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Research Study for Children and Adolescents

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Brain Development Research Study for Children and Adolescents

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is conducting an outpatient research study to examine the effect of genetic and environmental factors on brain development.

Your child may qualify if he or she is:

  • 4 to 16 years old (parents or guardian must give permission for minors to participate)
  • Medically healthy
  • Free of learning disabilities and psychiatric conditions

Research study includes:

  • 4 to 6 hours on an outpatient basis at the NIH Clinical Center
  • A brief physical examination
  • Brain imaging
  • Tests of learning and memory

All study-related procedures are provided at no cost. Compensation and transportation assistance may be provided.

The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is located on the Metro red line (medical center) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, please contact:
Saadia Choudhury
Call: 301-443-0777
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 12-HG-0202

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

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This page last updated on 09/04/2018

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