NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research related to pediatric injury. Select one of the following links to learn more about these projects.
- A Trial of “Coping Coach,” a Web-based Preventive Intervention for Children
This study will evaluate the impact of a psychosocial intervention, Coping Coach, delivered online to children who have experienced an acute medical event.
- GM-CSF for Immunomodulation Following Trauma (GIFT) Study
The GIFT study will test a drug called GM-CSF on pediatric patients with suppressed immune systems to study whether the drug can improve immune function.
- VR-based EF Rehabilitation for Pediatric TBI
Researchers will study whether a virtual reality (VR) program can effectively improve children’s executive function (EF) after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Integrating Animal-assisted Therapy into Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Maltreated Youth (TF-CBT+AAT)
This study will examine the effects of integrating animal therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy for children who have been maltreated.
- How do the Neck Muscles Influence Head Acceleration During Sport-associated Impact Events in High School Athletes?
This study will test a 12-week manual resistance neck strengthening exercise program on participants to determine whether greater neck strength can lower athletes’ risk of sport-related concussion.
- NICHD’s Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network Projects
The network conducts collaborative clinical trials and descriptive studies in pediatric critical care medicine, including those focused on injured children.