We are looking for people with type 2 diabetes for a research study to see if eating large amounts of fresh fruit for 12 weeks can improve your blood sugar and reduce your need for diabetes medications. We are looking for participants ages 20-65 years old, overweight BMI 27-45, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years and are not using insulin. We will provide meals for 12 weeks, and participants will be compensated up to $1,375 plus receive a high-speed blender. Since this study is time-intensive, we are seeking highly motivated participants only. For more information about the study, please contact our research team at chanick@uab.edu or (262) 923-0672.
The purpose of this Phase 2 adaptive study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of PF006730512 following multiple intravenous infusion in adult subjects with primary FSGS. You may qualify if you are a male or female ages 18 - 65, with an eGFR >45, a UPCR >1.5 g/g, also a non-Responder to a Single Treatment regimen for FSGS, considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are a Non-Responder to a single treatment regimen, or considered intolerant to an Immunosuppressant and are naïve to other Immunosuppressant treatment regimens for FSGS. Must discontinue steroid treatment or tapered down to a stable prednisone dose 7.5 mg per day or other steroid equivalents to achieve a stable dose before the Lead-In Period. Participants must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, must comply with birth control regimen or have proof of postmenopausal status. If you are interested please contact Teresa Chacana at (205) 934-7649
The nefIgArd clinical research study is for patients diagnosed with primary IgA Nephropathy, IgAN, who are at risk of developing end-stage kidney disease even though they are taking medication to preserve kidney function. IgAN, also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease where the antibody called immunoglobulin A, IgA, embeds itself into the kidneys. This causes inflammation, which can affect the kidney’s ability to filter the blood. Some cases of IgAN progress slowly without symptoms or go into remission, while others lead to end-stage kidney failure. Currently, there are no drugs approved specifically to treat IgAN. The purpose of the nefIgArd study is to look at the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of the study drug Nefecon compared to placebo in patients with IgAN, who are at risk of progressing to end-stage kidney disease To learn more about study participation, contact: Ciara Mitchell at 205-975-9491.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting for studies that examine the effects of Virtual Reality Walking on SCI pain experience. Participants receive between $350 to $400 dollars for study participation. Transportation is reimbursed. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and have complete paraplegic injury. If you are interested, call the Virtual Reality Walking Study at Dr. Trost’s Research Lab for more information. (205) 934 - 9040
You may qualify to participate in an active-control treatment study of the efficacy and safety of Sparsentan, funded by Retrophin Incorporated. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 19 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact Laura Latta via phone number 205-975-8638 or email at Alatta@uabmc.edu.
You may qualify to participate in an observational research study, funded by the National Institute of Health. Qualifying participants must be over the age of 18 years old, not on dialysis or have received a previous transplant, and have had a renal biopsy in the last 5 years confirming diagnosis. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please visit https://curegn.org/ or contact Courtany Grammer via email at courtanygrammer@uabmc.edu.
If you have been diagnosed with Fabry DIsease and wish to participate in or receive information about the 6 ongoing Fabry disease studies, please contact research nurse coordinator Chrissy Singleton, RN at 975-2935
Women are needed for a study examining how naturally occurring bacteria in the gut may impact weight loss. Participation involves eating study-provided meals for 4 weeks, completing questionnaires, providing basic body measurements, and providing stool and occasional blood samples. Meals are provided at no cost and additional compensation is available. Eligible participants must be generally healthy African American or Caucasian women, age 30-50, currently overweight, and not currently pregnant or nursing. For more information contact the FEED ME Study at 205-934-1715.
You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must: Be between the ages of 19 and 65 Not on Dialysis Have moderate stage of kidney disease with 26%-60% function. Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology at 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi salammadi@uabmc.edu
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 please call (205)-975-4113
Postmenopausal women 55 years of age or older with vaginal atrophy needed. Participants must be willing to use vaginal estrogen cream for 8 weeks. If you are eligible, your participation will involve 2 visits to our clinic over an 8 week period. A physical examination will take place at the first visit and then again after 8 weeks. Participants will receive compensation up to $150 for completing the study as requested. For more information please call 205-996-7372. Or you can email us at kpnorris@uabmc.edu
We are seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes for a weight loss research study looking at the role of dietary protein in weight loss and the remission of type 2 diabetes. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in a 16 week State of Slim group weight loss program and a 36 week State of Slim Next Steps weight loss maintenance program, with body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will receive monetary stipends of $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 nonvegetarian, 18 years of age or older, has Type 2 Diabetes diagnosed within the last 6 years, are overweight or obese with a BMI greater than or equal to 27. Must be willing to participate in weekly group weight loss classes for 16 weeks, bi-weekly weight loss maintenance classes for 36 weeks, and attend four study visits over 12 months at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Also is willing to regularly consume lean red meat or not consume any red meats. Please call (205)873-8241 or email cwyoder@uab.edu if you are interested.
The Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health (REACH) Lab is looking for children between the ages of 8-12 and one parent/caregiver to participate in a study. Your participation will help us understand the differences between children with and without overweight/obesity and help to improve future treatment of pediatric overweight/obesity. Children and parents who are eligible to participate will be scheduled for a one-time, three-hour appointment at Children’s of Alabama, where they will complete computer activities, body measurements, paper surveys, and blood labs. You will be paid $30 for your participation and any on-site parking fees will be waived. For more information or to see if you are eligible contact the REACH Lab at 205-209-0729 or reachlab@peds.uab.edu.
ABC's of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Sometimes people can experience the symptoms of depression even while on antidepressants. If you take medication for depression but have still experienced symptoms for at least 8 weeks, you may qualify for a research study testing the effectiveness of an add-on investigational therapy. Everyone qualified for this study will be seen by a doctor and receive all study-related medications, care and tests at no cost. Reimbursement for travel may be available. To learn more about this study please contact (205)-934-2484 or Sam Irvin (205)-975-6426
If so, you may qualify for a new research study at the Birmingham VA Medical Center for people with Parkinson's and difficulty controlling their bladder. To be eligible for evaluation you must be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have unintentional urine leakage. Contact Ashley Gilmore at 205-933-8101 ext 4418 or 5637 for more information.
 Women ages 18 and older needed for a study of a new investigational treatment for vaginal yeast infection. To qualify you must have an untreated yeast infection at the time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Reimbursement is available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $150.00. For more information call Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
The Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue lab is looking for women with fibromyalgia ages 18-65 for a brain imaging study. The study includes a phone interview two visits to UAB hospital, one screening visit including blood draws, and one imaging visit, during which we will acquire Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of your brain for one hour. PET imaging involves exposure to a small amount of radiation. There will also be questionnaires. You will be paid $400 for completing the study. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether patients with fibromyalgia have increased brain inflammation compared to healthy people. If interested, please contact Christina Mueller at cm1@uab.edu or P: 205-530-8004, and leave your name and phone number.
Adults ages 65-84 years old or individuals with Parkinson’s disease ages 45-84 needed for a research study on balance and mobility. This study is being done to determine your balance ability and confidence while performing two tasks. The first task involves walking at a range of speeds. The second task involves responding to disturbances to balance while standing. If you qualify, your participation in the study sessions will require two visits to the laboratory. Each visit will be no more than three hours. You will be compensated for your time. Please e-mail Jutaluk Kongsuk, PT, MS, jutalukk@uab.edu or contact her at 975-3592 if you are interested.”
ABCs of MS is a 16-week study focused on increasing healthy habits in adults with MS. Using innovative technology and a health coach, you will set personal goals to improve your health. You may be eligible if you have an MS diagnosis, are 18-65 years old, and you have access to the internet. If eligible, you may be able to receive up to $100 in compensation. To learn if you qualify, please contact Kathryn Green at 205-934-8651 or HBDLab@uabmc.edu
Do you have Kidney Disease? You may qualify to participate in a 4-month research study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), on blood vessel health in patients with chronic kidney disease. Qualifying participants must, 1. Be between the ages of 19 and 65, 2. Not on Dialysis, 3. Have a moderate stage of kidney disease (25-60% function). Participants will be compensated. For more information, please contact UAB Division of Nephrology 205-934-7295. Or email Salam Madi at salammadi@uabmc.edu
Do you have Treatment-Resistant Depression? Have you tried at least one antidepressant with no relief from your depressive symptoms? Are you between the ages of 18-65? Are you interested in participating in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new study drug? If yes, then please call the Office of Psychiatric Research at 205-934-2484 to determine your eligibility for this study. Eligible participants will receive compensation for their time.

