Recent news from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is outlined below. Visit our web site to learn more about the topics noted here, along with additional Research news and updates.
NIH Award Brings Together Pediatric, Adult Heart Disease Research, Training
The National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently awarded researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) a five-year, $1.4 million grant to provide in-depth training to clinicians and basic scientists in congenital and acquired heart disease.
This training program is the first in the country that focuses on cardiovascular disease as a continuum from fetal life to senescence, allowing Nationwide Children’s and Ohio State to be well-positioned to have a measurable impact on cardiovascular disease, and to foster new collaborative opportunities between the institutions.
Pamela A. Lucchesi, PhD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Terry S. Elton, PhD, interim director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at OSUMC, are co-principal investigators for the grant.
New National Study Finds Increasing Number of Injuries from Hot Tubs
Though hot tubs, whirlpools and spas are widely used for relaxation and fun, they can pose serious risk for injury. Over the past two decades, as recreational use of hot tubs has increased, so has the number of injuries. A recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1990-2007, the number of unintentional hot tub-related injuries increased by 160 percent, from approximately 2,500 to more than 6,600 injuries per year. The study is published in the online issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. To help prevent these serious injuries, legislation mandating certain standards for suction covers was passed in 2007.
Grant Funding Report
For detailed information on grant funding please see The Research Institute’s Funding Update insert in the November physician mailing. Should you have questions regarding funding or any other Research Institute information, contact Katherine Milem at (614) 355-3424.