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Development of Adolescent and Young Adult Social Health (DASH)

Adolescence is a unique developmental period that prepares individuals for adulthood. We are studying the behavioral and brain basis of this important time, particularly in terms of how adolescents understand and think about other people. To study this important developmental transition, we are inviting typically developing children (6-8 yrs), adolescents (10-14 yrs), and young adults (18-22 yrs) to help us with this study. Participants answer questionnaires, play games of face recognition, and have pictures of their brains taken in a neuroimaging session. Child and adolescent participants also have physical exams. Volunteers are compensated for time (between $185-630) in the lab and for the neuroimaging session. If you are a parent and want to begin the screening process for you child, please go here https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51lN8sODiukYOON If you are an adult, and want to begin the screening process please go here: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cXMng6ybKe0WwJ
Dr. Suzy Scherf at suzyscherf@psu.edu or 814-954-0112
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Native English speaker
Normal vision and hearing (with correction)
Free of neuroneurologic, psychiatric, endocrinology disorders
Free of concussions with loss of consciousness
Exclusion Criteria:
Family history of autism spectrum disorders (in parents or full siblings)
History of working with metal
Irremovable metallic implants in the body (e.g. braces)
Pregnancy
Weigh more than 250lbs or get claustrophobic in small spaces
Children's Health, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Neurophysiological Markers of Pediatric Irritability and its Response to Intervention

This study uses specific computer tasks to predict irritability in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as the effect of ADHD medication (stimulants) on irritability symptoms in children with ADHD. Children ages between the ages of 5 and 12 years are eligible and must have an established diagnosis of ADHD or suspected symptoms of ADHD.
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NCT03279952
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Children between the ages of 5 and 12
Children diagnosed with ADHD or suspected ADHD Symptoms
Children who are able to stop ADHD medication for testing days
Parent/child fluent in English
Exclusion Criteria:
Children younger than 5 year or older than 12 years
Children with visual or hearing deficits or sensitivity to loud noise
Neurological conditions such as active seizure disorder
Prominent traits or diagnosis of Autism, marked developmental delay, mania, psychoses, or suicidal ideation.
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Attention and Emotional Development in Children

Children with attention problems often feel anxious or worried, and likewise, children who are anxious or worried often have problems with attention. We are looking for children aged 8-12 who may or may not have problems with attention or anxiety to help us understand what happens in the brain that could explain why. You will receive up to $100 gift card for your participation, and informal clinical feedback on your child.
Christina Hlutkowsky at ChildAttention@psu.edu or 814-863-0250
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Children aged 8-12
Exclusion Criteria:
Children outside of the 8-12 age range
History of seizures or photosensitive epilepsy
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Altoona, PA
State College, PA

Examining Maternal Reward Responsiveness and the Intergenerational Risk for Depression

Children of depressed mothers are at high risk for developing depression, particularly as youth age into adolescence, yet relatively little is known about the mechanism underlying risk for depression in youth with depressed mothers. The present study examines maternal reward responsiveness, measured across neurophysiological, behavioral, and self-report measures as a marker of depression in mothers of adolescents. Associations between maternal reward responsiveness and parenting difficulties often associated with maternal depression, as well as adolescent functioning will be examined, to explore the clinical impact of maternal reward responsiveness on the intergenerational transmission of depression.
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Female adults 18 years and above with an adolescent child aged 13-16 years
Capacity for informed consent
Fluent in verbal and written English
Adolescent between the ages of 13 and 16 years (inclusive)
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder
Any hearing or visual impairments
Investigator discretion regarding ability to participate in the study
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Site For Protect Them-Spanish groups

Site For Protect Them-Spanish groups
William Calo at wcalo@phs.psu.edu or 717-531-3535
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Pretens 11 or 12 years old
Not vaccinated with the HPV vaccine
Have computer, tablet, or smartphone
Exclusion Criteria:
Having received the HPV vaccine
Children's Health, Prevention
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Harrisburg, PA

