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
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 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.
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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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:
Research Study for Males 10 Years and Older with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this study is to see if both spironolactone and eplerenone (Inspra), generic drugs used in other types of heart conditions, help maintain heart and lung function in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Read more.
Dairy Study Seeking Overweight Adults 18-50 Years Old
Researchers in the Human Nutrition Program at The Ohio State University are doing this study to discover how dairy milk can help regulate blood glucose responses and improve cardiovascular (heart) health. Read more.
Pediatric Stroke: Impact on Cerebral Connectivity and Social Competence Project
This project will help us find out more about how children and their families adjust after children have suffered a stroke, by comparing children between ages 7-18 who have either suffered a stroke with children who are healthy. Read more.
Baby CHAMP Study: Therapy Trial for Infants and Toddlers with Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy
The Frequency: Dosing for Rehabilitation Delivery in Children with Cerebral Palsy study, also known as the Baby CHAMP Study, is a clinical trial to compare three highly promising forms of therapy for infants and toddlers who have a diagnosis of hemiparetic cerebral palsy. Read more.
CHAMP: Pediatric Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Hemiparesis
The Children with Hemiparesis Hand and Arm Project (CHAMP) is a study that will test the effects of a new type of pediatric therapy for children ages 2-8 who have cerebral palsy and hemiparesis. Read more.