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Our Science

The Research Institute occupies more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space on the Nationwide Children's Hospital campus. We are one of the largest pediatric research centers in the United States and are ranked among the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children's hospitals

Centers of Emphasis

The Centers are structured to support multidisciplinary team science and discovery, enabled by outstanding shared resources. Each is home to 5-15 faculty members working in contiguous space, along with talented staff, graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and other students.

Innovation and Technology

Innovation and commercialization are ingrained in our culture. Scientists are supported by an outstanding cadre of technology commercialization experts. The Office of Technology Commercialization, formed in 2008, already has a remarkable track record of moving discoveries into the marketplace.

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Innovation and Technology



Collegiality and collaboration are the bywords at The Research Institute. Our vital role within the Nationwide Children's Hospital enterprise and our academic affiliation with The Ohio State University fosters an affiliative environment that integrates clinical and research resources, encourages dynamic exchange of ideas and supports team science.
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Current Clinical Research Studies

We are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside. Learn about our current studies below:

BLINK: Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids
The purpose of this study is to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses (typically used to help people older than 40 see up close) slow the progression of nearsightedness in children ages 7-11. Read more.

CITT: Convergence Insufficiency Attention and Reading Trial
The purpose of this study is to look at the effect of treatment for convergence insufficiency on reading and attention in 9-13 year olds who have sore or tired eyes, headaches, blurred vision, frequent loss of place or poor concentration when reading. Read more.

Egg Nutrition Study
This study is seeking overweight men ages 18-50 to understand how eggs can help regulate blood glucose responses and improve cardiovascular health in men. Read more.

Natural Herbal Supplement Study
We are looking for Type 1 diabetics between 10-40 years of age who have been using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for at least the last three months, to study whether Capros, an all-natural, over-the-counter herbal supplement, can lower blood glucose levels. Read more.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Incidence and Prevention Patient Registry
The purpose of this study is to find out what the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death is in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Researchers also want to find out if having an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) will benefit patients by preventing Sudden Cardiac Death related to abnormal heartbeats. Read more.

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