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"Children are not little adults. They are unique."
Dr. Renee Jenkins

"And [research is] really the only way to bring children into first-class citizenship in medical care."
Dr. Gail Pearson

Visit the Kids Files
A documentary video for parents about enrolling their child in a clinical study.

The Importance of Children in Clinical Studies

Children have often had to accept medicines and treatments based on what is known to work in adults. As a society, we should not agree to this "hand-me-down" approach. To improve clinical care of cildren, researchers are now conducting more studies focused on children's health and developing treatments, drugs, and devices specific to children.

image of baby in the hospital

NEW VIDEO!

  • Messages for Parents and Caregivers
    Pediatric clinician-researchers, doctors, and nurses talk about the importance of conducting clinical trials for children while addressing common questions that parents and caregivers face.
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