If you are 18 or older with a BMI of 35 or greater, a history of calcium oxalate kidney stones, and are desiring to lose weight, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. The goal of this study is to better understand calcium oxalate kidney stone disease and how weight loss might impact urinary oxalate and kidney stone risk. The study requires eating a study diet for 5 days with a one-day long visit both before and after weight loss, participating in a 14-week long weight loss program with the aid of Optifast VLCD® shakes, collecting 24-hr urines, blood samples, and stool samples. Participants will have the opportunity to be compensated up to $920 for participation in the program over the 6 -8-month participation time frame. They will also receive all Optifast products and study meals for free! For more information email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu
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Receive compensation and Free 20-Week Exercise Program.

Eligible enrolled participants will receive:
- Supervised exercise training at no cost
- Blood pressure medication at no cost
- Convenient parking at no cost
- Compensation for time

If you are interested, please call 205-996-3005 and mention The ACES Study or apply here -https://www.uab.edu/medicine/exercise/volunteer-clinical-trials/aces-trial.
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Gastric bypass surgery may increase the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones and having a bacterium in our intestines that degrade oxalate may reduce the risk of forming kidney stones. For this study, adult Volunteers ages 18-75 are needed to examine whether or not individuals with a history of bariatric surgery can be successfully colonized with Oxalobacter formigenes, a normal gut oxalate degrading bacterium, and if colonization results in a decrease in urinary oxalate excretion. This study involves consuming prepared meals of your choice over 2 days twice, a one-hour long visit to the Clinical Research Enterprise (CRE) and providing stool and urine samples. Compensation up to $420. For more information email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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The Targeted Exercise for African Americans with Multiple Sclerosis (TEAAMS) study will examine whether a 16-week home-based, racially-tailored exercise training program can provide improvements in walking dysfunction, symptoms, and quality of life among Black/African Americans with MS who live in rural communities in the Southeastern US. Eligible participants must be 18-64 years old, diagnosed with MS, self-identify as Black or African American, and live in the Southeastern US. Participants will be compensated $90 for completing all study visits. Please contact Edson Flores at enrl@uic.edu or (833) 727-1887 for more information and to see if you qualify.
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Help us find out by joining our study.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences, is conducting an exciting research study, in collaboration with Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to investigate whether intermittent fasting or calorie restriction (i.e., losing weight) can improve health and slow the aging process.   

If you are randomly selected to do calorie restriction, you may lose weight by eating less. If you are randomly selected to do intermittent fasting, you will fast for 16 hours per day and eat dinner by 6 pm about 6 days per week (1 break day per week). We want you to be successful: the study provides intensive coaching and support to help you successfully lose weight or practice intermittent fasting.  

To qualify, you should: 

  • Be 25-45 years old  
  • Have a BMI between 22-30 Calculate your BMI here  
  • Be healthy 
  • Not currently taking any medications or supplements for chronic conditions 
  • Not smoke, vape, or use tobacco products currently or within the last 6 months 
  • Not currently participate in a regular program of heavy physical activity (e.g., jogging, running, or riding fast on a bicycle for 30 minutes or more per day)
The study involves collecting a medical history, body fat and bone scans, blood draws, urine collection, questionnaires, and other simple tests.  Participation in the study will last approximately 7 months.  Compensation of up to $850 is offered for the completion of this study. If you are interested in participating and think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 205-934-1457, or email dial@uab.edu.  

