Research Building III :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Building III. More room for big ideas. 

The completion of Research Building III on Nationwide Children’s downtown campus adds an additional 225,500 square feet of dedicated research space to the existing 300,000 square feet in the Wexner Institute for Pediatric Research and Research II.  With this $93 million, six-floor facility, we’re extending our impact as a leading pediatric research institute.  This milestone adds a new chapter to our 10-year history as a top-10 NIH-funded hospital.  Learn more about the campus expansion, including our new 12-story main hospital.  

Our third research facility is designed for efficiency and beauty.  Wet lab floors feature quad modules, termed neighborhoods. Four labs share space within these neighborhoods and access adjacent tissue culture rooms, fume hood and microscope alcoves.  A center corridor houses freezers, refrigerators, walk-in coolers, autoclaves and darkrooms. Shared resources are close and centralized. 


Lab spaces are flooded with natural light.  Glass walls at both ends of lab modules line up with widows, allowing for an abundance of natural light.  Green space is located to the west of the building’s entrance, providing a park-like setting.  

Research Building III Centers of Emphasis 

Research Building III is home to four of Nationwide Children’s 12 Center of Emphasis.   Learn about all Centers of Emphasis.
Center for Injury Research and Policy
Childhood injury is the number one cause of death, from birth to age 19.  The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) is working to change this fact.  Their studies help improve our understanding of childhood injury risk factors, biomechanics, prevention and treatment success.  CIRP is one of only 11 Injury Control Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is the only one focused on injuries to children and adolescents.

Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research 
The Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research is working to improve the lifespan of every beating heart.  The goal is to improve therapies and outcomes for children with cardiovascular disease and foster strategies to prevent heart damage in children and adults.  The Center is home to the first training program in the country to focus on heart disease as a continuum from fetal life to old age. 

Center for Perinatal Research
The number of premature births continues to rise, especially in Ohio.  The Center for Perinatal Research is part of our aggressive plan to tackle prematurity.   The Center is one of only 18 designated Neonatal Research Centers in the United States.  The Center is part of the Ohio Perinatal Research Network, which works to examine risk factors and complications of preterm birth with the ultimate goal of preventing prematurity. 

Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine
In the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, specialists from mathematical and computational areas share a professional home.  Their combined techniques are shedding light on genetics of autism, specific language impairment, the physical structure of disease-causing bacteria and viruses, key mechanisms underlying inflammatory bowel diseases, and factors that regulate and activate white blood cells targeting infection and cancer. 
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