Research and Clinical Trials

The Division’s research focuses on a wide range of neurological disorders, including mitochondrial disease, movement disorders, epilepsy, Angelman’s syndrome, and cognitive impairment associated with autism spectrum disorders and genetic/metabolic disorders.

For detailed information on research activities of our team members, visit the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics website.

Active Clinical Trials

T-Force Study: The primary purpose of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability of an investigational medication for Tourette syndrome. Each child who qualifies will receive study medication, study-related medical exams and laboratory tests at no cost.

Eligibility critera: Boys and girls ages 6 to 18 with Tourette syndrome

To learn more and to see if your child may qualify for this study, visit, or call Dr. Jennifer Friedman at 858-966-8402 or 858-966-5819.

Compensation for time and travel may be available.