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.
A few recent clinical research studies are listed below. For a complete listing of all clinical research studies at Nationwide Children's that are currently recruiting participants, from cancer and gene therapy to adolescent health and diabetes, please choose from the topics in the links menu on the left.
Study for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Patients who are at least 10 years old, have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Becker Muscular Dystrophy, and have a weak heart or a heart device (ex., pacemaker or ICD) are eligible for this non-invasive study, which will collect health information from medical records. Read more.
Infants and Toddlers 9-27 Months Needed for Therapy Study
Infants and young toddlers ages 9-27 months with cerebral palsy who have one side of their body stronger than the other, or those without cerebral palsy and no other motor difficulties, are eligible for this non-invasive, parent-directed therapy study. Read more.
Children Needed for MRI-Speech Study
Children ages 4-12 years old with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also known as velocardiofacial/DiGeorge syndrome) are needed for a non-invasive MRI-speech study. Read more.