Nationwide Children's News Releases

Oct 04, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Designated Rett Syndrome Foundation Center of Excellence

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been honored today with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) Center of Excellence designation. Nationwide Children’s joins three new institutions designated for excellence in Rett syndrome care in the Center of Excellence Network. The designation recognizes Nationwide Children’s continued dedication to providing best-in-class clinical care for Rett syndrome, a rare neurological and developmental disorder.

Sep 22, 2022

Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital Names Three New Associate Chiefs

After a decade of immense growth in its behavioral health and psychology services, Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has established new associate section chief roles and has promoted three of its own medical directors to provide additional clinical and psychiatric leadership.

Aug 29, 2022

New Study Finds Battery-Related Injuries in Children More than Doubled in Recent Decade

Pediatric battery-related emergency department (ED) visits have increased considerably in the last decade, particularly among children 5 years old and under, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics by a team of researchers from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Aug 25, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Two New Vice Presidents to Advance Population Health Efforts

As Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues to accelerate our commitment to population health locally and regionally, two successful internal leaders have been tapped for expanded leadership roles.

Aug 23, 2022

Behavioral Health Research, Genomics Programs Highlight $10 Million Nationwide Foundation Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Behavioral health research and genomics are among several programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital that will continue to benefit from funding as part of a new $10 million gift that the Nationwide Foundation is making through their Pediatric Innovation Fund.

Aug 18, 2022

New Disorder of Copper Metabolism Identified, Caused by Variants in CTR1 Gene

Copper is essential for many cellular functions, including cellular respiration, antioxidant defense, neurotransmitter biosynthesis and neuropeptide amidation, among others. Until recently, only two inborn errors of copper metabolism were well established. Both are rare. Wilson's disease and Menkes disease result from mutations in the copper-transporting P-type ATPases; ATP7B and ATP7A, respectively.


Aug 09, 2022

New Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Significant NIH Funding

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital recently received coveted P50 Center grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support a new center focused on suicide prevention.

Aug 08, 2022

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School

Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling. 

Jul 27, 2022

St. Baldrick's Foundation Funds $8.9 Million in Grants to Support the Most Promising Childhood Cancer Research

No hospital has a monopoly on good ideas. This is why the St. Baldrick's Foundation funds the most promising research — no matter where it takes place – from your backyard institution to other cutting edge research facilities treating childhood cancers around the globe. Since 2005, this philosophy has translated to more than 1,674 grants in 31 countries, totaling more than $322 million. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of volunteers, donors, partners and advocates across the country this past year, St. Baldrick's is proud to announce $8.9 million has been awarded in new grants.

Jul 26, 2022

Researchers Receive Funding Award Aimed at Improving Early Childhood Preventive Care Outcomes

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in partnership with researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, have been approved for a $5 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for an innovative project that will test a community navigator model to improve the delivery of preventive care for young children and has a special focus on improving outcomes for Black children and their families.