Study Participants Needed

We have several studies going on and we need participants! Please see list and more information below:

What: The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children’s Center is conducting a research study to see how the immune system responds to and how well tolerated a new vaccine is against Hepatitis E virus.

Who:  Healthy adults 18-45 years of age

Participation:  Adults who participate in this study will have 13 clinic visits and 5 follow-up phone calls over about 13 months.

  • 1 screening visit 
  • 3 vaccination clinic visits
  • 9 follow-up clinic visits 
  • 5 telephone calls

Compensation:

  • $75 for screening and each vaccination visit
  • $50 for each follow-up clinic visit
  • $20 for each scheduled phone call
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INTERESTED?  Please contact Emory Children’s Center for more information: Phone: 404-727-4044 or Email: ecc.vaccine@emory.edu

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Learn about your baby’s growth & development while contributing to research

Parents: In order to improve the way we diagnose and treat autism, the Marcus Autism Center (part of CHOA and Emory University) is seeking families to participate in one of the largest ever studies of infant development. We are looking for parents who are expecting or have a newborn baby (2 months or younger). You can participate whether or not your family has a history of autism.

There are two great benefits to participating in this research:

1.       Your participation would help children and families affected by autism.

2.       You will be able to learn a lot about your own child’s development.

Throughout the study expert clinicians will monitor your baby’s progress and give you information about your child’s growth, development and milestones. By participating in this research, we are going to learn a lot from your child, but you are also going to learn a lot about your child too.

You and your baby would visit us at the Marcus Autism Center over the first 3 years of your child’s life. Compensation will be provided for your participation.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information or participating in the study, you can learn more here.

Microvascular cerebral blood flow in sickle cell disease

o    We are looking to enroll 3 healthy controls 7-8, male or female.
Control Inclusion criteria:

  • Between the ages of 7 and 8
  • English-speaking

Control Exclusion criteria:

  • Disorders associated with anemia
  • Vascular disorders
  • Diseases affecting the parenchyma or vasculature of the brain
  • Hypertension
  • History of stroke or previous transient ischemic attack
  • Current smoking or previous smoking within 5 years
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Renal disease
  • Recent administration of vasoactive medications

Patients will be compensated with a $50 visa gift card. If anyone is interested or has questions, they can contact Amanda Watt at 404-785-3934.

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Participate in Research

o    What: Help us better understand how healthy children’s immune systems work so we can work to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

o    Who:  Children born between February 13, 2017 and October 1, 2017 AND Babies born after February 5, 2018

o    Participation:  

  • One visit where about 2.5 teaspoons of blood will be collected. As a thank you for your time and participation, parents will be compensated $100.00.

INTERESTED?  Please contact Emory Children’s Center located next door to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Campus for more information: Phone: 404-727-4044 or Email: ecc.vaccine@emory.edu

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We need healthy children 2-5 years of age to join a CHOLERA VACCINE STUDY!

o    What: We are testing a cholera vaccine (Vaxchora) to see if it is safe and results in good immune response in children.  

o    Who:  Healthy children 2-5 years of age

o    Participation:  

  • Single dose of oral cholera vaccine
  • 4-6 clinic appointments

o    Compensation:

  • $100 for screening/vaccine
  • $75 for clinic visits
  • $25 for phone call follow-up

INTERESTED?  Please contact Emory Children’s Center for more information: Phone: 404-727-4044 or Email: ecc.vaccine@emory.edu

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Attention Seniors! Volunteers needed for an H7N9 Flu Vaccine Study!

o    What:  The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children’s Center is working on a research study to see how effective and safe a new vaccine is against a new strain of influenza (H7N9)

o    Who:

  • Healthy adults 65+ years of age

o    Participation:

  • 2 vaccine doses
  • 6 - 7 clinic visits including: 2 H7N9 vaccinations along with 5 follow up telephone calls in 13 months.

o    Compensation:

  • $75 for each of the two vaccination visits and $75 for a separate screening visit, if applicable.
  • $50 for each office visit
  • $20 for each scheduled phone call

Information: Please contact the Emory Children's Center for more information. Phone: 404-727-4044 or ecc.vaccine@emory.edu

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases is Recruiting Healthy Children for Research!

Summary: We are collecting blood from healthy children (0-2) years of age for basic science studies. Scientists working in the Emory Children’s Center will use it to study how the immune system works, how infections develop, and how vaccines and medicines can prevent and treat illnesses.

o    Who: healthy children ages 0-2 years old

o    What: This is a blood draw study only:

  • Amount of blood to be drawn will be based on child’s weight
  • 15 minute visits at the Emory Children’s Center
  • Single or multiple blood draw opportunities depending on blood draw safety parameters

o    Participants will receive $50 per visit

I’m in! What should I do now? If you’d like to participate, please email ECC.vaccine@emory.edu or call 404-727-4044. Thanks for your interest! 

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Recruiting Healthy Children for Children’s Nutrition and Gut Microbiome study:

o   Summary: An Oncology Nursing Society-funded study at Emory University is looking for healthy participants to compare the gut bacteria of healthy children to the gut bacteria of children with cancer..

o   Who: healthy children ages 3-22 years old

o   What: participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire & submit a stool sample

o   For participating, your child will receive one $50 gift card as compensation for his or her time and transportation. The parent will receive a $25 gift card.

