The IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network: Building Research Capacity among the Rural and Medically Underserved
Describes the activities of the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network, a product of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program developed to enhance the competitiveness of research in states with low success rates for funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). IDeA states exhibit high numbers of rural and medically underserved populations along with high rates of infant mortality, obesity, and poverty. Describes work underway to increase research capacity and access to clinical trials in the IDeA states. Introduces two proposed novel clinical trials with interventions for children who are overweight or obese.
Jessica Snowden, Paul Darden, Paul Palumbo, Phil Saul, Jeannette Lee
Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 30(2), 297-302
Children and youth · Mortality · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data