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The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a 71-week research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug to treat overweight and obesity. In this trial, participants will receive once daily oral semaglutide tablet or placebo along with diet and exercise counseling. To qualify, you must be 18 years old or older and be overweight or obese without diabetes. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205)975-8217 or mcr90@uab.edu.
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Adult Volunteers ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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Healthy individuals ages 18-75 are needed for a study examining the relationship between oxalate handling in the blood and urine in persons with and without chronic kidney disease. The study involves consuming prepared meals over 5 days twice, one-day long visit in our clinical research unit, and the collection of urine and blood. Compensation up to $360. For more information, call 205-224-7324 or email kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.
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Help us find out by joining our study at UAB You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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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.
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The UAB Youth Safety Lab is studying accidental injuries. We invite families with children ages 10, 11 or 12 who have experience with hunting or shooting to participate. The study involves 5 visits to the UAB Youth Safety Lab. Parents respond to questionnaires and children engage in a range of computer and laboratory tasks. Children will receive training in either firearms safety or nutrition and families will earn up to $550 for their participation, including $150 for each 2-hour visit and $50 for each 30-minute training session. Parking is provided. Children receive a small toy prize at each visit. There are no medical or stressful 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 ajohn@uab.edu
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Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, genesis@uabmc.edu or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
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If you are age 50 -75 years, you may be eligible for a study to examine the effect of salt in the diet on blood pressure. Participation includes 4 in-person visits over 1-month; spaced 1-week apart, during which blood draws and blood pressure measurements will occur. If you qualify, you will eat your usual diet for 7 days, then study-provided meals that follow a low- salt diet for 7-days, and your own meals with extra salt in the form of study-provided bullion packets for 7 days, with a visit scheduled at the end of each. The day before these visits you will collect urine for 24 hours and wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Study meals are provided at no cost to you, parking is provided, and additional compensation up to $350 is offered. Individuals with normal or treated and controlled high blood pressure, no food allergies, and who are not taking daily oral anti-inflammatory medicines (such as prednisone or ibuprofen) may be eligible for the study. For more information call 205-934-2024 or email kmhardy@uabmc.edu.
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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 Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal Vekariya at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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Do you have High Blood Pressure? Help us find out what is the right time to take blood pressure medication. You may be eligible to participate in the PRECISION-BP research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure and have no history of heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient visits, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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We are looking for individuals with prediabetes to participate in a 16-week weight loss program. Qualified participants will receive weekly group-based Zoom weight management classes with a health coach in addition to one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions on time-restricted eating or exercise counseling. Participants will also receive free lab work, fitness testing, body composition analysis, and weight/activity monitoring devices for the period of the study. To qualify for this study you should: 1) be aged 18-75, have BMI of 27, and 3) be willing to participate in weekly weight loss classes via Zoom and attend 3 in-person study visits at UAB Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic (60-90 minutes each). Compensation is $150. To get more information, please email Aseel El Zein at aelzein@uab.edu
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CAN TAKING A CAPSULE BEFORE MEALS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? WEIGHT LOSS RESEARCH STUDY For OVERWEIGHT MEN and WOMEN At UAB The purpose of the CAPSULE research study is to test weight loss effect of a hydrogel capsule, an orally taken pill that may create a continuing sense of fullness. Qualified participants will receive dietary and activity counseling sessions, as well as medical exams, lab work, and weight monitoring in the research clinic and by telehealth. This study requires a twenty-eight-week commitment. To qualify for this study, you should: • Be 18 years or older • Have a BMI between 27 – 40 • Not have any other significant illness or disease • Have had previous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight • Smartphone user Compensation of up to $525 is offered for the completion of this study. To have more detailed information sent to you, please call (205) 996-2689 or send email to Sarah Ehrlicher at sehrlich@uab.edu
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This study is looking for individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a home based exercise program for improving cardiometabolic health outcomes. Qualified participants must be at least 3 years post-injury, between the ages of 19-65, and must have a confirmed diagnosis of SCI at the cervical or thoracic level (C7-T12, classified as A, B, C, or D on the AIS scale). Participants will exercise for 16-weeks from home using an arm crank cycle ergometer. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing the study. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact 205-996-4114 or email at grdnfs@uab.edu.
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Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Are you 18 years or older? Not currently taking Insulin? Are you currently being treated with stable doses of daily or weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist? This 52 week research study is seeking qualified participants to help compare the efficacy and safety of once weekly IcoSema and once weekly semaglutide. Qualified participants will receive study drug free of charge and may be compensated for time and travel. The treatment can be with or without any of the following anti-diabetic drugs with stable doses: Metformin, Sulfonylureasa , Meglitinides (glinides), DPP-4 inhibitors, Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors, and Thiazolidinediones. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact 205-996-4015 or email at ccnrn@uab.edu.
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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 Caucasians, and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing the exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $350 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at exercisebetastudy@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested.
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DAY or NIGHT when is the right time to take blood pressure medication?? Help us to find out by joining our study. You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart problems or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24-hours, 24-hour inpatient visits, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
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You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women 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, a 24-hour inpatient stay, and collecting blood and urine samples. The meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $560 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Nehal at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu if you are interested.

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Overweight/Obese adult volunteers needed for study If you are between the ages of 18 -89 yrs and have a body mass index > 30 kg/m2 you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have high BMI have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu or kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu

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Adults with Type 2 Diabetes needed for a study If you are between the ages of 18 -89 yrs and have type 2 diabetes you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring the reason why individuals who have diabetes have an increased risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Individuals who are obese, overweight, or normal weight are all welcome to the study. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 days, providing urine and blood samples. Study meals are provided free of charge and additional compensation up to $140 is offered. For more information, call 205-934-5712 or email kidneystone@uabmc.edu or kidneystoneresearch@uabmc.edu.

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Are you interested in managing your weight? Men and women age 19-75 whose body mass index (BMI) range from 30-50 are needed for SWOP, a two-year study investigating the effects of daily self-weighing. Some participants will be asked to weigh themselves daily for two years using the study-provided scale that will pair with the participant's own smartphone. All participants will be asked to complete brief visits at UAB every 6 months (a total of five visits). Compensation provided. Participants must be under the care of a primary care doctor, have steady Wi-Fi at home, and live within 50 miles of UAB campus. Call 205-996-SWOP or email SWOP@uabmc.edu to find out if you qualify.
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