Today, it is increasingly recognized that children have the right to research that meets their unique needs. Children are not little adults and often don't respond to medical care in the same way adults do. Some illnesses and conditions are only seen in infants and children. Thus, research needs to include children to ensure they have the best available treatment, now and in the future. Research needs to involve children so that doctors can know how best to care for children.
Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.
To see current research studies being conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital, search the options below.
Genetics of Epilepsy Study
The purpose of this study is to find the causes of certain epilepsies that begin during childhood or adolescence and have no known causes. Researchers are looking for full families with a family member who started having generalized seizures after age 8, and participants can be any age. Read more.
Self Help Approaches for Families to Help Young Children Sleep Better
This study is comparing different ways to assist parents in helping their young children sleep better. When young children sleep better, parents and other caregivers often sleep better. Read more.
Phase 2 Trial of Corticosteroids for Infants and Young Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this trial is to determine if weekend oral corticosteroids improve development in infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Read more.
Early Prediction Study
The Early Prediction study is a follow-up study to the Perinatal Brain Injury Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PBI-MRI) study. The purpose of this study is to understand what causes brain injury and abnormal brain development in premature infants. Read more.
Biology of Language Study (BLS)
The goal of the Biology of Language Study (BLS) is to examine how genes affect language skills and how they are transmitted through families. The purpose of this research study is to identify and localize the genes that influence language difficulties as well as understand the impact that language difficulties have on other areas of cognition. Read more.