A clinical trial is a biomedical or health-related research study. Clinical trials at Carilion can be either interventional or observational. Subjects in interventional studies will receive one treatment or another and the outcome will be measured. Subjects in observational studies are simply observed and their outcomes are measured.
Clinical trials in pediatrics typically study disorders in children. The field of pediatrics is constantly evolving and new therapies, diagnostic treatments and interventions are being developed.