Babette Zemel, PhD, Director, Nutrition and Growth Laboratory
Study Coordinator: Waynitra Hall, MS, CHES
Children with Down syndrome ages birth to 20 years are invited to participate in this research study to develop new growth charts for children and young adults with Down syndrome. The current trisomy 21 growth charts are outdated and may not reflect current patterns of growth in children and young adults with Down syndrome. We want to learn as much as we can so that we can improve the medical care of children and young adults with Down syndrome.
Children with Down syndrome between the ages of 8 and 16 are needed for a study that will help us understand sleep in children with Down syndrome. Your child does not need to have sleep problems to be included in the study.
The study involves spending the night in the sleep lab, blood tests, an ultrasound of the heart (echo) and learning tests. A parent must stay with the child overnight.
We offer reimbursement for expenses.
For further information, please call Mimi Carroll, study coordinator, at 215-590-3862.
Children with Down syndrome between the ages of 10-20 are invited to participate in this study that will help us understand body weight in adolescents with Down syndrome, the extent to which individuals with Down syndrome are at increased risk for heart and artery disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, and how body weight affects these risks. You may be aware of the current “Growing Up” Study whose goal is to develop new growth curves for children with Down syndrome. This study will further help us understand weight, muscle mass, and fat mass in children with Down syndrome.
To learn more, please contact Divya Prasad, study coordinator, at 267-426-2778 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: October 2012