Clinical Trials

Clinical trials help us learn more about new medications before they are available to the public and results of the studies provide information about the safety and effectiveness of the medications being tested.

Patients who participate in clinical trials help make new drugs possible. There is no guarantee that the study drug will benefit patients, but information learned may benefit children in the future. CHKD helps bring new medications to market through clinical trials. Our specialists and physicians are currently conducting research studies in the following areas:

If your child is seeing a specialist in one of these practices and you are interested in helping us learn more about investigational drugs for children, please the Clinical Research Unit at