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

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

PDL-1 Antibody Could Help Immune System Fight Off Influenza Viral Infection, Study Suggests

New Study Finds 24 Children a Day are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for High Chair-Related Injuries

Two Faculty in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Named AAAS Fellows

New Study Helps Explain Why Some Ear and Respiratory Infections Become Chronic

Pediatric Biomedical Research Bill Passes Congress

Genetic Signature Identified for RSV, the Leading Cause of Infant Hospitalizations Worldwide

Findings Announced from Landmark Study on Safety of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Abusive Head Trauma Injuries Linked to Socioeconomic Status, Age and Gender

Study: Researchers Identify Way to Increase Gene Therapy Success

Scientists Identify Genetic Link Between Language Impairment and Autism

Pregnant Women with Hepatitis C May Pass Swifter Viral Strain to Newborns, Study Suggests

Study Shows Buying Breast Milk Online is Likely to Cause Illness in Infants

AveXis and BioLife Announce The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Received Fast Track Status for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment

$25.4 Million Awarded to Center for Clinical and Translational Science to Continue Critical “Bench to Bedside” Translational Research

Nationwide Children's Hospital Awarded $250,000 Childhood Cancer Research Grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

Cardinal Health Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Supporting the Work of its Tissue Engineering Program

Diets Low in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Be a Problem for Youngsters

Therapy Slows Onset and Progression of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Study Finds

Doctors Look at Treating Specific Types of Pediatric Cancer with Viral Therapy

Predicting Kidney Damage Risk

Study Examines Ways to Restore Immunity to Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Nationwide Children's Radiologists Train Military Physicians in Foreign Body Removal Techniques

Grand Challenge Grant Awarded to Team Led by Nationwide Children’s Researcher

HB-EGF Protects Intestines from a Variety of Injuries, Pair of Studies Suggests

Combined Therapy Could Repair and Prevent Damage in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New Drug Improves Walking Performance for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

New Initiative Could Help Improve Surgical Outcomes in Children, Study Suggests

Chronic Illness Puts Pediatric Trauma Patients at Higher Risk

New Study Finds Increase in Nonfatal Food-Related Choking Among Children in the U.S.

Parents Don’t Fully Understand Biobank Research, Study Finds

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutation Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

Nanofiber Solutions Receives Award from Ohio Third Frontier to Further Develop Tissue Engineered Intestine Technology

$6.3 Million Grant To Further Childhood Sarcoma Therapeutic Research

Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

Global Collaborative Effort Will Study Abuse-Related Pediatric Traumatic Injury in China

Farm Safety Day Camp for Ross County Kids July 2

Dr. Ivor Hill Named Director of Celiac Disease Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital


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