Nationwide Children's News Releases

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.

Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for Sunburn
May 20, 2019

Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for Sunburn

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Brooks College of Health at University of North Florida examined how homemade sunscreens were portrayed on Pinterest.

May 17, 2019

Study Finds Narrowing Gender Gap in Youth Suicides

New research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital finds a disproportionate increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males, particularly in younger youth aged 10-14 years.

May 17, 2019

The Janet Orttung-Morrow, MD and Grant Morrow, III, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatric Behavioral Health Announced

The first recipient of the chair is Cynthia A. Gerhardt, PhD, director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 16, 2019

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

A study from 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. 

Apr 29, 2019

Suicide Rates Spike Nationally Among Youth After “13 Reasons Why” Release

A recent study revealed approximately 195 more youth suicide deaths than expected were associated with the television series “13 Reasons Why” in the nine months immediately following the series release.