Children's Hospital Research

Cystic Fibrosis Center Research


Our mission as a Cystic Fibrosis Center here at Penn State Children's Hospital is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering to participate in a cystic fibrosis clinical research study is one way to contribute to the understanding of the disease. Volunteers are an important link in a long chain of research and testing in the development of new therapies for a broad range of health problems.

Why Volunteer?

During clinical trials, researchers closely evaluate the safety and efficacy of possible new treatments. To get FDA approval of new medications for use by cystic fibrosis patients, the medication must be tested in people with the illness. By becoming involved in this process, cystic fibrosis patients can help in the search for better ways to fight the disease.

Research cannot move forward without your help.

  • Learn about CF clinical trials.
  • Ask your care center team about participating in trials.
  • Join the search for new treatments and a potential cure.

For more information about clinical trials at Penn State Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center, please contact Research Nurse Coordinators Diane Kitch, 717-531-5646 or Lisa Allwein, 717-531-8196 or talk with your cystic fibrosis provider.

See our current clinical studies.


Information on this page used with permission from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.