Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study that allows volunteers to receive treatment with a drug or device currently under research testing by a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. These companies carefully select qualified physicians who serve as "investigators” to lead the study trials.

Arkansas Children's offers opportunities to the community to participate in many studies. Use the search fields below to review the current available studies.

If you have questions about volunteering for research studies, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

If would like to be contacted about clinical research opportunities, consider joining our Research Registry or sign up to receive text updates on your mobile device.  CLICK HERE to learn more. 

See our currently enrolling studies list.

Bioenergetics and Metabolism in Pediatric Patients

We are conducting a research study to learn more about weight, Type 2 Diabetes, and how sugar is processed in the body. This study may include single or multiple visits and food may be provided. A visit will take up to 4-5 hours. Upon completion of the study visit(s), you will be paid for your time.    

Study Eligibility:  
Children who are 5-7 years old and over 55 lbs or children who are 8-9 years old and over 75 lbs may be eligible. Children who are 5-17 years old with pre-diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes may also be eligible.
Content Study Link:  
Principal Investigator:  
Healthy Individuals or Type 2 Diabetes
Contact Information:  
For more information about this study, contact Leanna Delhey at 501-364-4519 or DelheyLM@archildrens