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-16-00214
Health/Science/Disease Category:
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injuries
Purpose of Research:
The overall objective is to assess the influences that repeated head impact accelerative events (both impact and nonimpact) and concussions have on high school athletes as measured by brain structure and function, cognition, and behavior.
Short Name:
Full Title of Study:
Head Acceleration and Concussion Study
Phase/Type of Study:
Entering high school freshmen football, track, cross-country, tennis, or swim athletes ages 12+
Time Commitment/Requirements:
6-8 hours per visit. 1 visit pre-season, after every acute suspected concussion (football players only), and annually. Compensation is provided.
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Bradley Peterson
Coordinator Contact Name:
Karen Li
Phone Number:
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