Clinical Research Study Finder

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leads or participates in hundreds of clinical research studies and clinical trials. Many of the studies that are currently enrolling patients can be found in this database. Use this finder to learn more about the purpose of these studies and clinical trials, find out who can participate, and tell us you're interested in enrolling.

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Blood Sugar Stability in Individuals with Hyperinsulinism

The purpose of the study is to evaluate blood sugar levels and beta-cell function in adolescents and adult with KATP hyperinsulinism whom did not undergo pancreatectomy. We will perform oral glucose tolerance tests, glucose potentiated arginine tests, and evaluate blood sugars in home environment by using continuous glucose monitoring for 10 days.

Adolescent Communication of Emotion Study (ACES)

The purpose of this study is to understand how children and adolescents respond to different emotions and social situations. This study is open to children between the ages of 12-17 years old. We are looking for typically developing children as well as children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety or depression. Participation would consist of up to two in-person visits to the Center for Autism Research at CHOP to complete brief cognitive testing and participate in activities and interact with research staff. 

Leigh Syndrome Natural History Study

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is conducting a Natural History Study in Leigh Syndrome.

 

Natural History Studies help researchers better understand disease and can support drug development.


You or your child may qualify for this study if you have been diagnosed with Leigh Syndrome and are between the ages of 0 and 75. 

Imaging Cognition and Neurodevelopment (ICAN)

The purpose of this research study is to examine relationships between brain and behavior development in toddlers with and without autism who have older siblings. 

You may qualify for our study if you or your child's healthcare provider has concerns regarding your toddler's development (communication, motor, behavior, or social concerns or developmental concerns). Toddlers must have older biological sibling(s) without autism.

Blood Sugar Stability in Individuals with Hyperinsulinism

The purpose of the study is to evaluate blood sugar levels and beta-cell function in adolescents and adult with KATP hyperinsulinism whom did not undergo pancreatectomy. We will perform oral glucose tolerance tests, glucose potentiated arginine tests, and evaluate blood sugars in home environment by using continuous glucose monitoring for 10 days.

Adolescent Communication of Emotion Study (ACES)

The purpose of this study is to understand how children and adolescents respond to different emotions and social situations. This study is open to children between the ages of 12-17 years old. We are looking for typically developing children as well as children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety or depression. Participation would consist of up to two in-person visits to the Center for Autism Research at CHOP to complete brief cognitive testing and participate in activities and interact with research staff. 

Metabolic MRI: Pilot Testing

The purpose of this research study is to test and adapt new techniques for performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI provides pictures of the inside of the body and information about chemicals the body makes. Here are some examples of what we hope to accomplish:

1. Adapt MRI techniques used at other institutions for use on CHOP MRI scanners

2. Increase the amount of information learned from each MRI image

The research sequences involve changing the settings of the magnetic resonance scanner. By research sequences we mean that they are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical use. The data we obtain will help the FDA evaluate whether or not they can eventually approve the sequences for clinical use.

We are seeking to enroll healthy volunteers, 18 years of age and above. Pregnant females excluded for safety purposes.

Providing Unique Support for Health (PUSH)

The purpose of this study is to identify and engage young black or hispanic/latino men (male sex at birth, but gender identity male, transfemale, or gender nonconforming) (YBLMSM/transwomen) in Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC in HIV and substance use prevention using a new Mobile-enhanced Engagement intervention (app that reminds you to take your meds, reminds you of your medical appointments, etc.). There are three different parts to this study: 1) respondent driven sampling (RDS); 2) Randomized Control Trial (RCT): MEI vs Standard of Care for HIV+ youth; and 3) PrEP RCT: Pre Exposure Prophylaxis - Mobile-enhanced Engagement Intervention (PrEP-MEI) vs. Standard PrEP referral;. It is possible to participate in only the RDS, the RDS and the AIM 3 PrEP RCT, or the RDS and AIM 2 RCT studies.

The RDS study involves 2 study visits lasting up to 1 month of participation where participants will be asked to complete an optional rapid HIV test (oral or fingerstick) or viral load testing (blood draw), web-based survey (on past sexual and HIV experiences), recruit your peers to participate in the study, and complete a post-recruitment survey. YBLMSM/transwomen and cisgender females 15-24 years may participate in RDS, but the following study portions are only for YBLMSM/transwomen:

People who successfully complete the RDS portion of the study may be asked to participate in an additional study visit of an audio-recorded focus group or interview.

The RCT study involves 6 study visits (5 in person, 1 phone) and lasts 18 months. Participants will be assigned to one of two groups receiving different HIV supportive interventions: 1) HIV case management with a Mobile-enhanced Engagement Intervention (MEI), or 2) standard of care HIV case management where a case manager will remind you of medical appointments. If you are assigned to the first group (MEI), you will be asked to use the MEI mobile app or web-browser version of the app during the study period. Participants will be asked to complete a web-survey (on past sexual and HIV experiences), HIV Antibody and Viral load testing (blood draw), urine drug testing, and allow the researchers to access your medical charts for HIV and STI testing results. You may also be asked to participate in audio-recorded in-depth interviews.

The PrEP RCT study involves 5 study visits (5 in person, 1 phone) and lasts 18 months. Participants will be assigned to one of two groups receiving different PrEP and substance use supportive interventions: 1) PrEP case management with a Mobile-enhanced Engagement Intervention (MEI-PrEP), or 2) standard PrEP referrals to services. If you are assigned to the first group (MEI-PrEP), you will be asked to use the MEI-PrEP mobile app or web-browser version of the app during the study period. Participants will be asked to complete a web-survey (on past sexual and HIV experiences), HIV Antibody (blood draw or 2 rapid OraQuick tests in place of serologic 4th generation testing when 4th generation testing is not available) and Viral load testing (blood draw), urine drug testing, use the MEI-PrEP mobile app or web-browser version of the app, and allow the researchers to access your medical charts for HIV and STI testing results. You may also be asked to participate in audio-recorded in-depth interviews.

Pediatric Normative Data for the Complete Minnesota Dexterity Test

The Division of Rheumatology is enrolling healthy controls to gather data for a hand-eye coordination study. We are looking for children and adolescents who are healthy with no known physical, cognitive, or emotional conditions, ages 8-18. We hope to gather data through a 45-minute study visit, which includes hand-eye coordination tests, and a Box-and-Block Test with an occupational therapist. The purpose of this study is to establish normal values for hand-eye coordination in kids.

Participants are compensated for their time. For more information, contact Rheumatology Research Core via email at RRC@chop.edu or via phone at 267-425-5446.

The Charisma Study

We are currently enrolling adolescents ages 15-21 of South Asian ancestry, African American ancestry, and European American or "White" ancestry. This study is looking to better understand ancestry related differences in risks for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The study involves 2 visits to the CHOP Main Hospital in Philadelphia, and participants will be compensated for their efforts.


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