The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH) and the Clinical Research Center of New Jersey (CRCNJ) are integrated organizations providing comprehensive and interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment services and access to clinical research for infants, children, adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury and other neurological problems. It is our philosophy that clinical research is necessary for the advancement of medical knowledge and developing better and more effective treatment options for patients. Thus, we have integrated CRCNJ with CNNH so that our patients have access to cutting edge therapies and treatments. Qualified participants are provided all evaluations, procedures, and study medication at no cost and are also eligible for travel reimbursement.
CRCNJ is presently conducting Clinical Trials in NJ for various forms of Epilepsy in children and adults, and for children and adolescents with Autism, ADHD, and other neurological disorders. Check back periodically to learn about new research studies.
Our team has also developed original investigator-initiated research studies that have contributed to the scientific knowledge base and may lead to more effective treatment options for our patients.The work or collaboration of our clinicians has resulted in various publications in the medical and psychological literature, as well as presentations at national meetings and conferences. Some representative publications and presentations are:
Mintz M. et al. The Underrecognized Epilepsy Spectrum: The Effects of Levetiracetam on Neuropsychological Functioning in Relation to ‘Subclinical’ Spike Production. Journal of Child Neurology. 2009 Jul; 24(7):805-15. Epub 2009 Feb 2
For more information regarding clinical research with children and their families, visit the NIH website for an informative video about the importance of clinical trials for the future of pediatric care:
Children & Clinical Research Studies VIDEO