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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:

Genetics of Epilepsy Study
The purpose of this study is to find the causes of certain epilepsies that begin during childhood or adolescence and have no known causes. Researchers are looking for full families with a family member who started having generalized seizures after age 8, and participants can be any age. Read more.

Self Help Approaches for Families to Help Young Children Sleep Better
This study is comparing different ways to assist parents in helping their young children sleep better. When young children sleep better, parents and other caregivers often sleep better. Read more

Phase 2 Trial of Corticosteroids for Infants and Young Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this trial is to determine if weekend oral corticosteroids improve development in infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Read more.

Early Prediction Study
The Early Prediction study is a follow-up study to the Perinatal Brain Injury Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PBI-MRI) study. The purpose of this study is to understand what causes brain injury and abnormal brain development in premature infants. Read more.

Biology of Language Study (BLS)
The goal of the Biology of Language Study (BLS) is to examine how genes affect language skills and how they are transmitted through families. The purpose of this research study is to identify and localize the genes that influence language difficulties as well as understand the impact that language difficulties have on other areas of cognition. Read more.

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