Does when you eat affect your weight and body fat? UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences and Weight Loss Medicine Clinic are conducting a 14-week study to see if changing your mealtimes can help you lose more weight and more body fat. We are looking for people who are overweight, 25-75 years old, do not have diabetes, and who are willing to enroll in the weight loss program at UAB’s Weight Loss Medicine Clinic. Participants will either eat early in the day or eat throughout the day, and we will see if when you eat affects how much weight you lose, your body fat and muscle mass, and your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To participate in the study, you must enroll in as a new patient at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic, and you must not be participating in another weight loss study or program. In return for participating in the study, you will receive one-year clinic membership at the UAB Weight Loss Medicine Clinic (an $850 value), which includes individual sessions with a dietitian and weekly group classes; body scans to measure your body fat and muscle mass; and, testing for your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Your initial Weight Loss Medicine Clinic visit is not included in the $850 value, and this visit will be billed to your insurance and requires a copay. If you are interested, please contact either David (dbryan@uab.edu; 205-975-0269) or Cody (chanick@uab.edu; 205-934-5458) for more information.

 

Healthy female UAB students ages 18-29 needed for a single visit for a study of how common chlamydia is. Requires blood, urine, and self-collected vaginal swab – reimbursed with $30 Visa gift card. Call 934-8166.
Champion Nutrition Study in African American Women. UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is conducting a nutrition study looking at the effects of diet in African American women. You may qualify if you are between the ages of 19-45, are an African American female, overweight, have not been diagnosed with Diabetes, are willing to consume a prescribed diet, are not pregnant, 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 205-975-6579 or email mpacker2@uab.edu.
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