Researchers from Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receive Awards from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio

December 20, 2007

Research led by Jeff Bridge, PhD (43209), principal investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice (CIPP) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, received the 2007 Ohio Health Policy Research Award from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. The award honors outstanding research that is relevant to health policy in Ohio carried out by Ohio-based researchers.

The study, published in the April 18, 2007 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, found the overall benefits of antidepressants in treating pediatric major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and non-OCD anxiety disorders in children 19 years old and younger appear to out-weigh the risks of suicidal thoughts and attempts associated with these medications

This is the second year an investigator from The Research Institute has won this award. Last year, research conducted by Deena Chisolm, PhD, principal investigator in CIPP and Kelley Kelleher, MD, MPH, director of CIPP, in conjunction with surgeons from Nationwide Childrens, received the 2006 Ohio Health Policy Research Award.

Also honored by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio was Ellen Yard, MPH (43214), a research associate in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at The Research Institute. Yard received the 2007 Best Ohio Health Policy Student Research Award for the paper, An Epidemiologic Comparison of Injuries Presenting to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Local Urgent Care Facilities. The studys co-author was Dawn Comstock, PhD, principal investigator in CIRP.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at