Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center Seeking Study Participants - Medication to Reduce Symptoms of Autism

August 05, 2016

Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center is actively recruiting study participants for multiple research programs aimed at advancing the treatment for children with complex medical needs with a specific focus on autism, brain injury, chronic illness, cognition and mobility.

In collaboration with several highly-respected research institutions, universities and medical schools including the Kessler Foundation and a partnership with the Specialized Pediatric Applied Research Collaborative, SPARC, a seven-center research consortium of post–acute care hospitals; Children’s Specialized Hospital is actively involved in a variety of studies to conduct the highest quality evidence-based research to help patients achieve more of their goals.  

From investigator and pharmaceutical trials to collaborative projects with various research institutes, hospitals, and universities hospital clinicians and scientists are recruiting study participants for the following study:

Blüm Study of CM-AT, a biologic, for the treatment of Autism Children’s Specialized Hospital (Toms River) is conducting a research study to examine if an investigational medication might help reduce the symptoms of Autism.  This is a 14-week research study where participants will either receive placebo (fake medicine) or investigational medication in the form of sprinkles to be placed on food.  Participants must be 3 – 8 years old, be willing to undergo clinical and medical evaluations, and attend nine office visits at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Collection of stool samples will also be required. Compensation for travel will be provided. For more information on this research study, please call (732) 914-1100 X3719 or email MNiederhauser@childrens-specialized.org. Additional information can also be found at: http://1.usa.gov/1MHDQxB

For information about Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center: fellowships and internships, areas of research and current studies, distinguished lecture series, scientific advisory committee collaborations and publications, visit: http://www.childrens-specialized.org/research or contact Claire Marchetta, cmarchetta@childrens-specialized.org - 732-258-7288.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.  To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital

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