Research Facilities at The Research Institute :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

We've built the most impressive research facilities anywhere.

From cascades of natural light to laboratories designed for collaboration, every detail has been considered in the construction of our research facilities.  Scientists want to work at Nationwide Children’s, evidenced by the number of investigators nearly doubling in the past decade.  And we are meeting the increased demand, adding a third research building to one of the largest pediatric health facilities in the country.

More room for big ideas : Research Building III

Columbus just expanded its role as a medical research leader

We’ve completed our $93 million, six-floor research facility and nearly doubled the amount of dedicated research space at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This milestone adds a new chapter to our 10-year history as a top-10 NIH-funded research institute. More room for big ideas.  More room to expand our impact on child health, for children in central Ohio and throughout the world.  

A History of Research Leadership 

Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital can be traced back to 1892, when the hospital was first established, but the first dedicated facility, the Wexner Institute for Pediatric Research, opened in 1987.  

Decades of Growth
The Research Institute has since expanded to include 12 Centers of Emphasis, more than doubled  the number of principal investigators (since 2001), and has experienced increased federal funding, with exceptional support from the National Institutes of Health.  Our scientific faculty publish more than 500 studies in medical and scientific journals annually.  We’re home to more than 900 clinical studies.  

Three State-of-the-Art Facilities Dedicated to Research
Today, three dedicated research buildings comprise The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: the Wexner Institute (1987), Research Building II (2004) and Research Building III (2012), providing 525,000 square feet of dedicated research space.  Additional dry labs including the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice are located in the J West Building, adjacent to the Wexner Institute.  The standard laboratory is modular and averages 1,200 square feet of bench space. 


Research Facilities at Nationwide Children's Photo Gallery

Centers of Emphasis Located in the Wexner Institute

Centers of Emphasis Located in Research Building II

Centers of Emphasis Research Building III

Centers of Emphasis Located in the J West Building  

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