Pediatric Stroke, Attention, and ADHD Research Study

Hemiparesis Study Seeking ParticipantsThe Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA,  is assisting Dr. Jeffrey Max and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital with recruitment for a childhood stroke research study.

Dr. Jeffrey Max and his colleagues are seeking children ages 8-17 who have had a stroke before the age of 14 to participate in a research study. The project, “Childhood Stroke: Attention and ADHD,” is designed to provide more information regarding emotions, behavior, and thinking in children and adolescents who have had a stroke. Participation includes one morning or afternoon for about 3 ½ hours of testing at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, plus about 1 hour for an MRI appointment at a nearby MRI facility. There will be no costs for participation, including the MRI. Monetary compensation will be provided.

For more information or with interests in participating, please contact Dr. Jeffrey E. Max. Write to: 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123, MC: CHSD 5018. Telephone: (858) 966-5832 x5743. Fax: (858) 622-1265. E-mail:

Travel expenses would be covered for participants in North America. Dr. Max will gather screening information to determine if your child qualifies for the study. You are not required to submit this information in your initial email to Dr. Max. Examples of questions he may ask include the following:

Name of child
Parent’s name
Date of birth
Laterality of stroke
Mechanism: occlusive, hemorrhagic, unknown
MRI available
Behavioral/Emotional concerns
Seizure history
Cause of stroke
Onset of stroke: prenatal, perinatal, post-natal (specify when)
Willingness to consider participation in research

Dr. Jeffrey Max is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist, a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He is the director of Neuropsychiatric Research at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Max is recognized internationally for his research in pediatric traumatic brain injury and pediatric stroke. He is also interested in adults who have had a stroke before age 14.