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.

Please contact the study staff listed in your search results for more information.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-14-00191h
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Healthy Subjects Needed
Purpose of Research:
The NEAT Study is about obesity, appetite, emotions, and how the brain develops in children. The study team is looking for healthy volunteer youth to participate.
Short Name:
NEAT Study
Full Title of Study:
(Healthy Controls) Neuroimaging: Emotions and Appetite Testing Study
Phase/Type of Study:
Clinical Research
Youth ages 8-15 years old
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:
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