Genes and brain development in healthy, typically developing children and young adults

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Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute are recruiting healthy, typically developing children and young adults between the ages of 3 to 20 years to participate in a study investigating the relationship between genes and brain development. This study is being conducted by centers across the country and it will help researchers better understand pediatric brain disorders. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, saliva collection, and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain. None of these tests are harmful or painful. There are no direct medical benefits for participating in this study. The study involves two sessions over one or two days (approx. 2.5 hours/session). Participants will receive $50 compensation. All testing is done free of charge.

The centers involved in the study are:

A flyer is available for patients.

For more information about this study, please contact the study coordinator:

Mohsin Javid
Research Assistant II
Center for Genetic Disorders of Cognition & Behavior
Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway, Room 322A
Baltimore, MD 21205

(443) 923-2793 (Phone)
(443) 923-7696 (Fax)

PING Study

Dr. Walter Kaufmann

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Center for Genetic Disorders of Cognition and Behavior

Protocol #: NA_00033801


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Last revised 01-Dec-2010 by Steven Leber