Nationwide Children's Events & Announcements

May 24, 2019

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment for SMA Developed at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Today, the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its approval of Zolgensma® for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) following decades of research in its Center for Gene Therapy to help patients with neuromuscular diseases.

May 23, 2019

Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Makes Sixth Annual Gift for Significant Impact at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Nationwide Foundation established the Pediatric Innovation Fund in 2014 and has so far contributed $60 million to it, including the gift announced today. With Nationwide Foundation’s initial $50 million to the hospital in 2006, its gifts to the hospital have now reached $110 million.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dedicates Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
May 21, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dedicates Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital dedicated the hospital’s Research Institute as the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This naming recognizes Mrs. Wexner, whose ongoing, passionate advocacy has ushered in a period of unprecedented transformation at the hospital.

May 20, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

WHAT: The dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and announcement of the Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:30 a.m. – Media Tour of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute 11:30 a.m.

May 16, 2019

Weight-Loss Surgery in Teens with Severe Obesity Offers Greater Benefits Than Waiting Until Adulthood

For those with severe obesity, bariatric surgery offers a safe and meaningful impact on weight, metabolic and cardiovascular health for adults and adolescents. Now, a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that adolescents who underwent gastric bypass were more likely to experience a complete remission of diabetes and hypertension by 5 years after surgery compared to adults — who also had severe obesity as adolescents — who underwent the procedure.

On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health
May 09, 2019

On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health

On Our Sleeves was created with the goal of raising awareness about the one in five children living across America with mental illness and to ending the stigma often associated with these conditions.

Corporate Partners Join the On Our Sleeves Movement for  Mental Health Awareness Month
May 01, 2019

Corporate Partners Join the On Our Sleeves Movement for Mental Health Awareness Month

On Our Sleeves was launched in October 2018 by Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help break the stigma around child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults
May 01, 2019

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the U.S., and more than tripled for girls and young women.

Apr 30, 2019

St. Baldrick's Foundation Awards Over $2.7 Million in Grants to Fund the Next Generation of Pediatric Oncologists

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital was one of 32 institutions across the U.S. to be awarded a childhood cancer research grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation.