Advancing Pediatric Care Through Clinical Studies

Research is discovering what is possible for tomorrow. We have our advancements in medicine today because of the research investigators completed before us and our research today will expand our ability to take care of the patients of tomorrow. Clinical Research can inspire us as it allows opportunity to make the world better for the next generation and enables a better future for our children.

What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials are medical studies that involve people like you. They help find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat diseases that are safe and effective.


Current Studies

The purpose of these studies is to aid in biomarker discovery, drug discovery, drug development, and diagnostic research taken by blood samples. All samples collected will be used for research purposes only.

If you’re interested in participating or learning more about our research, please contact our research team.

*Participation in all clinical trials is voluntary and some trials may compensate for time and travel.

Who: Healthy Babies

What: Meningococcal Vaccine

Primary Objectives: The purpose of this study is to compare the immunogenicity and describe the safety of MenACYW conjugate vaccine and MENVEO® when both are administered concomitantly with routine pediatric vaccines to healthy infants and toddlers in the US.

Compensation: $600-$800

Ages: 2 Month Old Babies

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Who: Symptomatic & Asymptomatic Children/Adolescents

What: Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Device

Primary Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine performance characteristics of the FebriDx test in predicting viral or bacterial infection etiology among febrile (observed or reported) patients presenting the emergency department, urgent care centers or primary care offices with suspected acute respiratory tract infection.

Compensation: $150

Ages: 12 Month - 21 Years

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Why is Parkside involved in Clinical Research?

“Bringing clinical research to Parkside Pediatrics is following our mission to serve the pediatric community in diverse ways. Our practice can contribute to medical advancements through our participation in all types of clinical trials. We must strive to always be learning, improving, and serving.” – Scott Dobson, MD, Principal Investigator

For More Information
  • National Institutes of Health: Clinical Research Trials and You- For Parents and Children
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Special Protections for Children as Research Subjects
  • U.S. Clinical Trial Registry and Results Database
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pediatric Science and Research

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