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Clinical trials - also known as clinical studies or research protocols - are conducted to test whether a new drug, new prevention strategy, or new screening test is safe and effective in people. Participation is always voluntary. Baylor College of Medicine investigators conduct hundreds of studies, ranging from small, short-term studies to large trials with thousands of patients across many institutions.

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See Actively Recruiting Studies at Baylor College of Medicine trials on ClinicalTrials.gov.

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The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a technology-based intervention that uses a…
  • Wearable Technology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Diabetes
Have you gained weight from taking an antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder? Consider joining the GRATITUDE clinical…
  • Psychiatry and Behavior
  • Obesity and Metabolism
Study Goal(s): To determine the effect of setmelanotide (RM-493) on weight, hunger assessments and other factors in patients with rare genetic…
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases - Treatment
  • Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obesity and Metabolism
Learn new ways to stay healthy during summer! Parents and children ages 5-8 years old (kindergarten through second graders) are encouraged to learn…
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Wearable Technology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The goal of this study is to examine the effects of an acute bout of sedentary behaviors on cardiometabolic outcomes and energy metabolism in Latino…
  • Pediatrics
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Diabetes
A study to investigate the effect of obesity and childhood onset diabetes on bone health and risk of heart disease in youth.
  • Pediatrics
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Nutrition
The purpose of this study is to determine if bariatric surgery during adolescence has long term consequences on bone mineral density (BMD). 
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The purpose of the BITS study is to better understand how babies and children learn to control their behavior and feeding as they get older.
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The purpose of this study is to discovery why children gain substantial weight during the summer.
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Metabolism
This pilot study aims to determine if the Shared Decision Making (SDM) tool results in improved patient understanding compared to a control group.
  • Bones/Joints/Muscles
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity and Metabolism