Nationwide Children's News Releases

New Study Finds High-Powered Magnets Lead to Hospitalizations and Life-Threatening Injuries in Children
Feb 03, 2022

New Study Finds High-Powered Magnets Lead to Hospitalizations and Life-Threatening Injuries in Children

A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital along with 24 other children’s hospitals across the country looked at nearly 600 cases of high-powered magnet-related injuries in the three years after high-powered magnets re-entered the US market (2017 to 2019).

Feb 01, 2022

Study supports virotherapy as a potential treatment for brain tumors

A new study provides additional evidence of the efficacy of virotherapy for glioblastoma, the most deadly type of brain tumor. The research findings, published Feb. 1, 2022, in Clinical Cancer Research, indicate that an oncolytic herpes simplex virus, G207, appears to boost immune response and that this is associated with better overall survival for patients with glioblastoma.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Researcher Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, Honored by AAAS as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
Jan 26, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Researcher Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, Honored by AAAS as Lifetime AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.

Jan 04, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Expands Diversity and Health Equity Team

Nationwide Children’s Office of Diversity and Health Equity expanded its team to include two additional physician-leaders, Dr. Valencia P. Walker and Dr. Ray Bignall. They join Dr. Olivia Thomas, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer.

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time? Frequency and Duration of Boarding for Pediatric Mental Health Conditions at Acute Care Hospitals
Dec 28, 2021

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time? Frequency and Duration of Boarding for Pediatric Mental Health Conditions at Acute Care Hospitals

According to the results of a national survey conducted, in part by a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, mental health boarding in emergency departments (ED) and/or hospital inpatient settings is common with a median of 4 patients daily and associated with median durations of 48 hours – 10 times longer than standards established by the Joint Commission. In addition, in these acute care settings, youths received minimal mental health services during their lengthy boarding. Unfortunately, these patients are getting the wrong care, in the wrong place and at the wrong time. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

Dec 23, 2021

Study Finds High Mortality Rates of Youths Previously Incarcerated in the Juvenile Legal System

New research from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital finds that youth aged 11 to 21 years, who have been previously incarcerated in the juvenile legal system, are 5.9 times more likely than the general population to experience early mortality. The report, which describes a cohort study of 3645 previously incarcerated youths in Ohio’s juvenile legal system, appears this week in JAMA Network Open.

Dec 16, 2021

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $50,000 Donation from Mom of Two Young Adults, to Help Support Signs of Suicide® and Big Lots Behavioral Health Services Mood and Anxiety Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced a $50,000 gift from Maureen Considine Gharrity, Founding Director of Quinn’s Memorial Foundation and Erinn’s Grace Foundation both created to honor her two children, as a gift as well as philanthropic efforts.

Creating a Physician Workforce that Reflects the Patients and Families We Serve
Dec 14, 2021

Creating a Physician Workforce that Reflects the Patients and Families We Serve

Workforce disparities persist within health care institutions and medical training. While individuals who identify as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander comprise roughly 30% of the U.S. population, they are less than 15% of physicians, making them underrepresented in medicine – or URM. In fact, as the U.S. population grows more diverse, the racial and ethnic demographic gap between patients and physicians, including pediatricians, is worsening. In a bold effort to bridge that gap, a team of physicians (medical educators, advocates, and researchers) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital developed a plan. The plan and its results are now published in Pediatrics.

Dec 13, 2021

Human MicroRNA Inhibits Expression of Pathogenic Gene Underlying Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is caused by aberrant expression of the DUX4 gene in skeletal muscles. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have recently demonstrated that an endogenous human microRNA, miR-675, inhibits DUX4 expression and protects muscles from DUX4-mediated cell death in a mouse model when administered via gene therapy. They also showed that the small molecule-based treatments that upregulate miR-675 inhibited DUX4 mRNA and DUX4-associated biomarkers in myotubes derived from patients with FSHD.

Dec 08, 2021

Variety of Opportunities Available to Provide Holiday Delight to Patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

During this holiday season, the local community, and supporters of Nationwide Children’s Hospital around the country are welcome to bring seasonal cheer to patients at the hospital.