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-14-00191
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Obesity
Short Name:
NEAT Study
Full Title of Study:
Neuroimaging: Emotions and Appetite Testing Study
Phase/Type of Study:
Clinical Research
Purpose of Research:
The NEAT Study is about obesity, appetite, emotions, and how the brain develops in children. The study team is looking for volunteer youth to participate who are either healthy or have a clinical condition called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).
Eligibility:
Youth ages 8-15 years old (with or without CAH)
Time Commitment/Requirements:
One 3 hour visit, and one 5 hour visit. Compensation provided.
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Mimi Kim
Coordinator Contact Name:
Norma Martinez
Phone Number:
323-361-5627
Email:
CAH@chla.usc.edu