- Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Causes: Health, Kids
- Date(s): Ongoing
- Contact person: Lauren Brodsky
- Phone: 617-966-9766
- Email: Lbrodsky2@partners.org
- Website: ping.chd.ucsd.edu/
PING Research Program
Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics
Healthy Children, Teens, and Young Adults
6 to 10 Years of Age
Needed for Research Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital
What we study:
Ø The brain: how it works and how it develops
Ø The genetic basis of individual differences in the brain, cognition and personality
What we do:
Ø Pediatric Imaging: We use the latest, safest and non-invasive MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology available to take pictures of the brain
Ø Neurocognitive Testing: Children will solve puzzles, play computer games and answer questions
Ø Genetics: We will use a cheek swab to collect saliva
What we hope to accomplish:
Ø To assemble a large scale pediatric imaging and genetics database
Ø Discover more effective ways of improving the health and education of children
What do you get?
Ø You will be compensated for your time ($20 to $50 per hour) and traveling costs
Ø You will be given a colored image of your child’s brain!
Determining study eligibility requires a short phone screening.
Interested? Have questions? Please contact us at (617) 966-9766, or email PING_MGH@partners.org
We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have about the studies!