Investigating the impact of food form on children’s ability to compensate for energy

This study is looking at how different apple products (apple juice, apple sauce, and apple slices) might affect children's hunger and fullness. During 5 visits to our laboratory at Penn State, children will participate in a variety of games and tasks, and will eat meals and snacks with a research assistant. Children must be between the ages of 4.5-6 years old to participate in this study.
Nicole Reigh at nar5235@psu.edu
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Between age of 4.5-6.0 years-old
No food allergies
Exclusion Criteria:
Taking medication that can affect taste or appetite
Children's Health, Food & Nutrition
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COVID-19 and the intolerance of uncertainty in school-aged children with special needs and their parents

The purpose of the proposed project is to collect survey responses examining parent and children’s thought, feelings, and behaviors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Such a project is crucial as it will likely inform key areas of intervention and barriers to treatment during national crises and in times of uncertainty. Specifically, the project aims to collect survey responses from parents of school-aged children (elementary ages 5-11) who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at two different time points, approximately 6-months apart.
Jyssica Seebeck at jseebeck@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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At least 18-years old at the time of consent
English as a primary language spoken
Ability to self-report (i.e., understand and answer assessment questions written at a third-grade comprehension level; self-report questions to be asked by study coordinator)
Caregiver must have a school-aged child (age 5-11) who has a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
Exclusion Criteria:
Inability to provide consent
Child is outside the accepted age of inclusion (younger than 5-years-old; older than 11-years-old)
Child does not have a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
Children's Health, COVID-19, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Parent-to-child anxiety transmission in early childhood: Capturing in-the-moment mechanisms through emotion modeling and biological synchrony

Anxiety can emerge as early as pre-school age (4-6) and is often linked to anxiety in the parent. This study will examine patterns of brain and behavioral synchrony in parent-child pairs as they complete puzzles together and other social activities.
Dakota Reis at drr5484@psu.edu or 814-867-2322
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Parents/Caregivers over 18
Children ages 4 to 6
Exclusion Criteria:
major medical illness
Children less than age 4 or over age 6
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

PEDS-PLAN – Pediatric Precision Laboratory Advanced Neuroblastoma Therapy

A study of the safety and feasibility of using molecularly guided therapy in combination with standard therapy followed by maintenance therapy with DFMO in patients with newly diagnosed high risk neuroblastoma.
Suzanne Treadway, MS, RN, CCRP at streadway@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-3097
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NCT02559778
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A confirmed diagnosis of neuroblastoma.
Must be 21 years of age or younger when diagnosed.
No prior systemic therapy with some exceptions.
Tumor samples will be obtained only in a non-significant risk manner and not solely for the purpose of the study.
Exclusion Criteria:
Receiving another study drug while on this study.
Female patients who are lactating are not eligible unless they agree not toe breast feed.
Children's Health, Cancer
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The Penn State Personalized Research for Innovation, Discovery, and Education (PRIDE) Program.

The Penn State Personalized Research for Innovation, Discovery, and Education (PRIDE) Program. The aims of the PRIDE Program are to: 1. Create a centralized Biorepository using extra blood obtained from a clinically-ordered blood draw, leftover biospecimens that are removed during medically indicated procedures or a saliva sample from consented participants that do not have clinically ordered blood draws or a medical procedure. 2. Construct a dynamic database of health and related data (via both manual and electronic abstraction) from consented participants. 3. Establish a mechanism for approving use of the banked biospecimens for future research.
Syndi Reed at creed@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 855-369-3540
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Any age
Ability of patient, child and/or parent to understand or complete the consent process
Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to understand or complete the consent process
Opted out of research studies
Men's Health, Children's Health, Women's Health
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Fam Best Study

