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-21-00237
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Purpose of Research:
Study early development in infants who have an older sibling with autism
Short Name:
Study of Autism Risk in Siblings (StARS)
Full Title of Study:
Characterization of Brain Network Dynamics Using Multi-Modal Approaches in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Phase/Type of Study:
Families with, or are expecting, a newborn baby (under 3 months) and an older child (under 17 years) who has been diagnosed with autism
Time Commitment/Requirements:
2 years with 7-8 visits. Baby: Visits at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, & 24 months. 18-month visit will be remote Older Child: 1 visit before or during baby's first visit Compensation provided.
Primary Investigator:
Sahana Nagabhushan Kalburgi, PhD, &, Pat Levitt, PhD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Aidee Leon Lua
Phone Number:
(323) 209-5081
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