The National Institutes of Health, more commonly known as NIH, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that greatly accountable for pursuing and encouraging the country's biomedical and health-related research studies.
The programs and grants of the NIH are all geared towards the realization of its overall agency mission which is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."
In line with this mission, the National Insitutes of Health has formed a partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish the Clinical Trials for Organ Transplantation in Children Program wherein both agencies intend to support a group of investigators in their quest of conducting clinical trials regarding pediatric solid organ transplant recipients.
The clinical trials that will be covered under the program can be done in conjunction with observational clinical studies and mechanistic studies. The trials can be in its first, second or third phase and should focus on pediatric solid organ transplant recipients, that is patients who have undergone heart, liver ,lung, small intestine, or kidney transplantation before they turned 21 years of age.
Clinical Trials for Organ Transplantation in Children Program
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