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Current Studies

You can be a part of research at BC Children's by participating in one of our current research studies.

Vision Research: A Motion Perception Study  The Ophthalmology Research Lab at BC Children's Hospital is inviting children between 4 and 9 years of age who have healthy vision to participate in a study about vision in normal development. Volunteers will come to the lab to play a custom-made video game that teaches the research team about vision. Kids do not need to be familiar with video games to participate. If you’re interested in participating, contact or call Violet at 604-875-2345, extension 7853.

Strengthening Parent-Teen Relationships to Reduce Risk and Enhance Healthy Development is recruiting parents and caregivers of girls or boys 8 to 17 years old with mild to severe behaviour problems. Researchers are evaluating a new program that focuses on improving parent-teen relationships as a way to reduce problem behaviour in youth. For more information, contact Dr. Roseann Larstone at 778-782-4956 or You can also visit or view the poster.

The Maternal and Child Health Study (aka Imaging Study) is recruiting healthy pregnant women and pregnant women experiencing depression (treated or not treated) to study fetal health during pregnancy and infant health in the first few months after birth. For more information, please contact Ursula at 604-875-2392 or

Help Prevent Drug Reactions in Children: The Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS) is conducting a national study to determine the genetic link that explains why some children suffer adverse drug reactions, while others do not. View the CPNDS study poster. For more information, please contact Claudette Hildebrand at 604-875-2000 ext. 5410 or

The Genetic Disorders of Body Weight study is recruiting individuals who have severe, early-onset obesity prior to the age of 10 years along with intellectual disability, fat in unusual places on the body, compulsive overeating and/or birth defects. We would like to do detailed medical assessments, including new hormone studies and fat imaging. For more information, contact Marion Thomas at 604-875-2000 ext. 4927 or View the Genetic Disorders of Body Weight study poster.

More opportunities to participate in a research study can be found on the following websites:

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