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Better health for children happens only through a relentless commitment to research and innovation—one that is shared by physicians, researchers and also by families affected by a child’s health condition. As a nationally-ranked pediatric research hospital Riley at IU Health is one of the busiest locations in the United States for funded pediatric research.
Through participation in our clinical trials, families have a wide range of opportunities to become part of a process that helps doctors and scientists find treatments, tests and services that improve what is already available for all children. Clinical trials also study ways to detect, diagnose and prevent disease.
Our devotion to research stems from the fact that we have expert subspecialists who care for children with life’s most serious injuries and conditions, or rare, life-threatening diseases. Children in Indiana, parts of the Midwest and worldwide are referred to Riley at IU Health for diagnosis and treatment because our physicians work with these problems on a daily basis and provide a level of care that is not available in all healthcare systems.
We have achieved this level of excellence in part by having physicians, scientists and healthcare providers who are steeped in patient care, research and innovation in nearly every area of pediatric health. As witnesses to the effects certain diseases and treatments have on families, we are highly motivated to find new treatments that cause fewer hardships and better outcomes for children.
Because we care for the whole child—not just the disease or condition that affects them—families can find active clinical trials in all aspects of children’s health. Riley at IU Health is a national hub for innovation in children’s health, and we invite your family to see why participation in research is so important to the future of children’s health in this video.
Whether you are a parent, caregiver or a healthcare professional interested in clinical research, we want to connect with you.