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-15-00050
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Infant Development
Short Name:
Gates EEG and Opals
Full Title of Study:
Using movement to measure early brain development
Phase/Type of Study:
Purpose of Research:
To learn how infant brain activity and movement patterns change as they learn to reach for objects
Infants born preterm (less than 32 weeks), 1 to 6 months adjusted age who are not yet reaching for objects
Time Commitment/Requirements:
1 or 2 visits monthly for up to 24 months. Compensation provided.
Primary Investigator:
Beth Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Dr. Smith
Phone Number:
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