CHLA Clinical Research Studies

Having volunteers participate in research studies and clinical trials is critical to our research efforts. Thousands of children and families are involved in our patient-centered studies every year. Many of the treatments used today are based on the results of past research studies and clinical trials conducted with our patients. Our scientific and clinical experts take the best ideas from the laboratory -- to the patient -- in the form of promising new treatments.

By searching our study directory, you may identify research that could impact the life of your child or of another child you know. Because the number of available research studies and clinical trials for children nationwide is small, every participant makes a significant contribution.

In addition to enrolling children with certain diseases in order to study treatments and prevention of those diseases, we also need to study healthy children. Ask your child’s doctor about volunteer study options that may be suitable for your child.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-10-00235
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Brain Development
Short Name:
Brain Development CHD
Full Title of Study:
MR Imaging Perinatal Brain Injury: Fetal Substudy
Phase/Type of Study:
Purpose of Research:
Learn about brain development in fetuses and children with congenital heart disease
Fetuses and neonates with congenital heart disease likely to need intervention within first postnatal month
Time Commitment/Requirements:
Prenatal and newborn brain MRIs, neurodevelopmental assessments throughout childhood until 6years of age
Primary Investigator:
Lisa Paquette, MD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Mike K. Gawad, BSc, CCRP
Phone Number:
(323) 361-3313