Healthy Volunteers Needed for MRI Research Study in Children

Principal Investigator: Lori Jordan, M.D., Ph.D.


We are looking for healthy child volunteers that are African American and age 6 - 17 years to participate in an MRI research study to help us understand how blood and oxygen flows to the brain in children with and without sickle cell disease. This information will be used to help us understand how blood flow changes with anemia and the health of blood vessels in your child's brain. The long-term goal of this work is to identify people who are at a high risk for future cerebrovascular events (such as stroke), so that treatment can be initiated early for stroke prevention. MRIs of the brain from healthy volunteers will be compared to MRIs from children with sickle cell disease.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Participant Criteria

Healthy child volunteers that are African American and age 6 - 17 years. See flyer for eligibility requirements


Reimbursed $50.00 for their time and reimbursed for gas, if they live more than 50 miles round-trip from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Contact Information

Niral Patel or Chelsea Lee

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2018

Enter your name and contact information and this study's coordinators will contact you if there are openings available.