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Ai4DM (Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes Management) is an innovative online diabetes management program design specifically for people with  diabetes and a physical disability. By participating, you may receive a year-long telehealth program, four HbA1c home kits, health coaching, a technology package including an Amazon Echo and FitBit, and compensation. Ai4DM is completely virtual, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the U.S. If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and live with a permanent physical disability, and have a smartphone, this program might be a great fit for you. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit or click the button below.

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M2M (Movement to Music)

M2M studies the effects of a 12-week rhythmic-based Movement-2-Music exercise program on health and fitness outcomes in people with neurological disabilities. People who enter the study will be asked to participate in either the 12-week M2M program or a waitlist control group. This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, Parkinson disease or cerebral palsy. Participants can be compensated up to $255 for completing the study. For more information or to participate, contact Lori Theriot or 205-313-7455.

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The purpose of this study is to test the effects of two 8-week remotely delivered tele-exercise programs: Movement-to-Music (M2M) and Standard Exercise Training (SET) on physical activity and quality of life outcomes in adults with spinal cord injury.

Participants will be randomly enrolled into one of three groups: an M2M intervention group, a SET intervention group, or a control group

For more information or to participate, email Amy Belcher or visit

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Universal Design in Fitness Facilities/Equipment Study

RecTech, Lakeshore’s rehab engineering center, is seeking fitness professionals or facility managers outside the state of Alabama with at least two years of experience in their position to participate in a study interview regarding the accessibility of their fitness facilities.

Participant answers will be kept confidential and will be used to recommend potential changes to universal design principles. You will be compensated for your time.

For more information or to participate, contact Beth Barstow at or 205-934-7321.

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