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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:

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.

Painless Childhood Study on Stomach Bacteria
Child participants between 4-12 years of age are needed to take part in a painless research study looking at bacteria in the stomach of children. Read more.

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.

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