The Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives New Gift for Genomics Research
Imagine a day where a family no longer has to go through months of testing to find out what ails their child. Imagine a day when doctors can analyze DNA samples to provide accurate diagnoses and treatment personalized to each child, or even use that DNA sample to prevent a disease from ever occurring. That’s the power of genomics.
It sounds like wishful thinking. But, through the power of collaboration, the Nationwide Foundation
is helping Nationwide Children’s Hospital make it a reality by announcing a new $10 million gift for the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This gift will help make significant progress toward important research in genomics. Read the full announcement.
In 2014, through the foundational work of Dr. Peter White
and his team, Nationwide Children’s developed the most advanced technology available for genomic analysis. This technology enables analysis to be completed 70 times faster than other technologies, with 1 percent of the personnel, at a fraction of the cost.
This work will allow doctors to more quickly diagnose patients and more accurately treat diseases affecting children with an ultimate goal of preventing these conditions from ever occurring. What’s more is that Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be able to share the capabilities of this research with doctors across the medical profession to treat patients here and around the world.
In its first year, the Fund supported several key clinical and research efforts in: