Nationwide Children's News Releases

Oct 30, 2023

Fall Festival in Linden Neighborhood gives families a chance to celebrate with Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital will celebrate fall and neighborhood wellness with the Linden community during a free Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families Fall Festival on Saturday, November 4.

The Center for Family Safety and Healing and Black Girl Rising Hold Conference to Combat Digital Dating Abuse
Oct 26, 2023

The Center for Family Safety and Healing and Black Girl Rising Hold Conference to Combat Digital Dating Abuse

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – According to a study published in JAMAPediatrics, the average amount of time U.S. teenagers spent on social media nearly doubled over the course of the pandemic. Unfortunately, this increase places youth at a higher risk for unsafe online connections.

Oct 23, 2023

Probiotics Delivered in Biofilm State Protect the Intestines and Brain in NEC Model

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s have been working on a novel solution to prevent NEC. They have developed a novel probiotic system that harnesses the durability of biofilms to improve the administration of probiotics to patients. It has been licensed to Scioto Biosciences. Their latest study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes the use of a biofilm formulation of Limosilactobacillus reuteri (Lr) to prevent NEC in a piglet model.

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, Achieves Surgical Milestone: 100th TPIAT Procedure
Oct 19, 2023

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, Achieves Surgical Milestone: 100th TPIAT Procedure

Nationwide Children’s Hospital congratulates Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, on a significant milestone in an advanced procedure known as a total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Dr. Nathan performed his 100th TPIAT on September 19, 2023.

Oct 18, 2023

Nationwide Children's Hospital to Expand Mental and Behavioral Health Research

Nationwide Children's Hospital has created a new Institute for Mental and Behavioral Health Research, significantly expanding opportunities to seek a better understanding of mental and behavioral health in children and to develop better diagnostics, treatment and preventative strategies. Leading this new institute will be Eric Youngstrom, PhD, a nationally renowned psychologist specializing in the relationship of mood and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families.

Oct 09, 2023

Study Finds GERD Less Likely Cause of Fussiness in Irritable Infants

In a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that high-risk infants who express irritability and arching of their backs likely are not suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Oct 06, 2023

From Hometown to National: Launching a Groundbreaking Mental Health Movement from the Ground Up

Since its inception five years ago, The On Our Sleeves Movement for Children’s Mental Health has grown, providing free tools and learning resources for more than 11 million people across the United States to help make mental health part of the upbringing for all children. While the number of resources provided through On Our Sleeves is remarkable, so is the evolution of the organization from a homegrown local initiative to one of the nation’s largest children’s mental health movements.

Sep 26, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Vice Presidents for Integrated Marketing and Public Affairs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has named two new leaders within the organization’s Marketing and Communication function.  

Sep 20, 2023

New $10 million Nationwide Foundation donation to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s affordable housing initiative, groundbreaking genomics program

A new $10 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the Nationwide Foundation’s Pediatric Innovation Fund will support the hospital’s work to expand access to affordable housing in the Linden neighborhood and its groundbreaking work in genomic medicine, including research and patient care. 

Sep 18, 2023

Study Shows Nearly 300% Increase in ADHD Medication Errors

In a new study, published today in Pediatrics, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the characteristics and trends of out-of-hospital ADHD medication errors among people younger than 20 years old reported to U.S. poison centers from 2000 through 2021.