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-15-00267
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Autistic Disorder, Constipation, Gastrointestinal Disease
Short Name:
Tummy Troubles
Full Title of Study:
The Met Signaling System, Autism and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Phase/Type of Study:
Purpose of Research:
We want to learn more about autism and tummy troubles and what happens in the cells of your body.
5 to 17 years, children with Autism with and without functional constipation, English or Spanish speaking of any ethnicity. Gestational age between 36-42 weeks
Time Commitment/Requirements:
1 year- visits at baseline, 3 month, 6 months and 12 months after start of study
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Levitt
Coordinator Contact Name:
Dr. Levitt
Phone Number:
Clinical Trials .Gov Identifier: