Endocrinology Clinical Research

Clinician scientists within Endocrinology are committed to improving care for children. Clinical-based research studies are informing new treatment strategies involving new technologies.

To see current Endocrinology research studies being conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, search the options below.

Youth and Young Adult Resilience Study

What is the purpose of this study?

The Youth and Young Adult Resiliency Study explores how differences of sex development (DSD) impact quality of life. This is a collaborative study between Nationwide Children's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. During this study, healthcare providers aim to learn what factors lead to the best outcomes for patients with DSD. With this information, providers hope to be proactive in supporting patients with DSD so that they can be their happiest and healthiest selves.

Who can participate in this study?

  • Youth and young adults ages 12-26 with differences of sex development (DSD)

  • Participants must be able to read and understand English

What will happen during this study?

  • You will complete an online questionnaire about how your feelings and experiences impact your well-being.

  • This questionnaire will be completed once at your convenience and will require about 40 minutes of your time.

  • A select number of participants will also complete a single face-to-face interview.

  • Participation in this research study is voluntary and may be discontinued at any point during the project.

  • Your participation or lack thereof will not impact your care at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

  • You will be compensated for your time.

Who can I contact for more information?

To learn more or participate in the Youth and Young Adult Resiliency Study, please contact Hillary Kapa, Clinical Research Coordinator, at 614-722-2830 or ThriveStudies@NationwideChildrens.org.

Study for Relatives of People with Type 1 Diabetes (TrialNet Natural History Study)

What is the purpose of this study?

Does someone in your family have type 1 diabetes? Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital are screening relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to find out if they may be at risk of developing diabetes.

For additional information on this Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet research study, please visit the network's website: https://www.diabetestrialnet.org/. TrialNet is a network of 21 clinical centers working in cooperation with screening sites throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. This network is dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Who can participate in this study?

  • People 1 to 45 years of age with brother, sister, child or parent with type 1 diabetes

  • People 1 to 20 years of age with a cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, half-sibling or grandparent with type 1 diabetes.

What will happen during this study?

  • One blood draw will be done.

  • Participants 1 to 18 years of age are eligible to repeat the screening annually.

  • Some individuals who are found to be at risk for diabetes may be eligible for other studies being conducted to prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes.

  • Participation in this research study is voluntary.

  • Whether or not you choose to participate will not impact your care or your family's care at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Who can I contact for more information?

To learn more information or schedule participation in the TrialNet Natural History study, please contact Clinical Research Services at Nationwide Children's at (614) 722-2650.

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