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. 

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See our currently enrolling studies list.

Immunometabolism in Pediatric Obesity

We are conducting a study to learn more about weight and how sugar is processed in the body. We will consider the role of the immune system and other body processes in the development of insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. This study involves a visit to Arkansas Children’s and a possible 2nd visit 6-months to a year later. The study visit is expected to last up to 2 ½ hours. Upon completion of a study visit you will be compensated for your time.

Study Eligibility:  
Children who are 5-17 years old may be eligible. Children who are 5-17 years old with Type 2 Diabetes who have just been prescribed Metformin therapy 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