Pediatric Clinical Trials

Status: Enrolling

Through our partnership with West Volusia Pediatrics, our research team can now conduct more pediatric clinical trials in DeLand. Why is this research so important? Pediatric clinical trials help establish the optimal dosages for the medications that your children rely on when they are sick. They play an essential role in improving modern pediatric healthcare.

Currently, we’re conducting pediatric clinical trials on the following conditions/indications:

  • Asthma
  • Coughing
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

If you’d like to learn more about our pediatric clinical trials, please fill out the form on the right →

Nurse enrolls child in a pediatric clinical trial

 

Through this ongoing research, we hope to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat these common childhood diseases. Success means better lives for sick children in the near future and their families.

We’re actively seeking interested families in Volusia County and around Florida. If you’d like to learn more about our upcoming pediatric clinical trials, please:

  • Use our online contact form – If you look in the upper right hand corner, you’ll see a short contact form. This will let our recruitment team know that you are interested in an upcoming study. All you need to provide is your full name, email and phone number. After you fill out the form, you’ll receive a confirmation email letting you know that a member of our research team has received your contact information and will be calling you shortly to discuss your child’s eligibility.
  • Give us a call – You can also call us at (386) 785-2400 if you’d like to learn more about our pediatric clinical trials and our enrollment process. You can call us anytime between 7 AM and 5 PM on week days (we aren’t available on weekends or during major holidays).

You should know that these pediatric studies will not be conducted at our clinic on Peachwood Drive. We’ll be conducting these trials at West Volusia Pediatrics which is located at 809 N Stone St. Deland, FL 32720.

Is a Clinical Trial Right for Your Child?

As you may already know, the primary purpose behind conducting a clinical trial is to test new treatments and approaches to healthcare. Research studies provide us with the data we need to answer extremely complex medical questions. Without them, we wouldn’t know if a new treatment will actually work for the targeted patient population.

This fact remains true for adults and children. Given the significant physiological difference between a child and adult, pediatric research studies are essential in the development of new treatments that are meant for them.

For this reason, there are strict guidelines that govern how pediatric clinical trials are conducted. You should check out the FDA’s guidelines on pediatric research if you’d like to learn more.

If you’d like to enroll your child in a clinical trial, there is the potential that they may receive a new form of treatment that is better than what they currently take. Your participation will also help improve pediatric healthcare in the near future. In the end, the choice should come down to what you are most comfortable with as a parent. If you have any questions, you can call us at (386) 785-2400.

Principal investigator explains the purpose of her pediatric clinical trial

 

Are Pediatric Clinical Trials Safe?

The safety of each of our participants is our top priority. We understand that enrolling your child in a clinical study can make you a little nervous. Rest assured that our research team follows a strict guideline when conducting our pediatric clinical trials.

These guidelines require the use of several safety measures for each specific study. Some of the safety measures we employ include:

  • Getting IRB approval  for each study protocol we receive. as a first line of defense.
  • We make sure to obtain a signed informed consent form from each of our participant’s parents before enrolling their child.
  • We have several team members that monitor each stage of the clinical trial.

Please note that in most cases, we’ll need to obtain permission from both parents to be able to enroll their child in a pediatric clinical trial at West Volusia Pediatrics. If your partner has passed away or if you are the sole guardian, then your permission will suffice.

After we get permission from the parents, we will seek the child’s assent. What this means is that the child understands and expresses the desire to take part in the study. Our principal investigator will explain the purpose of the trial to the child and what their role in it will be.

Please Note: If you have any other questions about our pediatric clinical trials at West Volusia Pediatrics, please call (386) 785-2400. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.

Clinical Trial Indications