The purpose of this research study is to understand how caregivers communicate with teenagers through the ups and downs of daily life. We would like to know how caregivers and teens in a modern family act around each other, and how family communication affects well being. The study is conducted all online (e.g., video chats and surveys on phones).
Susan Chyczewski at scm4@psu.edu or 814-863-7283
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Family has youth between ages 12-15 yo
Parent and youth live together at least 5 days/week
Parent has an active driver's license
Family has car that they use regularly
Primary language spoken at home is English
Exclusion Criteria:
Youth or parent has current diagnosis of severe mental illness (ex: Bipolar, OCD, Alcohol/Substance use disorder, Eating disorder, Psychotic disorder)
Youth has developmental disability (Autism spectrum disorders)
Youth or parent has had a suicide attempt, or intensive care (inpatient, partial hospitalization, daily outpatient) care for emotional or behavior problems in the past 12-months
Other social (ex: homelessness) or medical conditions that make participation difficult
Children's Health, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Altoona, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Hershey, PA
State College, PA

COVID-19 in Pregnancy Study

We are interested in learning more about how COVID-19 impacts the health of moms and their babies from pregnancy to the first month of life. This study will help us gather more evidence that could guide the clinical care provided to moms and their babies.
Kristin Sznajder at ksznajder@phs.psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Pregnant
>=18 years
Seeking care at Penn State Health
Exclusion Criteria:
Not planning on being a caregiver to the infant after it is delivered
Children's Health, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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Biologic and Environmental Impacts on Neurodevelopment and Growth (BEING)

Examine associations between biologic factors (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, metabolomic) and environmental factors (family psychosocial dynamics, environmental allergens, diet, microbiome) in developing children, and their relationship with health and disease over the lifespan.
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Child participant under 18 years old
Fluent in spoken/written English
Parent or legal guardian 18+ years old
Child ages: 5-50 days old, 2 years old, 5-7 years old, and 12-14 years old
Exclusion Criteria:
Wards of the state
Non-english speaking
Parent or legal guardian with decisional impairment
Children's Health
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Site for Refinement of a rapid saliva miRNA diagnostic test for concussion

The purpose of this research is to use saliva swab as a tool to diagnosis concussions and be able to differentiate a concussion and other medical conditions with the similar symptoms.
Brennen Harding at bharding@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5656
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13-22 years old
Diagnosis of concussion
Exclusion Criteria:
< 72hrs after TBI
Children's Health, Neurology, Sports Medicine
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Early Childhood practitioner’s knowledge and attitudes regarding reporting child abuse/neglect: iLookOut- Phase II

Despite their daily interactions with young children, little research has been conducted into early childhood practitioners’ (ECPs’) knowledge of, and attitudes towards, reporting of child abuse/neglect. Researchers have developed an eLearning Module (iLook Out for Child Abuse) created to train and inform early childhood practitioners (ECPs). Study plans to recruit ECPs to take the learning program. The learner will be asked to answer questions before and after the learning program to help the study team evaluate the effectiveness, engagement, and usability of the program. This study is the second phase of a currently approved study- STUDY00000376.
Nicole Verdiglione at nverdiglione@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4552
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT02225301
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Early Child Care Provider (i.e. working in a Child care center, child care home, or volunteer)
Over 18 Years of Age
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Under 18 years of age
Children's Health, Education
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Emotion Regulation and Mother-Infant Synchrony

The aim of this study is to better understand emotion regulation in infants by measuring brain, behavior, and mother-infant relational mechanisms. We plan to collect simultaneous brain activation in mothers and infants while they engage in a face-to-face interaction. We will then test associations between individual brain activation, mother-infant brain synchrony, and infant emotion regulation behaviors.
Berenice Anaya at bua25@psu.edu
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Infants who are 4 months and their mother.
Infants born 3 weeks within their due date.
Infants of a birth weight > 2500 g.
Infants with NO serious medical complications.
English-speaking families.
Exclusion Criteria:
Infants who were < 2500 g at birth.
Infants who experienced any serious medical complications.
Infants who were born > 3 weeks before the indicated gestational period.
Families who do not understand and do not speak English
Children's Health, Neurology
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State College, PA