Participating in Clinical Research

Some people who experience health problems choose to participate in clinical research or trials. Clinical trials are biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol.

For more information about clinical trials, visit the following sites: (U.S. National Institutes of Health) (Virginia Commonwealth University)


Sampling of clinical trials currently ongoing in the Richmond area:

Clinical Trial for Parents Concerned about their Child’s Eating and Weight -- NIH Funded Study: NOURISH+

Dr. Suzanne Mazzeo is evaluating a program for parents interested in promoting healthy eating and exercise behaviors and attitudes in their children ages 5 -11 . This program is provided at no-cost to parents, and participants receive gift cards for completing program questionnaires. All program activities occur at VCU’s 3600 W. Broad Street location.  For more information contact the study investigators at (804) 827-9211 or

Clinical Trial for Teen Girls to Promote Healthier Eating -- NIH Funded Study

Dr. Suzanne Mazzeo and colleagues are looking for 13-18 year old girls to participate in a 12-week program to promote healthier eating. Participants will also complete study-related questionnaires and will receive $75.00 in gift cards following completion of all study materials. For more information contact the study investigators at (804) 827-9211 or


The information on this page is provided as a convenience and does not constitute approval or endorsement of any program by the Children's Mental Health Resource Center.







Date Reviewed: November 29, 2011