Research & Innovation
Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Endocrinology operates one of the nation's most extensive research programs focused on pediatric endocrine disorders. With more than 50 basic science and clinical researchers, we are attempting to unravel the genetic and biochemical underpinnings of the endocrine system.
Here at Children’s, we’re known for our science-driven approach and our intense culture of innovation—a philosophy that pushes the boundaries of pediatric care. We’re frequently ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the United States.
The collaborative atmosphere at Children's allows specialists across a wide range of disciplines—including endocrinology, cardiology and genetics—to steadily increase their understanding of Turner syndrome’s root causes and effective treatment. Our knowledge about Turner syndrome is constantly evolving.
Children’s is known worldwide for pioneering some of the most effective diagnostic tools, therapies and preventive approaches in pediatric medicine. A significant part of our success comes from our commitment to research—and to advancing the frontiers of health care by conducting clinical trials.
Children’s coordinates hundreds of clinical trials at any given time. Clinical trials are studies that may involve:
- evaluating the effectiveness of a new drug therapy
- testing a new diagnostic procedure or device
- examining a new treatment method for a particular condition
- taking a closer look at the causes and progression of specific diseases
Children’s is involved in several multi-site clinical trials and studies focusing on pediatric neurology, psychiatry and developmental medicine. While children must meet strict criteria in order to be eligible for a clinical trial, your child may be a candidate for participation in a study. Before considering this option, you should be sure to:
- consult with your child’s treating physician and treatment team
- gather as much information as possible about the specific course of action outlined in the trial
- do your own research about the latest breakthroughs relating to your child’s condition
Taking part in a clinical trial at Children’s is entirely voluntary. Our team will be sure to fully address any questions you may have, and you may remove your child from any medical study at any time.
Search current and upcoming clinical trials at Children’s.
Search the National Institute of Health’s list of clinical trials taking place around the world.