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.
Pediatric Stroke: Impact on Cerebral Connectivity and Social Competence Project
This project will help us find out more about how children and their families adjust after children have suffered a stroke, by comparing children between ages 7-18 who have either suffered a stroke with children who are healthy. Read more.
Baby CHAMP Study: Therapy Trial for Infants and Toddlers with Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy
The Frequency: Dosing for Rehabilitation Delivery in Children with Cerebral Palsy study, also known as the Baby CHAMP Study, is a clinical trial to compare three highly promising forms of therapy for infants and toddlers who have a diagnosis of hemiparetic cerebral palsy. Read more.
CHAMP: Pediatric Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Hemiparesis
The Children with Hemiparesis Hand and Arm Project (CHAMP) is a study that will test the effects of a new type of pediatric therapy for children ages 2-8 who have cerebral palsy and hemiparesis. Read more.
Painless Childhood Study on Stomach Bacteria
Child participants between 4-12 years of age are needed to take part in a painless research study looking at bacteria in the stomach of children. Read more.
BLINK: Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids
The purpose of this study is to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses (typically used to help people older than 40 see up close) slow the progression of nearsightedness in children ages 7-11. Read more.