Nationwide Children's News Releases

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death
Nov 01, 2019

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death

A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined suicide reporting guideline adherence by the media for the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The study found that some media coverage of the Spade and Bourdain deaths did not adhere to several of the suicide reporting guidelines.

Oct 28, 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases First Policy Statement on Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first policy statement for the multidisciplinary care of metabolic or bariatric surgery for pediatric patients with severe obesity. The statement, published in Pediatrics, provides recommendations for practitioners and policy makers, and accompanies a technical report which provides additional details and supporting evidence.

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
Oct 21, 2019

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Today, Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the first faculty member from Nationwide Children’s to

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups
Oct 14, 2019

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth 12-18 years old in the United States, and in 2017 alone, suicide accounted for more than 2,200 deaths among this age group.

Oct 07, 2019

Study Shows Over-The-Counter Medications Most Commonly Used in Cases of Attempted Suicide by Self-Poisoning in Youth, Adolescents

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth and adolescents are higher in rural communities, higher during the academic school year and involve common medications found in many households.

Christina and Ryan Day Encourage Students to Take a “Day Time Break” for Mental Health as Part of On Our Sleeves Movement
Oct 03, 2019

Christina and Ryan Day Encourage Students to Take a “Day Time Break” for Mental Health as Part of On Our Sleeves Movement

Christina and Ryan Day are partnering with the On Our Sleeves™ movement to launch an interactive school-based program to help break stigmas, start important conversations and improve mental health awareness for students in more than 200 middle and high schools in Franklin and surrounding counties.  

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant
Sep 30, 2019

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health announced it has awarded one of its Cancer Moonshot grants to Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, chief of the division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant and Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 29, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7.

Sep 25, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today that its nationally known genomic medicine institute is being renamed to honor the transformational support of Steve and Cindy Rasmussen.

Sep 23, 2019

Big Lots Announces Fall National Fundraising Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Now through October 27, Big Lots customers can donate $1, $2, $5, or more at checkout. One hundred percent of the dollars raised supports lifesaving research and care at the hospital.