.edu/brainread.html and fill out our contact form.
The STARS Lab lead by Dr. Caroline G. Richter is currently recruiting for the study: Socio-emotional competencies in children and adolescents with learning differences
This study seeks to examine socio-emotional constructs, such as motivation, resilience, and stigma using an assessment survey. The project’s final goal is to provide educators and parents with targeted socio-emotional intervention techniques for a more holistic perspective on student learning.
All English-speaking children from 11 to 14 years of age are eligible. Students with Specific Learning Disabilities are encouraged to participate.
Click here to learn more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JCw1f7PfRTRHJhdlV39ZHH_g3nThBwBq/view?usp=sharing
Your baby will have 2 injections, which will be 8 weeks apart. You will be asked to return to the study site with your baby up to 7 times over the course of 15 months. Your baby will be closely monitored by the study team if any symptoms of COVID-19 are reported at any time throughout their participation. Nasal swabs and blood draws will be required at 3-4 of the study site visits. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit BabyCOVEStudy.com or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or mlpurser@uabmc.edu
Has your child been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or elevated liver enzymes? 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. Participants will be compensated up to $1475 if completed the study. For more information or to enroll in our study, please email alexlm@uabmc.edu or call 205-934-6299. Participants cannot be claustrophobic.
We are recruiting 9th grade Black males for a new study that is focusing on film viewing and academic functioning. The project involves viewing 4 films and completing 3 surveys with the ability to make up to $70 dollars for participating. This study is designed to take place completely from the participant’s home. If you are interested in learning more email afis.uab@gmail.com or call/text at (205) 549-3416 for more information.
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.
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
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
UAB Eye Care researchers are looking for healthy, nearsighted children between the ages of 5-12 to participate in a study. The study is being done to see if low-dose eye drops of a drug called atropine can help prevent nearsightedness from getting worse. Participants will be randomized to either 0.01% atropine eye drops or placebo eye drops. Participants will use the study eye drop in each eye nightly for two years. Then, there will be 6-months of no eye drops. Study visits start with an enrollment visit and a randomization visit. Then, participants will see their study doctor every 6 months for about 2.5 years. Each visit will be about 1 to 1.5 hours. Study visits are no-cost, and participants are compensated for their time. Glasses may also be provided by the study. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call Jenifer Montejo at 205-996-0203 or send an email to Dr. Kathy Weise at kweise@uab.edu.
The School of Health Professions department of physical therapy is conducting a research study on muscle development in the legs of children. Strength test will be performed, such as jumping and running, and bone density will be tested through ultrasound. All testing is free. Participants will be compensated up to $50, and parking will be covered. If your child can walk or run without the aid of an assistive device and did not suffer a fracture in the past year, your child may qualify. The total time commitment is approximately 4 hours spread over 2 days separated by a minimum of 5 days. For more information, please contact: Harsh Singh at hsingh@uab.edu or call 205-996-1413 or 205-996-1414.
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!
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. Compensation up to $80 for one visit! For more information, please call the UAB Office of Psychiatric Research at (205) 934-8336
Looking for healthy participants ages 15-18 to participate in a study looking at depression, obesity, and early life stress. Must be in good general health with no history of mental illness, physical conditions such as autoimmune, cardiovascular or endocrine disease, and not be taking any medications that affect weight. If you have a child who may be interested, please call 205-975-4207 or 205-934-8336