About the Integrated Research Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

About the Research Pathway

These are exciting times for biomedical research at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Research Institute. Advances in genetics, molecular medicine and information technology have made heretofore unimaginable breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment and cure of pediatric diseases palpably real.

The Integrated Research Pathway at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University is designed to train top-notch pediatric physician-scientists to meet the exciting research challenges and opportunities ahead.

If you are interested in a career in research, we urge you to take a careful look at opportunities for research training at Nationwide Children's Hospital by perusing information herein and at http://www.ccri.net. The Integrated Research Pathway is an ideal mechanism for residents with an MD/PhD or equivalent training to sustain research interest, skills, knowledge and productivity during core pediatric training, as described in a sample schedule. The Research Institute is ranked nationally in the top ten freestanding children's hospitals in dollars awarded from the National Institutes of Health. In early 2004, we significantly expanded research facilities on campus with the opening of a new, 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research building for pediatric research. A faculty of nationally renowned research scientists has been organized into Centers of Emphasis in a variety of areas, including Vaccines and Immunity, Gene Therapy, Cell and Vascular Biology, Injury Research and Policy, Molecular and Human Genetics, Childhood Cancer, and Developmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biobehavioral Health, Microbial Pathogenesis and Cardiovascular Medicine. The Centers of Emphasis are designed to foster synergy and focus resources to quickly move research ideas from the bench to the bedside. Many of our faculty scientists have extensive experience with mentoring students, subspecialty residents and postdoctoral fellows.

Candidates interested the Integrated Research Pathway should contact Kathy Trace at (614) 722-4414 so appropriate arrangements can be made for your interview while at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Please feel free to contact Dr. Brian Becknell, Integrated Research Pathway Program Director, at Brian.Becknell2@NationwideChildrens.org for further information.

Brian Becknell, MD, PhD
Integrated Research Pathway


John D. Mahan, MD
Pediatric Residency Program

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