Healthy children needed to participate in research study

April 28, 2010

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital’s Janette Ramer, M.D., is studying how certain elements in the blood, such as copper and zinc, affect the symptoms of autism. Healthy children are needed to participate in this research study as part of the control group.

Children age 3 to 9 who do not have autism and are relatively healthy may be eligible for this study. A small blood sample is required, and a parent or guardian will complete a short questionnaire.

Compensation is available for participation.

For more information, call the Pediatric Clinical Research Office at 717-531-5656.

This research study, IRB 23275, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated April 29, 2010