Your eight year old healthy child is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development.
Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, blood draws, urine collection and x-rays. Participants must NOT have any chronic medical or psychiatric illnesses, nor be on any long-term medication. Parents must agree to their child’s participation.
Evaluations and research procedures are free of cost. Compensation is provided. Call for information and eligibility criteria: 301-402-9207, TTY: 1-866-411-1010.
Detailed Protocol Description: www.clinicaltrials.gov, Protocol 11-M-0251.