Research & Clinical Trials

Joining a research trial or study can be a wonderful way for contributing to our knowledge about disorders and their treatment. If you are interested, someone from the clinical trial staff will explain the details of the study, risks and benefits, and your rights as a participant, including your right to withdraw from the study at any point. Once all your questions have been answered, they will ask you to sign an informed consent form to be contacted for research and/or participate in a specific study.

Research studies help us to improve the understanding and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases leading to dementia. Your participation helps us reach these goals. If one of our studies looks interesting to you, please talk with your doctor or contact the study team to see if it is appropriate for you.

Clinical trials are the way new treatments are tested. UCSF's Autism and Neurodevelopment Program (ANP) runs selected clinical trials for autism spectrum disorders. Your participation helps us evaluate these potential therapeutics. If one of our trials looks interesting to you, please talk with your doctor or contact the study team to see if it is appropriate for you.

Basic science is the study of fundamental aspects of a mechanism or process in order to understand it. This understanding fuels discoveries in translational and clinical research that can directly help patients.

The UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program is committed to conducting new and relevant research. We frequently begin new studies that you or your child might be eligible for. This SNAP Contact Form allows us to keep you informed of new studies through email, phone and periodic newsletters.

Read the published results from the observational studies and treatment trials completed at the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program.