Interested? Contact Jinbing Bai or 919-265-8580

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Recruiting Healthy Children for PEACH study:

o    Summary: The Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition is enrolling subjects for the Project Exposome Analysis in Childhood Health (PEACH) study. The aim of the study is to assess the impact of environmental exposures on pediatric health outcomes.

o    Who: healthy children ages 7-18 years old:

  • Must be able to lie still for imaging tests
  • Cannot be taking any regular (daily) medications for a chronic condition

o    What: the study will take about 2.5 hours and will involve several imaging, laboratory, and questionnaire-based assessments:

  • Fasting blood draw
  • Collection of vitals, stool sample, urine, saliva, and toenails
  • Optional imaging examination (MRI) of the body
  • Questionnaires about diet and medical history

o    Where: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital

o    For participating, your child will receive one $50 gift card as compensation for his or her time and transportation, as well as one $50 gift card for completing the optional MRI.

Interested? Contact Catherine Cioffi or 404-727-9876

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children’s Center is recruiting for the pediatric Varicella (Chickenpox) study.  

o    What:  The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children’s Center is conducting a research study to determine how the immune system responds to varicella (Chicken pox) vaccine.

o    Who: Two different age groups of healthy children are needed:

  • Children 12-15 months of age who have not received VARIVAX previously
  • Children 4 – 6 years of age old who have received a single dose of VARIVAX at 12-15 months old.

o    Participation:

  • Children who participate in the study will have four-five appointments at Emory Children’s Center. Children will receive one dose of vaccine. We will compensate the parents of each participant $50 for clinic visits and $75 for vaccine visit.

Information: Please contact the Emory Children’s Center for more information at (404) 727-4044 or email ecc.vaccine@emory.edu

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Vascular Dysfunction in Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Recipients 

The Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core (CIRC) is looking for volunteers for a new vascular research study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frequency, risk factors, and clinical associates of vascular function. Dr. Sachdeva would like to learn more about vascular function in pediatric heart transplant recipients and identify the risk factors associate with vascular dysfunction. We would like to compare vascular function in cardiac transplant recipients with that of healthy aged children. This study is designed to learn more about the vascular function in heart transplant recipients and its influence on cardiac function. In the future, the study results may help us target some risk factors to improved vascular function.

Description of the study:

The exams are painless and require the volunteer to lie down for the majority of the study visit. We will conduct a blood pressure test, and imaging exams. Only one visit is required for this study. The visit will last 3 to 4 hours. All exams are for "research purposes only" and will be free of charge. Volunteers will be compensated their time and travel.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Healthy Volunteers
  2. Male and Female
  3. Ages 10 to 21 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Overweight or obese
  2. History of hypertension, diabetes, significant renal disease, high cholesterol

Contact Information:

Name: Ritu Sachdeva, MD
Phone: 404-785-6476
E-mail: sachdevar@kidsheart.com

CIRC
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
1405 Clifton Rd, NE
2nd Floor, Tower 1
Atlanta, GA 30345

Pediatric ID is Recruiting Volunteers for Research!

o   Are you a healthy adult?  If so, you may want to participate in our Blood Draw Study!

o   What’s the research for? We are collecting blood from healthy adults for basic science studies. Scientists working in the Emory Children’s Center will use it to study how the immune system works, how infections develop, and how vaccines and medicines can prevent and treat illnesses.

o   What’s involved in this study? If you are selected to participate, we will draw up to 100 milliliters of blood. This is a blood draw study only; no drugs will be given, and you will not be exposed to infectious diseases. Each visit will take about 15 minutes and will occur in the Emory Children’s Center. You can participate a single time, or more often if you would like, depending on blood draw safety parameters and the needs of the researchers.

o   Will I be compensated? Participants will be reimbursed $25 per visit.

I’m in! What should I do now? If you’d like to participate, please email ECC.vaccine@emory.edu or call 404-727-4044. Thanks for your interest!    

Preschool Program at Marcus Autism Center

Marcus Autism Center is proud to announce our new, inclusive Preschool Program for toddlers with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The preschool offers a developmentally appropriate and rich learning environment for all children. We aim to foster active engagement and learning through play, hands-on activities and daily routines. Our preschool community will be a safe and welcoming space for all children. The Preschool Program is part of a nationally leading research institution. This program will operate both as a school and as a place of research on preschool education. When you apply for admission, you are accepting the fact that, if admitted, your child will be part of an innovative preschool that will be continually studied and developed. This is an exciting opportunity for your child to be exposed to leading-edge teaching techniques. The Preschool Program offers half-day classroom hours from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and full-day classroom and aftercare hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

o    Who can participate? We are currently enrolling children with and without autism who were born between Sept. 2, 2014, and Sept. 1, 2015. If your child has previously received an autism diagnosis, we are seeking to enroll children who:

  • Pay attention to, and are interested in, other children.
  • Have started to communicate using gestures or eye contact.
  • Have started to put two words together.
  • Have started to pretend during play. For example, by feeding a doll or talking on a phone.

o    How are the classrooms structured? Our classroom for 2-year-olds will have 12 children and a relatively high teacher-to-student ratio of 1 to 4. Programming will be individualized to motivate and engage all children in their own unique ways.

o    When did the program open? Our first classroom for 2-year-olds (children born between Sept. 2, 2014, and Sept. 1, 2015) opened Feb. 1, 2018. We are still looking for typical kids.

o    Tuition and fees: The monthly tuition rate for the half-day program is $850 and the full-day program is $1,250 including aftercare. We can grant modest tuition subsidies based on economic need.

o    The Preschool Program is located at Marcus Autism Center, 1920 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329. Email marcuspreschool@choa.org or call 404-785-6511 if you are interested in enrolling your child.

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