About Newborn/Infant Health
The first days, weeks, and months of life are unique; no other stage of life sees such rapid growth and development. It is also, however, a time when children are uniquely vulnerable. Nearly every element of their lives, from what they eat to when and how they sleep, takes on extra importance. Bowel issues, like constipation or diarrhea, are common as children shift from liquid to solid diets. Jaundice, a condition that causes skin to turn yellow, can develop in infants if the liver is slow to start working fully. Early life is especially risky for children born prematurely; they can struggle to breathe or feed, develop problems with their vision and hearing, or develop serious disabilities like cerebral palsy. Researchers studying the lives and troubles of infants and newborns hope, by learning more about the things that impact wellness, to make your child’s earliest days as peaceful and nourishing as possible.
BabyCOVE Study - Baby
Are you the parent of a baby under 6 months old? Your baby may be eligible for a research study to evaluate an investigational pediatric vaccine that may protect infants from getting sick if they come into contact with SARS-CoV-2 (also called coronavirus), which causes COVID-19.
Brain Development and Pre-Speech Function in Infants with Isolated Oral Clefts - Isolated cleft of the lip and/or palate
Are you the parent/guardian of a two month-old infant with or without an isolated cleft lip/palate? You and the infant may be able to participate in a research study to understand the impact of exposure to anesthesia and oxygen levels on development. Compensation is provided.
Urinary Microbiome in Children
Are you the mother of a newborn (up to 6 months of age)? You may be able to participate in a study to help a research team look at the bacteria found in the urinary tract and stool. This study involves collecting up to 7 urine and stool samples over up to 12 months. Study visits take place remotely via phone or video conference. Compensation is provided.
The Role of Sleep in Infant Motor Problem Solving – Preterm Birth
Are you the parent of a 6-8 month old baby who was born prematurely (32-37 weeks gestation)? You and your child may be able to participate in a study to examine the relationship between sleep and learning in infancy, particularly when infants are learning a new motor skill. This study involves 3 visits to your home. Compensation is provided.
Brain Development in Newborns with CHD
Are you the parent of a newborn (0-3 months old) with a diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD)? If so, your baby may be able to participate in a research study to help understand brain development in children with CHD. Study involves MRI scans of your baby’s brain and monitoring of your child’s development. Compensation provided.
“Log on” Baby Development Research Study
Are you the parent of a child who is 0-24 months old? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers understand how babies develop. Involves online video calls and online questionnaire completion in your home. You will be invited to participate with your child for up to 7 observation windows (30 minutes each), but you may complete fewer.