Resources and Facilities
CCHBD’s unique resources and facilities help investigators understand and develop treatments for some of today’s most pressing childhood health problems.
Participate in Research
The CCHBD’s clinical studies let patients play a more active role in their own healthcare, access new treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.
Learn more about CCHBD clinical studies.
Read more about clinical studies in children and ask your doctor or nurse about studies at Seattle Children’s that might be right for you or your child.
Update on diagnostic classification in autism. King BH, Navot N, Bernier R, Webb SJ. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2014 Mar;27(2):105-9. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000040.
Relation of stride activity and participation in mobility-based life habits among children with cerebral palsy. Bjornson KF, Zhou C, Stevenson RD, Christakis D. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb;95(2):360-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.10.022. Epub 2013 Nov 11.
Correlates of adiposity among Latino preschool children. (PDF) Mendoza JA, McLeod J, Chen TA, Nicklas TA, Baranowski T. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Jan;11(1):195-8. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2012-0018.
Sports-related concussions in youth: report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Rivara FP, Graham R. JAMA. 2014 Jan 15;311(3):239-40. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.282985.
The cost of a primary care–based childhood obesity prevention intervention. Wright DR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Horan CM, Hohman KH, Gortmaker SL, Prosser LA. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Jan 29;14(1):44. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-44.
Developing innovative treatments to potentially prevent and cure childhood illnesses takes more than just the right ideas. It also takes the right people. We are constantly seeking experienced leaders and enthusiastic emerging professionals who embrace collaboration and are committed to improving child health.
Does that sound like you? Please visit Seattle Children's careers page to find your perfect career in the CCHBD.
Our Experts in the Media
New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses
01.23.2014 – Reuters The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with autism has been on the rise, but that trend could turn around with new diagnostic criteria coming into effect, researchers say. "Parents have no reason to be concerned about the findings of this study, which is not about re-diagnosing people or taking away their diagnoses," says Dr. Bryan King.
Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression
01.09.2014 – Newswise Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “What this study suggests is that teens who have had a concussion should be screened for depression,” said lead study author Dr. Sara Chrisman.
Facebook faux pas: awkward! or maybe not
12.26.2013 – HealthDay News In an online survey of 165 Facebook users, researchers found that nearly all of them could describe a Facebook experience in the past six months that made them feel awkward, embarrassed or uncomfortable. But some people had stronger emotional reactions to the experience, the survey found. "If you're someone who's more self-conscious offline, it makes sense that you would be online too," said Dr. Megan Moreno.
Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry
12.26.2013 – TIME Techland Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried. Dr. Dimitri Christakis points out that iPads have only been on the market for a little over three years, which means tablet-related research is still in its infancy.
12.19.2013 – Q13 Fox Dr. Mark Stein discusses ADHD and offers advice to parents about treatment options for children.
‘Walking School Bus’ Project Aims to Curb Child Obesity
11.15.2013 – KPLU NPR Radio As obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, many experts are looking for new tools to fight this epidemic. But a Seattle pediatrician is trying a more traditional method to keep children at a healthy weight: walking to school. Dr. Jason Mendoza is featured.
Collaborations and Partnerships
Collaborations and partnerships are an integral part of the CCHBD. With diverse research backgrounds, our investigators collaborate with their colleagues at Seattle Children’s, across the nation and around the world in pursuit of curing childhood illness.