Research Breakthroughs

Research breeds hope. Hope for a better outcome. Hope for a quicker and safer treatment, a vaccine, a cure. The innovative breakthroughs of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s drives the discovery and development of new knowledge, and the new ways to save lives and improve pediatric health.

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has broken ground on the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a freestanding facility fully dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions. Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation, it will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S.Take a look at what the building will look like in this 3D flyover animation.

Research Breakthroughs

Nationwide Foundation

Nationwide Innovation Fund

Since 2014, the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund has contributed $40 million to accelerate the most promising treatments and discoveries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Endowed Chair

Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs at Nationwide Children's Hospital represent the most prestigious and significant recognition of a scientist's or clinician's work.

Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund

Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund for Pediatric Research

The Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund supports Nationwide Children’s courageous patients and their families in the area of pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention, helping patients and families rehabilitate from brain injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, and other physically disabling conditions and injuries.

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Big Lots' Transformational Gift

Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and their Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will construct America’s largest behavioral health treatment and research center just for children and adolescents. It’s a big move to address a national crisis.