Medical research needs kids, but parents not aware of opportunities | Mott Children's Hosp/Univ of Michigan

Overall, 44% of parents indicate they would consider allowing their children to participate in medical research if he/she had the disease being studied.

I find that number dishearteningly low. Pediatric medicine has long suffered from being a neglected area of research. Many important research questions exist in pediatrics and we need the active participation of parents and children to answer them. To me, this number says we need more active engagement with parents and children to empower them as partners in our research endeavors.