The Research Institute :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

A National Leader in Pediatric Research

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States and is ranked in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children’s hospitals.

The Research Institute encompasses more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space on the Nationwide Children’s campus. The Institute is organized into 12 Centers of Emphasis that allow traditional academic boundaries to be crossed and merged to facilitate interdisciplinary research:

Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine   Injury Research and Policy
Biobehavioral Health   Innovation in Pediatric Practice
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research   Microbial Pathogenesis
Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases   Molecular and Human Genetics
Clinical and Translational Research   Perinatal Research
Gene Therapy   Vaccines and Immunity

Centers are structured to encourage collaboration, team science and the free flow of ideas.

Our investigators also have access to cutting-edge shared resources, which provide a cost-efficient way to keep advanced technology available to all faculty. Through partnerships and collaborations at the local, national and international level, they share knowledge and learn from others to improve child health.

The Research Institute engages in high-quality, cutting-edge research according to the highest scientific and ethical standards. The goal is simple: improved health for all children and their families.

Advances in Pediatric Research

The Research Institute Hosts 21st Century Cures Roundtable of U.S. House of Representatives Committee and Research Leaders from Across Ohio

Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality, Study Shows

Teen Alcohol Use Affected by Expected Enjoyment and Understanding of Health Messages, Study Finds

New Study Finds High School Lacrosse Players at Risk for Concussions, Other Injuries

Preeclampsia May Share Cause With Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s

Immune Function Predicts Infection Risk Among Child Trauma Patients

Announcing the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children's Hospital

New Vaccine to Prevent Ear Infections Poised to Have Clinical Implications Worldwide

USAID-Funded Preeclampsia Study Under Way

Breastfeeding Initiation and Success is Impacted by Diabetes Status of Mother

Boosting Immune Process with IFN-y Helps Clear Lethal Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis

Children’s Oncology Drug Alliance (CODA) Formed to Facilitate Development of Treatments for Childhood Cancers

New Study Finds Number of Children Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Baby Gate-Related Injuries Nearly Quadrupled Since 1990

New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons

Antibiotics Alone are a Successful Treatment for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis in Children

Esophageal Function Implicated in Life-Threatening Experiences in Infants, Study Suggests

Study Identifies Key Player in Motor Neuron Death in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Names Hospital Certified Duchenne Care Center


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