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Are you a caregiver? Do you know someone that is a caregiver? Would you like to earn $20? If so, the Caring for Adults with Difficulties Study (CFAD) needs you! This study examines stressors of caregivers to aging adults, their social support networks, caregiving demands, and personal experiences. To be eligible, you must care for a family member or friend at least 5 hours per week. You must also complete a 45 minute survey online or over the phone. Please contact us by phone (205-975-9452) or email ( We look forward to your participation asa we are still recruiting participants!
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB are seeking volunteers for a phase 1 HIV prevention study. This study tests the body’s immune system response to, a protein similar to what is found in HIV. The immune response prepares the body to recognize the same protein in HIV and fight the virus if a person is exposed to HIV in the future. Participants will be compensated over $750 for their efforts.

If you are interested, please call 205-934-6777 or email
You can also fill out our contact form at
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

Attend the annual wreath-laying, donate to a blanket and clothing drive, read stories from UAB veterans and leave a message of thanks.

Help complete the 2022 Habitat House, built for Eddie Mae Hopkins in Ensley, just in time for Thanksgiving celebrations. Sign up for a volunteer slot on BlazerPulse.

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 -
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Family and Community Medicine, is conducting a 12-month research study to test the effectiveness of a diabetes management intervention. If you have type 2 diabetes, are 18 years or older, and self-identify as Black or African American, you may be eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated up to $300 for completing the study.

For more information, please contact us at: 205-224-2567, or, or fill out this pre-screening form and we will get in touch with you:
We are looking for individuals to participate in a study that looks at the relationship between endorphins in plasma and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated chronic pain. To participate in this study we are looking for people with or without HIV between the ages of 19 and 64 years old, free from serious medical conditions, and able to come to two testing sessions one week apart. Participants will receive up to $200 for completing the study. You may not be eligible to participate if you have significant health problems, are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. Please email,, or call 205-934-6609. Leave a short message with your name, number and mention that you are interested in the Chronic Widespread Pain in HIV study.
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
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 have a BMI: 30-45 kg/m2), 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 or call us at 205-934-7173 if you are interested
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